Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades 2021: Anaheim Ducks

Alexander MacLean

2021-08-17

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Anaheim Ducks

For the last 18 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

The 19th annual review will appear here on DobberHockey throughout the summer. This is not a review of the likely performance on the ice or in the standings, but in the realm of fantasy hockey both for the season ahead as well as the foreseeable future. Offensively, will the team perform? Are there plenty of depth options worthy of owning in keeper leagues? What about over the next two or three years? These questions are what I take into consideration when looking at the depth chart and the player potential on that depth chart.

Enjoy!

Gone Danton Heinen, Chase De Leo, Andrew Agozzino, Hayden Fleury, David Backes, Ryan Miller, Carter Rowney

Incoming Danny O'Regan, Buddy Robinson, Greg Pateryn, Brogan Rafferty

Impact of changes – The changes this offseason were relatively minor, and with more roster players leaving than coming in, there is room to grow for the decent pipeline that the Ducks are assembling. Miller leaving opens the door for one of Anthony Stolarz or Lukas Dostal,

Ready for Full Time – Jaime Drysdale thrived in his cup of coffee with the team last season, and there is zero reason that he won't be on the team this year, likely playing top-pair minutes. He finished with eight points in 24 games last season, which would be the absolute floor for him pace-wise in a full season. He is the only real puck-mover the Ducks have on the back-end, so the powerplay should be his to run as well. He's a Calder Trophy candidate.

If there was a competitor for powerplay time, it would be Josh Mahura, who put up 20 points in 28 games for Anaheim's AHL affiliate. He was confident playing against pros there last year, and looks ready for the next step. However, he's behind Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, and