Colorado Avalanche Rumors: Analyzing the Anaheim Ducks as Trade Partners

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Shea Theodore

The Ducks are much like the Hurricanes in that they have eight defensemen currently on their roster or in their system who are all 25 and under. Furthermore, said defensemen all have serious potential to play in the top four, and a couple more have top-pairing potential.

Shea Theodore is just one of those promising defensemen. He hasn’t played much in the NHL yet, but he’s still only 21 years old, and he is going to be good someday soon. He’s been successful in the AHL since the 2014-15 season, and he should be ready for full-time NHL duty next year.

Theodore is a left-handed shot as well, and even with Chris Bigras and Nikita Zadorov expected to make impacts soon, he’d still be a valuable acquisition for the Avs.

He moves the puck well, he can quarterback the power play, and he’s also extremely responsible defensively. He still has much to learn, and there would certainly be some growing pains, but he is definitely a prospect I’d be alright with the Avs targeting.

Let’s move onto the next player on this list.