In moves connected to their current free-agency standing and next season’s salary cap situation, the
Etem, 23, of Long Beach, was packaged with the 41st pick in Saturday’s
Hagelin, 26, gives the Ducks a fast, productive left wing (17 goals, 35 points last season) to fill the void coming when unrestricted free agent forward
Anaheim General Manager Bob Murray assesses Hagelin to be one of the top penalty killers in the NHL, giving the big, physical Ducks a valuable speed component.
Hagelin, who helped the Rangers reach the 2013-14
Etem scored five goals last season while playing in only 45 regular-season games in Anaheim. His inability to finish hurt his cause to become an everyday player. The Rangers made left wing Ryan Gropp the 41st pick in the draft Saturday morning.
The Ducks took Finnish center Julius Nattinen with the 59th pick.
Anaheim opened the day by dealing Wisniewski.
The defenseman, considered their premier trade-deadline acquisition in March, was a healthy scratch throughout a playoff run that took the Ducks to Game 7 of the
Another trade-deadline acquisition,
More influential to the Ducks as they aim to extend the contracts of second-line center
Those savings, along with the $1.6 million saved for the coming season when the team traded forward
Wisniewski’s trade additionally indicates that the Ducks feel better about their effort to sign their unrestricted free-agent defenseman
As for the acquisition of 29-year-old Khudobin, set up by Carolina’s early Saturday trade for Vancouver goalie