Ducks are done drafting.

The Ducks kept their remaining picks Saturday — one each in rounds 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 — and used them (in order) on defenseman Matt Clark, goalie Igor Bobkov, defenseman Sami Vatanen, center Radoslav Illo and defenseman Scott Valentine.

Clark, 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, is a stay-at-home defenseman coming off a three-goal, 20-assist season for Brampton of the Ontario Hockey League. Click here for his full Central Scouting profile.


Bobkov, 18, played for Magnitogorsk-2 last season and was ranked as the 10th-best Russian draft prospect by Hockey’s Future.

Vatanen captained team Finland to a 5-4 win over Team Canada in the bronze-medal game at the 2009 U-18 championships in North Dakota. He stands just 5-foot-9 and seems to have some offensive upside, according to his Central Scouting profile.

Illo is a 6-foot, 185-pound forward who had 21 goals and 33 points in 47 games last season for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. He’s a native of Slovakia and doesn’t have a Central Scouting profile. He does, however, have a Facebook page.

Valentine, 6 feet tall and 196 pounds, was a late comer to the draft board. The Ottawa native contributed 1 goal and 9 points last season for Oshawa of the OHL.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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