Anaheim Ducks center Adam Henrique in a away jersey
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Six Contenders Emerge For Top Anaheim Ducks Center

Published January 29, 2024 at 8:49 PM

With the month of January coming to an end all attention will be focusing on the trade deadline and players that may be on the move. An Anaheim Ducks veteran center seems to be drawing a ton of interest.

Henrique Drawing Interest From 6 Contending Team

Adam Henrique has been a viable depth center in the league for the past number of years and now that he is on the last year of his deal many contending teams are intrigued in acquiring him.

The Avalanche, Predators, Hurricanes, Jets, Devils, & Rangers have been linked to Adam Henrique


Henrique has been very good this year which increases his trade value. In 48 games this year on a struggling Ducks squad he has 15 goals and 32 total points. Throughout his career Henrique has been a consistent 15-20 goal scorer which would be perfect for any of these teams.

With that being said which one of these teams would Henrique be the better fit for?

Which One Of These 6 Teams Makes The Most Sense?

The Avalanche will always be a contending team while their core of MacKinnon, Makar and Rantanen are intact. Currently their center core is looking a little weaker than normal. With MacKinnon, Ross Colton, Ryan Johansen and Fredrik Olofsson. Henrique would be pushing for the 2nd line center spot of this roster.

The Predators are an interesting team as many had them pegged as a clear weaker team in the Central division and if they acquire Henrique it would only help boost them to the playoffs. Henrique would be competing against Ryan O'Reilly and Cody Glass for top ice time.

The Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets are the two teams where Henrique would primarily be used in their bottom six and as injury replacement, pushing Henrique down the lineup may make it so both of these teams lose out.

The Rangers and a possible re-union in New Jersey are the front runners. With Jack Hughes missing a large chuck of time due to injury adding in some insurance in Henrique would allow the Devils to have 3 really top tier centers when fully healthy. Same thing goes for the Rangers as they would get a bonified top nine center to really solidify their roster.
January 29   |   37 answers
Six Contenders Emerge For Top Anaheim Ducks Center

Will Henrique be traded to any of these teams?

Yes2054.1 %
No1745.9 %
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