The Anaheim Ducks picked three players with ties to the state of Nebraska during this weekend’s NHL draft. Anaheim selected Lincoln Stars forward Kevin Roy in the fourth round with the 97th overall pick. University of Nebraska-Omaha defensemen Brian Cooper was taken in the fifth round, 127th overall, by the Ducks, and sophomore defenseman Jaycob Megna, picked in the seventh round, 210th overall, by Anaheim.
UNO Freshman goaltender Anthony Stolarz was taken in the second round with the 45th overall pick by the Philadelphia Flyers. That makes him the highest drafted player on the UNO roster. Also from the Lincoln Stars, defenseman Mike McKee was chosen in the 5th round by the Detroit Red Wings (140th overall). Former Stars forward John McCarron, currently playing for Cornell University, was selected in the 6th round by the Edmonton Oilers (153rd overall). and defenseman Paul Ladue was chosen by the Los Angeles Kings (181st overall). Louie Nanne, was selected in the 7th round by the Minnesota Wild (188th overall). His dad Marty, is a scout for the Wild and his grandfather Lou, was a general manager and coach for the Minnesota North Stars (currently the Dallas Stars).