Podcast: Embracing The Rebuild

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks have communicated to me they have fully embraced the rebuild. General Manager Bob Murray and the organization realize it is going to take time to get the team back to being a competitive force every season. They understand this process is going to take more than just one season.…

Prospect Update: Axel Andersson

By Thomas Harrington Acquired from Boston as part of the Ondrej Kase deal, defenseman Axel Andersson played in the HockeyAllsvenskan and the AHL this past season. Andersson was supposed to be in the AHL this year. However, because of the pandemic, he started the season playing for Sodertalje SK in the HockeyAllsvenskan. Unlike most Anaheim…

Prospect Update: Roman Durny

By Thomas Harrington A fifth round pick from 2018, goaltender Roman Durny played in both Slovakia and the ECHL this past season. Durny was supposed to spend the entire season in North America, but like so many others, his plans were disrupted by the pandemic. He started the year playing in Slovakia for HC Slovan…

Prospect Update: Thimo Nickl

By Thomas Harrington A fourth round pick from 2020, defenseman Thimo Nickl spent this past season playing in Europe for three different leagues: the SHL, HockeyAllsvenskan, and J20 Nationell. Nickl was expected to play in the QMJHL this year, but because of the pandemic, decided to play overseas instead. He started the season playing for…

Prospect Update: Albin Sundsvik

By Thomas Harrington A sixth round pick from 2020, Albin Sundsvik spent the past season playing in the SHL and internationally for Sweden. He’s one of the few Anaheim prospects who was able to play a significant number of games this past season. Before being drafted, Sundsvik had split time between the SHL and the…

Prospect Update: Olle Eriksson Ek

By Thomas Harrington A fifth round pick from 2017, Olle Eriksson Ek played his second professional season in North America this year, with most of it coming in the AHL. Eriksson Ek only played in five games in the ECHL and had a record of 3-2 with a .901 save percentage and a 2.79 goals…

Prospect Update: Ian Moore

By Thomas Harrington A third round pick from 2020, Ian Moore played in the USHL this past season and will be playing NCAA hockey at Harvard University next season. This was Moore’s lone season in the USHL, and it was a successful one. Playing for the Chicago Steel, Moore played in 45 games and scored…

Prospect Update: Bryce Kindopp

By Thomas Harrington An undrafted free agent, Bryce Kindopp just completed his first professional season, playing in both the ECHL and AHL. Kindopp started the season in the ECHL, playing for the Tulsa Oilers and scoring two goals and four points in 14 games. Once the AHL got its season started, Kindopp was called up…

Prospect Update: Sam Colangelo

By Michael Walters A second round pick from 2020, Sam Colangelo didn’t play a ton of hockey this past season because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and is easily one of the most impacted Anaheim prospects by the ongoing pandemic. Colangelo was a freshman at Northeastern University this past season, but he ended up playing in…

Prospect Update: Matt Berkovitz

By Thomas Harrington A fifth round pick from 2014, defenseman Matt Berkovitz is one of Anaheim’s oldest prospects and has been playing in the NCAA for the past three seasons for the U.S. Military Academy. He also served as the team’s captain for the first time. Berkovitz has never been a player known for his…