NHL Rumors: 2 Anaheim Ducks Offseason Trade Candidates

The Anaheim Ducks were heavily involved leading up to the trade deadline as new general manager Pat Verbeek completed a number of different moves. Several different veterans were moved as the shift begins in Anaheim to a younger core being built around super-rookie Trevor Zegras. More moves will be coming this summer, let's take a look at a couple of Ducks who are trade candidates this offseason:

Jakob Silfverberg

The only reason Jakob Silfverberg didn't get moved before this season's trade deadline was his health, and now the focus shifts to this summer. The 31-year-old is signed through the 2023-24 season at $5.25 million against the cap and he holds modified trade protection against 12 teams of his choice. So far in 53 games this season he's had a down year, only scoring five times and collecting 21 total points. Quite the dip from his 24 goals in 2018-19, and unfortunately his production hasn't quite been the same since. Look for the Ducks to move Silfverberg at the draft.

John Gibson

To some surprise, John Gibson's name was out there in trade rumors before the deadline, but nothing seemed to get too serious. There would be a long list of suitors if Gibson is made available, as the 28-year-old is signed long term at a reasonable $6.4 million annually. The biggest thing is his save percentage which has slowly declined over the past four seasons and some are questioning if he's still an elite netminder. Look for the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche to have some serious interest if Ducks' management decides it's time to move in a different direction in net.

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