3 Anaheim Ducks Trade Candidates Heading Into 2024 Offseason

The Anaheim Ducks are once again headed for the NHL Draft Lottery and while GM Pat Verbeek was quite busy before this season's trade deadline, expect to see Verbeek make a few more moves heading into the draft and free agency. 

The Ducks haven't been shy when making trades and it's always easier to pull off in the summer months while no team is under the salary cap. Here's three Ducks who are expected to be traded at some point this upcoming offseason:

John Gibson

The Ducks will have to retain some more here as Gibson is owed $6.4 million AAV through the 2026-27 season, and if they'd be willing to eat $1.4 million, there would be several teams interested in adding Gibson at $5 million cap hit. The LA Kings are a team to watch here as they are looking for a long-term solution in net and swung hard for Linus Ullmark before the deadline. The New Jersey Devils are also a team to watch and so too are the Ottawa Senators who aren't sold on Joonas Korpisalo. Gibson's been rather inconsistent of late, but with a better team in front of him, could easily get back into one of the best goalies in the league conversation.

Trevor Zegras

The organization isn't thrilled with Zegras' commitment off the ice and on the defensive side of the puck, so while some talks occurred during the season, expect to see them amp up in a major way this offseason. Zegras is a dynamic offensive gem and a wizard with the puck, and at 23 years old there's obviously still a ton of untapped potential. So far this season it's been a rough battle with injuries and inconsistent production as he's only produced seven points in 20 games. Zegras is signed for two more seasons at $5.75 million and he does not have any trade protection.

Cam Fowler

If the Ducks truly want to rebuild from scratch, they need to move Fowler. He's 32 years old and won't be around once the team is back into contention. He's a pure top-pairing d-man who skates like the wind and is one of the smartest hockey players in the league. Fowler is signed through the 2025-26 season and submits a list of four teams he'd be willing to be traded to on July 1. While see if Verbeek does anything with the new list in a few months.

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