Hockey is officially back for 2015!
Jiri Sekac - Rickard Rakell - Max Friberg
Nick Ritchie - Mike Santorelli - Chris Wagner
Patrick Maroon - Julius Nattinen - Stefan Noesen
Bryan Moore - Chris Mueller - Tim Jackman
Simon Despres - Shea Theodore
Joe Piskula - Josh Manson
Jaycob Megna - Brandon Montour
John Gibson (Matt Hackett, Ryan Faragher)
Gabriel Landeskog - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau
Alex Tanguay - Mikhail Grigorenko - Nathan MacKinnon
Andreas Martinsen - Joey Hishon - Mikko Rantanen
Dennis Everger - Connor Bleackley - Jack Skille
Brandon Gormley - Tyson Barrie
Nikita Zadorov - Nate Guenin
Nick Holden - Mat Clark
Semyon Varlamov (Roman Will)
Anaheim sending a lineup very similar to what folks in San Diego will likely be able to see this season with the Gulls save for a handful of veterans. Friberg is coming off a highly touted training camp that caught the eye of coach Bruce Boudreau, and will look to continue his push for a roster spot after finishing tied for the Norfolk goal scoring lead last season with Wagner. He's in a good spot to do so on the top line with Rakell and Sekac.
Fresh off signing his new three year deal that will kick in at the beginning of next season, Gibson has been announced as the starter tonight for the Ducks. He'll be facing Varlamov, and an Avalanche side with several of their regular NHLers in the lineup. Last season Gibson appeared in three preseason games, going 0-2-1 with a
These will be the first ever preseason games for Nattinen, Montour, Megna, Moore, and Mueller as Ducks. Ritchie appeared last season, while Theodore saw time during the 13-14 preseason.
Meanwhile over at Mile High Hockey, the Avalanche have cut their roster down to 44, and be sure to check out their threads on the Burgundy vs White game, recap of first day of training camp, and live thread on second day of camp.
Anaheim opened last preseason with a 5-2 win at Pepsi Center as part of a split-squad game, with the Ducks also securing a 4-0 shutout at Honda Center.