Trevor Zegras could be traded
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22-year-old star forward reportedly being shopped around by the Ducks

Published January 10, 2024 at 9:51
BY RYAN SMITHERAM

On Monday, the Anaheim Ducks shocked the NHL when they traded former sixth overall pick defenseman Jamie Drysdale and a 2025 second-round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for 2022 fifth overall selection and WJC gold medalist Cutter Gauthier. Gauthier reportedly informed the Flyers he did not want to play for the Flyers and refused to meet with Flyers management during the 2024 World Juniors.

With Drysdale being traded, reports now indicate that another young star in the Ducks organization could be moved. On today's episode of "The Ray and Dregs Podcast", TSN's Darren Dreger revealed that highlight-reel machine Trevor Zegras is being shopped as well.

»I've had a couple of teams suggest that Trevor Zegras could be in play." - Dreger on Zegras

Ray Ferraro added to Dreger's point by saying that Zegras isn't exactly what Anaheim wants for their style of play.


"Zegras isn't everybody's cup of Joe. He's creative, he's high risk.. He might not be Anaheim's style and then they'll move him along and get someone that's closer to their style and whoever gets Zegras is going to say, yeah, we're really excited to get this creative player." - Ferraro on Zegras

Zegras and the Ducks have had a bit of a rocky relationship this season as Zegras held out and did not attend Ducks training camp until he had signed his bridge deal. He has 2 more seasons on his current deal that will see him earn $5.75M per season.

With the Ducks 30th overall in league standings, and a new GM in Pat Verbeek at the helm, they could look to retool their young core and prospect pool to build a more physical team and a more structured group. It will be interesting to see how the Ducks and Zegras navigate the rest of the season now that the rumours are out there. There is no rush for the Ducks to move Zegras given he is under contract for another two seasons, but they may not want this to become a distraction for the rest of the team.

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22-year-old star forward reportedly being shopped around by the Ducks

Do you think it would be a bad idea for the Ducks to trade Zegras?

Yes, talent like his is hard to find28456.7 %
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