Ducks Rumors: 3 Players Who Won't Be Traded From Anaheim in '23/'24

Anaheim Ducks GM Pat Verbeek is talking trade with several teams at the moment, however, there's a few players who he's unwilling to move. While the Ducks are in full rebuild mode still, Verbeek has to stay firm on a few players he wants to build around moving forward.

Here's three Ducks who will be with the team after March 8th trade deadline: 

Mason McTavish:

McTavish is 100% untouchable and is a major piece of the Ducks core moving forward. The former third-overall pick in 2021 has arrived in Anaheim and is having a strong start to his sophomore campaign. McTavish has recorded 24 points in 29 games so far this year and once Verbeek is able to surround him with some more proven talent, look for his game to take off even more.

Jamie Drysdale

While McTavish is the core piece up front, Drysdale is the defenseman Verbeek will build around. He's only appeared in seven games so far in 2023-24, posting three points and turned some heads back in 2021-22, recording 32 points in 81 games during his rookie year. Look for Drysdale to continue to develop with the Ducks and Verbeek is going to hold on to him dearly. Offensive right-handed defensemen are very hard to find and Anaheim has a good one on their hands.

Leo Carlsson

Anaheim is hopeful Carlsson can return this season as their most recent first rounder isn't going anywhere. He's basically leap frogged Trevor Zegras on the organizational chart and don't be shocked if you hear Zegras' name included in some trade talks before March 8th. Carlsson has posted 15 points in 23 games to kick off his NHL career and there's plenty more where that came from when he returns from his lower-body injury.

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