Ducks Rumors: 3 Trade Candidates out of Anaheim

The Anaheim Ducks are gearing up for some action this season as general manager Pat Verbeek is open for business and willing to discuss just about any deal. The team is struggling and right now have the best odds to land blue chip prospect Connor Bedard. Expect to hear the trade chatter pick up around the Ducks in the coming weeks with these three players on other team's radars:

Anthony Stolarz

Cheap goaltending depth is hard to find and Anthony Stolarz certainly fits the bill. The Ducks netminder is a pending free agent who only makes $950,000 against the cap. The 6-foot-6 28-year-old has appeared in seven games so far this season and the numbers don't necessarily jump off the page. Stolarz has posted a 3.74 GAA and a .902 Sv.%. Regardless, teams are keeping an eye on his game as the Ducks are willing to move him for likely a mid-round draft pick.

John Gibson

Yes, both goaltenders in Anaheim are available. The team has kept an open mind when it comes to their crease as it appears they aren't sold just yet on either Stolarz or John Gibson. The latter is signed long term through the 2026-27 season at $6.4 million and while it doesn't sound like Anaheim is willing to retain any salary, they may be willing to accept less if it means they get the contract off their books. Gibson has appeared in 13 games this season, recording a 4.13 GAA and a .893 Sv.%. He holds a 10-team no-trade clause.

John Klingberg

When the Ducks signed Klingberg to a one-year $7 million deal last summer, the intention was always to flip the mobile defenseman before the trade deadline this season. This plan has not changed and Klingberg is very much in play. The Toronto Maple Leafs were recently linked to a deal, as too were the Detroit Red Wings. Don't expect to see Klingberg in Anaheim to end the season, he'll certainly be moved at some point. In 17 games this season, Klingberg's recorded one goal and eight points. 

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