New Jersey Devils & Anaheim Ducks Re-Engage In Trade Talks

The New Jersey Devils have reignited trade discussions with the Anaheim Ducks, setting their sights on star goaltender John Gibson, as reported by James Nichols of New Jersey Hockey Now and NHL Trade's Rob Ellis.

However, the potential trade comes with complexities, primarily due to Gibson's substantial contract.

His annual average value (AAV) of $6.4 million, a 10-team no-trade clause, and a commitment through the 2026-27 season make this a challenging negotiation.

Analysts suggest that the timing of the trade might be more favorable during the offseason when teams typically have greater salary cap flexibility.

So far this season, the 30-year-old holds a .906 save percentage, 2.85 GAA, and a 20-6-13 record across 21 games played.

The Devils, eager to strengthen their defensive lineup for a potential Stanley Cup run, are closely monitoring these discussions as the NHL trade deadline approaches, knowing that a deal for a goaltender of Gibson's caliber could reshape the course of their season and playoff aspirations.

Over his 11-year career, spent entirely with Anaheim, Gibson holds a .912 SV%, 2.83 GAA, 24 shutouts, and a 186-192-59 record. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports