The Anaheim Ducks have loaned defender Jacob Larsson to the Kristianstads IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden’s second-tier hockey league. With the 2021 NHL season in flux, many players — especially prospects and players who returned to Europe earlier this year — are choosing to play in European leagues that have already resumed play. Larsson will be eligible to return whenever the NHL/AHL return.
Since the rumors of a retro-inspired jersey series cropped up, we’ve been wondering what look the Anaheim Ducks will opt for in this nostalgia driven bit of capitalism. They’ve got plenty of iconic looks to draw from, as the inspired eggplant and teal color palette of the 90s was updated several times over its lifetime before the club switched to a black, orange and gold color scheme in 2006.
When free agency opened on October 9, the Ducks were looking for a change on the blue line and they found it in Kevin Shattenkirk. The 31-year-old defender signed a three-year contract worth $11.7 million that includes a modified no-trade clause. We’ll first dive into the contract and then take a look at the player earning it and how he’ll fit into Anaheim.