Trevor Zegras Could Be Traded To Rangers This Offseason

Trevor Zegras' name has been in trade rumors for a while now and there are a number of potential landing spots for him if the Anaheim Ducks ever pull the trigger and move him. For the right price, he's going to be moved, but general manager Pat Verbeek could continue to play hard-ball and wait for a better return.

Peter Baugh reported that the Rangers have been Zegras' preferred destination for a long time, and the Rangers could definitely make it work. New York is an older team that needs some younger talent with potential to keep a good thing going once the veterans start to slow down.

Four of the top-6 forwards including Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Vincent Trocheck, and Chris Kreider are all 30 years of age or older. Zegras, just 23 years old, could come and mix in with players like Alexis Lafreniere, Kaapo Kakko, Filip Chytil, Will Cuylle, Matt Rempe, and Brennan Othmann.

Zegras has a cap hit of $5.75 million AAV for two more years which isn't too bad if he can get back to the player he was in his first two seasons in the NHL. He scored consecutive 23-goal, 61+ point seasons before dealing with injuries and struggling this season in only 31 games.

There have been rumors around the Rangers trying to move Jacob Trouba and the right side of the Ducks' defense is weak. This could be a way to free up space, but Trouba does have a 15-team no-trade list which could complicate things.

Zegras would fit in the Rangers' top-9 right now and could be a solid injection to an already strong team if they can pull it off. Zegras doesn't seem like he will be staying with the Ducks until the end of his contract, so we will have to see which team ends up landing him and how much they pay.

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