Ducks Unsigned RFAs Appear To Hold Out As Camp Opening Looms

Published September 20, 2023 at 8:18 PM

The Anaheim Ducks are set to open training camp this week but appear to be doing so without two of their young stars Trevor Zegras and Jamie Drysdale because they remain without new deals.

During Tuesday's edition of Insider Trading on TSN, Pierre LeBrun said that the Anaheim Ducks are not close on contract with either Zegras or Drysdale.

When it comes to Trevor Zegras, LeBrun said that both sides are comfortable with a three-year contract extension, but aren't close on the AAV on the deal.

"They wish they had a deal a month ago, let alone the fact that they don't have a deal with camps opening this week. Let's start with Trevor Zegras – two of them are in Anaheim, Zegras and Jamie Drysdale – Zegras is the face of the franchise, an offensive star, and what I can tell you is there's still a tangible gap in talks between the Anaheim Ducks and his representative Pat Brisson. My understanding is they've agreed on term, they're both willing to do a three-year deal, but they're far apart on the average annual value, so let's see where that goes. There was another conversation on Tuesday between the two sides which is a positive. "

For defenceman Jamie Drysdale, who missed the majority of the 2022-23 season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, his agent will sit down with the Anaheim Ducks for another round of talks, but much like Zegras, aren't close to a deal as of Tuesday.

"Drysdale – his agent Dave Gagner is in Anaheim trying to hammer out a deal but still not close as of Tuesday morning – we'll see where that goes as that's another important signing for the Ducks."

The Ducks begin their preseason schedule on Sunday against the Los Angeles Kings and open the regular season on October 14th against the Vegas Golden Knights. Time will tell if both Zegras and Drysdale will be joining them.

Source: Pierre LeBrun - TSN's Insider Trading
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Ducks Unsigned RFAs Appear To Hold Out As Camp Opening Looms

How will the Zegras/Drysdale situation play out?

Zegras is traded3118 %
Drysdale is traded2715.7 %
Both Sign5833.7 %
1 Signs and 1 Holds Out5632.6 %
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