The Anaheim Ducks’ firepower could use a shot in the arm, and Trevor Zegras is looking to provide that boost.
“My biggest thing is kind of just competing and working hard,” he said last week, per Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com. “At the core, what I do best is compete. I love to win, and that’s kind of what drives me. That’s kind of how I attack every day and how I get myself going.”
Anaheim’s offense has been in rough shape over the past three seasons.
Since the 2018-19 campaign, the club sits second-last in goals scored, ahead of only the Detroit Red Wings. No Ducks player has eclipsed the 50-point mark since Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf registered over 60 points during the 2017-18 season. This past year, Anaheim posted a league-worst 2.21 goals scored per game and finished last in the realigned West Division.
Zegras started his NHL career last season at left wing, a move the Ducks felt would ease the 20-year-old’s transition to the pros. Anaheim sent Zegras to the AHL in early April to get him readjusted to playing center, his natural position, before calling him back up to finish the NHL campaign with the Ducks.