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Ducks sign another talented, young defenseman

Red Deer Rebels v Calgary Hitmen

CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 22: Tyler Mrkonjic #28 of the Calgary Hitmen chases Josh Mahura #5 of the Red Deer Rebels during a WHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 22, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

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The Anaheim Ducks have added another young defenseman to their stable, signing 19-year-old Josh Mahura to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Mahura, the 85th overall pick in the 2016 draft, just finished his season with the Regina Pats, who lost in six games to Mathew Barzal and the Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL Championship.

Mahura had an impressive postseason for the Pats, racking up eight goals and 13 assists in 23 games. He was traded to Regina from Red Deer in January.

Mahura is a teammate of another Ducks prospect in Regina, that being high-scoring center Sam Steel.

Anaheim signed Steel to his ELC in December. He was the 30th overall pick in 2016.

Mahura and Steel will both reportedly join the Ducks to be around the organization and soak up some Stanley Cup Playoffs atmosphere. Anaheim plays Game 4 of the Western Conference Final tomorrow in Nashville.