Prospect Update: Giovanni Fiore

By Thomas Harrington An undrafted free agent, the Ducks signed forward Giovanni Fiore to a three-year entry level deal last April. In what was easily San Diego’s weakest rookie class in the three years since it became Anaheim’s affiliate, Fiore was far and away San Diego’s best rookie forward. Last summer, Fiore was an unknown…

Prospect Update: Keaton Thompson

By Thomas Harrington Keaton Thompson finished up his second season of professional hockey, spending the entire year with the San Diego Gulls. Thompson played in a career high 64 games and scored five goals and 16 points. His five goals were a new career high for him, while his 16 points equaled his total from…

Prospect Update: Mitch Hults

By Thomas Harrington Last summer, the Anaheim Ducks signed Mitch Hults to an entry-level deal after two solid seasons of NCAA hockey. He just completed his first full season of professional hockey, after getting a taste of it at the end of the 2016-2017 season. Of San Diego’s rookie forwards, Hults had the second best…

Prospect Update: Jack Kopacka

By Thomas Harrington Jack Kopacka completed his final and most successful season of junior hockey, suiting up for the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds. He’ll turn pro this coming season, and will hopefully have a big impact in San Diego. Kopacka set career highs in every major offensive category, scoring 31 goals, 32 assists, and 63…

Prospect Update: Andy Welinski

By Thomas Harrington After losing Shea Theodore and Brandon Montour, the San Diego Gulls were without their top two defensemen this past season. Andy Welinski stepped up and filled that role admirably. He also made his NHL debut, making this a very successful season for the young blueliner. Welinski was the final member of Anaheim’s…

Anaheim Announces Rookie Tournament

By Thomas Harrington The Anaheim Ducks announced that they would be participating in a rookie tournament this September in Las Vegas. Anaheim’s rookies will play a total three games, facing off against rookies from the Los Angeles Kings, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Arizona Coyotes. The other teams involved in this tournament are the Golden…

Prospect Update: Deven Sideroff

By Thomas Harrington Deven Sideroff completed his first season of professional hockey, spending the entire season with the Gulls. Sideroff was another member of San Diego’s rookie class who struggled through much of the season. Sideroff had actually made his professional debut the prior season, getting in three games with the Gulls at the end…

Prospect Update: Angus Redmond

By Thomas Harrington The Ducks signed Angus Redmond to a three-year entry-level contract last summer. He just finished his first season of professional hockey, playing for two different teams in the ECHL, the Utah Grizzlies, and the Toledo Walleye. Redmond’s struggled through much of his first pro season. With Utah, Redmond played in 18 games,…

Prospect Update: Julius Nattinen

By Thomas Harrington Julius Nattinen completed his first year of professional hockey this past season, spending the entire season with San Diego. Like most of San Diego’s rookies this past season, Nattinen’s first season with the Gulls wasn’t stellar. He played in 55 games and scored four goals and 12 points, the sixth-highest scoring rookie…

Prospect Update: Olle Eriksson Ek

By Thomas Harrington A fifth-round pick from a year ago, Olle Eriksson Ek has been developing nicely over in Sweden for the past year. Eriksson Ek spent time in both the Allsvenskan and SuperElit leagues this past season. In Allsvenskan, the second highest level of professional hockey in Sweden, he played for BIK Karlskoga and…