Report: Anaheim Ducks discussing John Gibson in trade talks

The Anaheim Ducks continue to have aspirations to rebuild their roster as GM Pat Verbeek is in for a busy summer.

While a lot of the recent attention is on the future of Trevor Zegras, it turns out he's not the only Duck in trade conversations this offseason. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, goaltender John Gibson is someone Verbeek is listening to trade offers on:

I'd like to add a couple more veteran pieces to the group. I'd like to find a top-six winger, and I'd like to find a top-four defenseman. You know, 31 other teams could say the same thing right now, right?. I'm trying to make our lineup deeper while have the younger kids gain more experience, learn from veteran players and not have to bear the burden of producing offensively. I'm exploring all of it (trade/free agency). John's still a really good goalie. Obviously there's a market for goalies out there. 

As far as the goaltending market is concerned, the front-runners appear to be the New Jersey Devils, LA Kings, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche, who all are reportedly open to upgrades in net.

Gibson is coming off a 13-27-2 season where he posted a 3.54 GAA and .888 Sv.%. He's owed $6.4 million AAV through the next three seasons and holds a modified 10-team no-trade clause, where he'll likely be submitted a new list of teams in the coming weeks.

The Ducks are going to be an interesting team to watch this offseason as everything is on the table for Verbeek and company.

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