NHL Rumors: Rangers & Ducks Talking Trade?

NHL writer Rob Ellis has recently linked Anaheim Ducks' Trevor Zegras to the New York Rangers.

While these discussions are currently in the realm of speculation, the proposed trade scenario is interesting nonetheless.

The hypothetical deal would see the Rangers sending promising defenseman Braden Schneider, young forward Kaapo Kakko, and their 2024 second-round draft pick to Anaheim in exchange for the dynamic presence of Trevor Zegras, despite his recent injury-related absence from the Ducks' lineup.

This trade speculation has garnered substantial attention due to its potential to reshape both teams' futures.

So far this season, Zegras has scored four goals and seven total points across 20 games played.

The Ducks, seemingly eyeing immediate impact over long-term prospects, could bolster their roster with Schneider's top-four defensive potential, Kakko's untapped offensive prowess, and an additional draft pick for future prospects.

Over 40 games played this season, Schneider has amassed three goals, 10 total points, a -2 plus/minus rating, and 48 blocked shots.

On the other side, the Rangers would be banking on Zegras to inject a new level of skill and creativity into their forward group, potentially elevating their offensive capabilities.

Kakko has been limited to just 20 games this season due to injury, scoring two goals and three points.

However, the inherent risks of the Rangers parting with promising young talent make this trade scenario a compelling and uncertain storyline. Photo Credit:  Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports