Anaheim Ducks' Worst Trade Of The Past Year

The Anaheim Ducks have not made very many important trades over the past year even though they have been at the depths of the league. In a spot where they should be selling, there has been very little action and underwhelming returns when there have been any.

The best example of this and the worst trade the Ducks have made over the past year is their most recent one at the trade deadline that just passed. They dealt John Klingberg to the Minnesota Wild for Andrej Sustr, Nikita Nesterenko, and a 2025 fourth round pick.

Klingberg signed with the Ducks because they were the only team willing to give him close to what he was looking for in terms of money. Though it was only a one-year deal, it was supposed to help boost Klingberg's stock while giving the Ducks a trade deadline asset they could get a good return for. That fell flat as the Ducks have had a horrible season offensively that greatly impacted the production of the offensive defenceman.

The Ducks hardly got anything for the $7 million defenceman after they were hoping for at least a first round pick near the beginning of the season. The entire ordeal was a waste of effort and hurt both the Ducks and Klingberg.

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