Brandon McMillan signs entry-level contract.

A third-round draft pick in 2008, McMillan broke out in 2009-10. In the midst of a 25-goal, 67-point season (both career highs) for the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, he appeared for Team Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, scoring four goals and eight points in six contests en route to the silver medal.

The 5-11, 185-pound winger also led the Rockets in postseason scoring, collecting five goals and 15 points in 12 games. McMillan had 56 goals and 169 points in 251 career WHL games.

McMillan will make $575,000 the first year, $575,000 the second and $645,000 in the third year if he makes the NHL roster.

Considering that 84 players were drafted before him in his class, McMillan is looks like a steal in Anaheim’s 2008 draft class, which included Jake Gardiner (first round, 17th overall), Nicolas Deschamps (second round, 35th overall), Eric O’Dell (second round, 39th overall), Justin Schultz (second round, 43rd overall), Josh Brittain (third round, 71st overall) and Marco Cousineau (third round, 83rd overall) all going before him.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, 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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