Ducks Rumors: Could Anaheim Trade Trevor Zegras?

The Anaheim Ducks find themselves at a critical juncture in the 2024 NHL season, with trade rumors swirling around their talented forward, Trevor Zegras, according to The Athletic's Eric Duhatschek and NHL Trade's Rob Ellis.

Despite Zegras' skill and youth, a recent lower-body injury has cast a shadow over his future with the team.

The emergence of rookie centers Leo Carlsson and Mason McTavish has further fueled speculation.

Adding complexity to the situation is the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery, where the Ducks have a chance to secure highly-touted center prospect Macklin Celebrini, who's off to a red-hot start this season with Boston University, racking up 10 goals and 25 points over his first 15 games.

This potential acquisition could create a logjam at the center position, making Zegras a potential trade candidate.

At just 22 years old, Zegras possesses undeniable trade value, and parting with him could provide the Ducks with valuable assets for their rebuild or help balance other areas that require improvement.

Before going down with injury, Zegras was off to a slow start this season, scoring just a goal and assist over 12 games.

The Ducks' management faces a strategic crossroads, having to weigh Zegras' exceptional talent and market value against their long-term vision for the team.

Over his four-year career, the 22-year-old has amassed 50 goals and 141 total points across 192 games played. Photo Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports