5 Anaheim Ducks Who Will Not Be Traded This Season

The Anaheim Ducks had another interesting offseason as general manager Pat Verbeek pulled off a number of signings that had some shaking their head about the team's direction. Considering the Ducks are still a few years away, did it really make sense to throw the bag at Alex Killorn via free agency? Who knows, but now the team has a veteran winner to mentor the younger players. 

Verbeek is going to be busy, there's no doubt about that as he loves to discuss trade ideas throughout the season and get a good sense of the market. While there will be a trade or two, don't expect to see these five Ducks moved this season:

Trevor Zegras

The face of the franchise, Zegras is perfect for the market. He's waiting on a new contract but that should be wrapped up soon and is likely to have a no-movement clause included. The 22-year-old Zegras is coming off a 65-point season and 90 is the goal in 2023-24.

Troy Terry

One Duck Verbeek was able to lock up, Terry is signed through the 2029-30 season at $7 million per. His trade protection doesn't kick in until 2025-26, however there's zero chance he gets moved before that. Terry is one of the Ducks most consistent players and perhaps their best all around player. No chance he's dealt.

Alex Killorn

Things would need to go off the rails pretty bad to have Killorn dealt. He signed a big four-year ticket this summer at $6.25 million and has a full no-trade clause that switches to a 15-team protection after two seasons in Anaheim. Killorn loves to golf, sunny California made sense for his destination last offseason.

Mason McTavish

One of Verbeek's favorite players, McTavish is coming into his own in Anaheim after being selected in the first round of the 2021 draft. He recorded 43 points in 80 games last season and 60 points is well within reach in 2023-24.

Lukas Dostal

The 23-year-old netminder is signed for two more seasons at just over $800,000. There's zero chance Dostal is moved as John Gibson will be the first goalie to go. As for Dostal he's expected to see an increased work load this season after appearing in 19 games last season as a rookie. With 23 NHL games now under his belt, the former third-round pick is ready to make a big impact this season.

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