The Anaheim Ducks have added a top minor league player who might be ready for an NHL opportunity, agreeing to terms with Glenn Gawdin on a two-year deal, according to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff. The deal will be a two-way contract in 2022-23 and one-way in 2023-24.
Gawdin, 25, has played just nine games in the NHL, all with the Calgary Flames. His play since entering the AHL however, has resulted in 148 points through 201 games and this deal is a reward for that strong play.
Whether he actually gets a chance to compete for a Ducks roster spot remains to be seen but with the club having just eight forwards signed to one-way contracts, there should be some healthy battles at camp.