Insider: 8 Teams Have Expressed "Serious Interest" In Trevor Zegras Trade

The Trevor Zegras Sweepstakes continue to make waves around the National Hockey League, as the Anaheim Ducks' offensive dynamo has now been linked to no less than eight teams who have expressed "serious interest" in a trade, according to insider David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period. 

With just six goals and nine assists for 15 points this past season in 31 games, it was, needless to say, a very disappointing (and injury-riddled) year for Zegras. He was coming off back-to-back 23-goal / 60-point seasons, with the ability to bring fans out of their seats at any given time. Many around the league feel that the Ducks have soured on him, and teams are trying to pounce. 

Ducks GM Pat Verbeek, says Pagnotta, has set a "very high price" for the 23-year-old center, but that hasn't stopped teams from snooping. 

The Anaheim Ducks have generated a lot of interest in forward Trevor Zegras, and trade talks are expected to escalate this week in the days leading up to Friday's NHL Draft in Las Vegas... At least eight teams have expressed serious interest in Zegras.

The list looks like this:

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • New York Rangers
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Nashville Predators
  • Calgary Flames
  • Buffalo Sabres

"There is a strong belief according to those close to Zegras," reports Pagnotta, that the player is definitely open to a change of scenery, though he's also fine to start the 2024-25 season in Anaheim, and he isn't necessarily expecting a trade to materialize. 

It's believed that Verbeek is "playing hardball" with rival teams and isn't interested in dealing his young star for a package of draft picks and/or prospects. He's looking for a proven impact player that can step right into the Ducks' lineup. 

And if he doesn't get what he's looking for, all eyes will continue to be on Zegras—in a Ducks' uniform—when the new season rolls around, and perhaps his trade value will soar if he can return to the form of his first two seasons. 

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