We know the Anaheim Ducks 2019-20 season is over, so we can start looking forward to 2020-21.
The Ducks are rebuilding to get back among the Western Conference’s elite sooner than later. Although Anaheim struggled this season, there are some reasons for optimism going into next year.
Anaheim has some good young pieces in place who got some NHL experience under their belt this season:
Sam Steel: 22 points in 65 games.
Max Comtois: 11 points in 29 games.
Sonny Milano: five points in seven games after being traded to the Ducks from the Columbus Blue Jackets.
General manager Bob Murray is hoping two, or three of them will help develop into being a part of the Ducks’ new core group, along with 2019 first-round picks Trevor Zegras and Brayden Tracey.
What are your hopes for Steel, Comtois and Milano in 2020-21?
On to some more links:
The 2019-20 season was always going to be a rebuilding year for the Ducks. The Associated Press looked back at how the team performed during the season, and what it means going forward. (h/t NBC Sports)
Although it was a tough year in the standings, some of the Ducks players’ performed well this season. The Hockey Writer’s Anthony Ciardelli shares his thoughts on who are the Ducks’ 3 stars in 2019-20.
J.S. Giguere was sensational during the 2002-03 NHL Playoffs. Dan Mount went back and looked at one of Giguere’s vintage performances.