With the 29th pick in the 2010 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft, our Anaheim Ducks bloggers at Anaheim Calling select...
Beau Bennett, Penticton (BCHL)
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Bennett was briefly listed in the ISS Top 30 after putting up monstrous offensive numbers in the BCHL with Penticton. He's a Gardena, CA native who played for the Junior Kings and participated in the Ducks West Coast Prospects Camp, so Anaheim should have plenty of scouting reports on him. He's also committed to Denver, and the Ducks like the WCHA for development. Ultimately, though, I picked him here because he has speed and a strong shot, the two things I sacrificed to grab Johansen at 12th. I consulted fellow SBN Ducks blogger Earl Sleek and seriously considered Tyler Pitlick, who managed to fall to 29th in our mock draft, but Bennett was a strong fit for the cupboard.
The final pick belongs to Chicago.