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BREAKING: Anaheim Ducks prospect REFUSES to sign with the Ducks

Published February 16, 2023 at 1:03 PM
BY RYAN
One thing that National Hockey Teams risk when they draft players who plan on going to college is that after a certain period of time they have the possibility of opting to become a free agent instead of playing with the team that drafts them. One of the most recent examples of this is when Adam Fox refused to sign with the Carolina Hurricanes, which forced the trade to the New York Rangers.

The Anaheim Ducks General Manager Pat Verbeek discussed recently that one of his former draft picks, Henry Thrun has chosen not to sign with the team and instead wants to test free agency.



Thrun developed into quite the prospect, playing for Harvard University and becoming the team Captain. Thrun was selected 101st overall back in 2019.



This is sadly the second time that this has happened to Anaheim in the last decade as former star prospect Justin Shultz opted to do the same thing back in 2012 when he instead signed with the Edmonton Oilers. Shultz was considered one of the best defenceman at the time not in the NHL, and had he not signed in an Edmonton organization which at the time was having some serious issues with their players, he could have become even a bigger star than he is today.
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