John Gibson excelled in the 2013 World Championship.
Gibson had a 1.56 GAA and .951 save percentage in six games to help Team USA capture the bronze medal. He also had a 2.41 GAA and .928 save percentage in 27 OHL regular season games this season. He's worth keeping an eye on during the Ducks training camp, but he won't make the team unless the Ducks trade Jonas Hiller or Viktor Fasth over the summer. In fact it could still be years before he gets regular playing time in the NHL and he'll likely get some seasoning in the AHL first, but he's certainly showing a lot of promise.
William Karlsson has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Anaheim.
The 20-year-old was named the 2012-13 Swedish Elite League Rookie of the Year after he produced 28 points (four goals, 24 assists) and a plus-17 rating in 50 games with HV71. Karlsson also earned the silver medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Russia. The Ducks chose him in the second round of the 2011 draft.
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau doesn't expect to win the Jack Adams Award.
Boudreau was surprised to even get nominated, but he's also honored. "It's hard coming on the heels of probably your most depressing moment in a year, when you're still decompressing from losing in the playoffs," Boudreau said. "It's certainly a great honor. I just know how many great coaches there are in this league, and how many great jobs were done by coaches this year. To be picked out as one of three is, I don't know the right word, but it brings you down to earth. It's a great compliment." Boudreau led the Ducks to one of the best regular seasons in their franchise's history with a 30-12-6 record.
Bruce Boudreau is a nominee for the Jack Adams Award.
Boudreau led the Anaheim Ducks to a 30-12-6 record, which was good enough for the second seed in the Western Conference. "He's a players' coach. He makes everybody feel very important," Teemu Selanne said. "Everybody just [loves] to play for him." Boudreau is looking to win this award for the second time after earning it in 2008.
Teemu Selanne said it's too soon to speculate on whether he'll return to the NHL next season.
Selanne did say there's a feeling of "unfinished business" after the second-seeded Ducks were eliminated by the Red Wings on Sunday night. Selanne has made it clear how much he enjoys playing with this group of teammates and it wouldn't shock us if he wanted to back at the age of 43. However, truth be told, this decision will likely linger far into the summer as it usually does. Stay tuned.
Viktor Fasth revealed he had a strained lower abdominal muscle and was playing around 80 percent at the end of the year.
Jonas Hiller got all the starts for the Ducks in the postseason, although it's unclear if Fasth's injury had anything to do with that fact. Fasth should be 100 percent healthy by training camp and could enter next season as the Ducks' starting goalie if Hiller is dealt for salary cap purposes this summer.