PITTSBURGH - The NHL draft returned with a decidedly American flavor.
Nine Americans were taken in the second round Saturday morning, led by winger Nicolas Kerdiles. The 18-year-old from California was selected with the 36th overall pick by the Anaheim Ducks.
The Winnipeg Jets grabbed center Lukas Sutter with the 39th pick. Sutter is the son of former NHL player Rich Sutter.