Antoine Laganiere(28) Norfolk Admirals

Anton Laganiere

Anaheim Ducks‘ undrafted rookie center Antoine Laganiere(28) won the 2013 NCAA Championship with Yale University Bulldogs in the final year of his college career.

The big 6’5″ and lanky 205 lbs. forward flew under the radar through most of his school playing time but then started to picks up steam in his third campaign and that peaked with the title in 2012/2013.

Scouted as a bit slow on his skates and having a less than smooth style he began to gain notice as a potential power forward despite the setbacks.

He’s somewhat proving his critics wrong with a decent showing of 8 goals and 7 assists, while unloading a healthy 123 shots on net through 63 AHL games with minor league affiliate Norfork Admirals, but also has a less than accountable -8 rating.

The 23-year old is signed through end of the current season but looks to be on target for a qualifying offer to be retained in the prospect system for a further look and development; and with some more hard work put into his game may just get his shot at cracking the NHL.

 

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