Graduated Prospect: Jacob Larsson

By Thomas Harrington A first round pick from 2015, Jacob Larsson has taken a little while to arrive in the NHL. After playing four games for the Ducks in the 2016-2017 season, he spent the entirety of the 2017-2018 season in the AHL. He started that season recovering from a knee injury, and he wasn’t…

Graduated Prospect: Andy Welinski

By Thomas Harrington A third-round pick from 2011, Andy Welinski has become an offensive force from the blueline in the AHL. While those numbers haven’t translated to the Ducks yet, we’ve seen flashes of it in Anaheim. Welinski was constantly going back and forth between Anaheim and San Diego this season. By my count, he…

Graduated Prospect: Jaycob Megna

By Thomas Harrington San Diego’s captain, Jaycob Megna, is a big defenseman whose overall game has improved dramatically over five seasons in the AHL. Megna was among the very final cuts that Anaheim made to begin the 2018-2019 season and started the season in San Diego. Megna has never been known for his offensive skills…

Graduated Prospect: Kiefer Sherwood

By Thomas Harrington Welcome to the first graduated prospect review of the summer: Kiefer Sherwood. As I’ve done the last several years, I’ll be going through and writing about most of Anaheim’s prospects this summer. I’ll start out with the players who graduated from the prospect ranks, followed by prospect profiles for any new prospects…

Anaheim’s Group Six Free Agents

By Thomas Harrington With San Diego’s season coming to an end in the conference finals, it’s time to turn to the summer prospect reports. Normally, I’d start off by going over Anaheim’s graduated prospects, but instead, this summer will start a little different. I’ll start by discussing Anaheim’s group six free agents, a special group…

Recap: Gulls Historic Season

By Thomas Harrington The San Diego Gulls have completed their fourth season as Anaheim’s AHL affiliate, and it was their most successful one. After a disappointing year that saw them miss the playoffs entirely in the 2017-2018 season, the Gulls made the playoffs and advanced all the way to the Western Conference Finals where they…

Gulls Strong Season Comes To An Abrupt Halt

By Thomas Harrington San Diego’s season has come to an end, losing in six games to the Chicago Wolves. At one point, the Gulls had a 2-1 series lead, but they lost three straight games to end the series. Game 3: Gull Edge Wolves After getting the split in Chicago, the Gulls returned to San…

Gulls and Wolves Tied 1-1

By Thomas Harrington Two games in, and the Gulls and Wolves have each won one game in the Western Conference Finals. San Diego accomplished its goal as the road team: get a win in Chicago before returning home for three straight games. Wolves Take Game 1 Game one didn’t start great for the Gulls, as…

Calder Cup Conference Finals Preview

By Thomas Harrington For the first time in franchise history, the San Diego Gulls have advanced to the Calder Cup Conference Finals. It’s been over a decade since an Anaheim Ducks affiliate made it this far in the Calder Cup Playoffs. They’ll play the Chicago Wolves, who defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Iowa…

Gulls Defeat Condors In Six Games

By Thomas Harrington For the first time in franchise history, the San Diego Gulls are going to the Calder Cup Conference Finals. This is the first time an Anaheim affiliate has made the Conference Finals since 2008 when the Portland Pirates did so. The Gulls defeated the Bakersfield Condors in a hard-fought, six-game series that…