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BREAKING | Canucks could acquire a top prospect freely since he's refused to sign with the Ducks

Published February 16, 2023 at 3:48 PM
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Unfortunately in sports every once in a while you get that one player that isn't happy when they get drafted by an Organization. That seems to be the case in Anaheim Ducks and their 2019 4th-round pick prospect Henry Thrun.

The 21-year-old defenceman was the Ducks' 4th-round selection in the 2019 NHL draft, 101st overall. The Ducks General Manager Pat Verbeek has been trying to sign Thrun to his NHL entry-level contract, but Thrun who's been playing for the University of Harvard in the NCAA.

Thrun has reportedly no interest in signing with the Anaheim Ducks and will be hitting the free-agent market this off-season. However, by Thrun reviling his intentions not to sign with the Duck, Verbeek has until August 15th to use him as a trade asset to move him to a team he might have a mutual interest in signing Thrun.




This is an unfortunate situation for the Ducks with Thrun looking like he could be a solid NHL defenseman one day. It makes you think with the list of players that have opted out of signing with the team they were drafted to, it makes you wonder do these young prospects have too much freedom.


Henry Thrun has been a stud during his time at Harvard, he's been averaging a little under a point per game over the last two seasons and the way he's described by the scouts, he's a perfect fit for today's fast-paced game:

«He is a very good four-way skater, able to keep tight gaps and shadow the opposing rusher no matter how he tries to proceed,

McKeen's Hockey 2019»

» He is blessed with a projectable frame and capable skating,

Hockeyprospect.com 2019»


«A smart defensive defenseman, Thrun has great vision and an excellent understanding of the game,

Future Considerations 2019»

Could the Canucks make him the next Adam Fox?
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