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…

POLL: Evaluating Henrique’s Deal

By Michael Walters Earlier today the Anaheim Ducks announced that Adam Henrique signed a five-year extension. The contract is worth $29.25 million and has an annual value of $5.85 million. As part of his contract, he has a 10-team no-movement clause for the term of his contract. In 57 games with Anaheim last season, Henrique…

Prospect Update: Alex Dostie

By Thomas Harrington Alex Dostie completed his first season of professional hockey, spending most of his time in the AHL with a little time spent in the ECHL. Dostie didn’t exactly light the world on fire in his first career professional season, and that’s alright. In fact, it’s fair to say that most of San…

Prospect Update: Brent Gates, Jr.

By Thomas Harrington Brent Gates, Jr. completed his junior season at the University of Minnesota. He’ll return there in this coming season for his final season of NCAA hockey. Gates had a solid but unspectacular third season of college hockey. In 38 games, he scored 12 goals and 26 points. His 12 goals were actually…

State of Anaheim

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks picked up several players in free agency recently to help fill some of the holes left by departed players from last season. There is still work to be done in Anaheim as the Ducks General Manager Bob Murray will have to make decisions regarding the lineup and financial situation…

Gulls Sign Forney and Moldenhauer

By Michael Walters Today the San Diego Gulls announced they have signed defensemen Chris Forney and Scott Moldenhauer to one-year contracts for the 2018-19 AHL season. Forney played in 135 games in four seasons at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He recorded 49 total points(14 G + 35 A) and had a +34 rating during that time. He helped…

Prospect Update: Josh Mahura

By Thomas Harrington Josh Mahura completed his fourth and final year of junior hockey this past season, playing for the Regina Pats. He was a teammate of fellow Anaheim prospect Sam Steel. He was a third round pick in 2016, and he’s developed very nicely since then. Mahura played in 60 games for the Pats…

Prospect Profile: Chase De Leo

By Thomas Harrington A little more than a week ago, the Anaheim Ducks traded Nicolas Kerdiles to the Winnipeg Jets for forward Chase De Leo. With a new prospect in the system, it’s time for the second prospect profile of the summer. De Leo was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round (99th overall)…

To The Rafters: Kariya and Niedermayer

By Michael Walters Today the Anaheim Ducks announced that they would be retiring Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer‘s jersey numbers. Kariya’s number #9 jersey will be retired on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 5 PM PST against the Buffalo Sabres. Niedermayer’s #27 jersey will be retired on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 6 PM PST…

Saying The Right Things

By George Casner “There’s a numbness that’s kind of subsiding now. After the run and the season-long trials and tribulations that you go through, you get to the playoffs and win out and get second place in the division, and four games later, a week later, you’re out of it, which is really numbing.” –…