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…

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…

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)…

Anaheim’s 2018 Development Camp

By Thomas Harrington Earlier today, the Anaheim Ducks announced the dates and roster for their 2018 summer development camp. The camp will open on June 28th and run through July 1st, and there will be a scrimmage open to the public on the 1st. If you can, I highly recommend that you attend, as it…

Ducks Give Qualifying Offers To Seven

By Thomas Harrington Monday evening, the Anaheim Ducks announced that they had extended qualifying offers to all of their restricted free agents: Nick Ritchie, Nicolas Kerdiles, Brandon Montour, Ondrej Kase, Kevin Roy, Andy Welinski, and Kalle Kossila. When the Ducks and other teams extend qualifying offers to their restricted free agents, they are essentially signaling…

Anaheim’s Second Day At The Draft

By Thomas Harrington After selecting Isac Lundestrom 23rd overall in the first round of the draft, the Anaheim Ducks had six picks heading into the second day: 54th overall in the second round, 79th overall in the third round, 85th overall in the third round, 116th overall overall in the fourth round, 147th overall in…

1st Round Recap; Murray Discusses Contracts and Kesler

By Thomas Harrington and Michael Walters The first two picks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft went as expected, with Rasmus Dahlin going to Buffalo first overall, and Andrei Svechnikov going to Carolina second overall. But it was the third pick where things got interesting. A number of top end wingers and defensemen were available,…