Four Takeaways From The World Juniors

By Logan Orsini Well, that was fun. And with that, the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships are a wrap. The epic rivalry of USA vs Canada was renewed in the gold medal game where the Americans, with the help of Trevor Zegras heroics and outstanding play from Trevor Knight, bested the Canadians 2-0 to capture…

Recapping Anaheim’s World Junior Tournament

By Thomas Harrington Five of the six prospects that Anaheim sent to the World Junior Championships participated in the gold medal game, as Team USA, Trevor Zegras, Sam Colangelo, Jackson LaCombe, and Henry Thrun, faced off against Team Canada, Jamie Drysdale. Ultimately, the US won 2-0. The lone Anaheim prospect to not medal was Albin…

Podcast: Return Of The Ducks

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks returned to the ice to practice in late December as the NHL season was approved to move forward. Several prospects are also on the ice for the World Juniors tournament. On this show, we discuss what the Ducks lineup could look like, the new taxi squad, and a general…

Anaheim’s Top 10 Rookies

By Thomas Harrington It’s time for one of my favorite things to write for DucksNPucks, Anaheim’s top 10 rookies. As I’ve done previously, I will only be including players who are eligible to win the Calder Memorial Trophy this season. To be eligible to win this award, a player has to have played less than…

Ranking Anaheim’s Prospect Positions

By Thomas Harrington Now that the individual prospect updates and profiles are complete, it’s time to rank the positional strength of Anaheim’s prospect system. Technically, starting this season, Isac Lundestrom, Max Comtois, and Josh Mahura will no longer qualify as rookies because of games played in the NHL, but I still count them as part…

Anaheim Prospects We Could See In The NHL

By Thomas Harrington When Anaheim made the San Diego Gulls their AHL affiliate, it became easier than ever for Bob Murray and the Ducks to call up players when needed. It could be for an injury fill-in, for a sick player, or because they are producing at such a rate in the AHL that they…

Prospect Update: Trevor Zegras

By Thomas Harrington Anaheim’s top pick from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Trevor Zegras played for Boston University last season, his only season of NCAA hockey. As a freshman, Zegras played in 33 of Boston’s 34 games and scored 11 goals and 36 points. He finished fourth on the team in goals, second in assists,…

Prospect Update: Max Comtois

By Thomas Harrington A second-round pick from 2017, Max Comtois completed his first full professional season this past year, splitting time between the NHL and AHL. Comtois’ season was split almost perfectly between Anaheim and San Diego. With the Gulls, Comtois played in 31 games and scored nine goals and 24 points. With the Ducks,…

Prospect Update: Lukas Dostal

By Thomas Harrington A third-round pick from 2018, Lukas Dostal spent last season playing in the Liiga league and becoming Anaheim’s top goaltending prospect. Dostal played for Ilves of the Liiga league last season. He appeared in 43 games and had a record of 27-8-6 with a 1.78 goals-against average, a .928 save percentage, and…

Ducks Get Early Present

By Michael Walters Yesterday the Anaheim Ducks received an early Christmas present when it was announced that Ryan Miller re-signed with the team for next season. Miller signed a one-year deal for $1 million per Cap Friendly. Last season Miller was planning to retire, but then COVID arrived putting a halt to the season and…