Mar 6, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (17) watches his team take on the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Canucks 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Anaheim Ducks "Big-Game Hunting" For Center

According to TSN hockey analyst Bob McKenzie, the Anaheim Ducks are determined to add a big name center this offseason.

In a tweet earlier this morning, McKenzie stated that the Ducks are “big-game” hunting for a center to play behind Ryan Getzlaf. He also mentions that Anaheim is stacked with defensemen as well as prospects that could be used in a trade.

McKenzie specifically named Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler and Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza as possible targets for Ducks general manager Bob Murray.

Acquiring a center that can put the puck into the back of the net could be the missing piece Anaheim has been missing. After Getzlaf and forward Corey Perry, the Ducks lacked a dangerous scoring threat. With Teemu Selanne retiring and Saku Koivu debating retirement as well, the Ducks will be looking to add a piece to their forward lines one way or another.

Last Saturday, Anaheim traded a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft for Montreal Canadiens center Louis Leblanc. Leblanc, 23, has only played in 50 career NHL games, but has scored 68 points in 163 career AHL contests.

Despite the move for Leblanc, the Ducks will be far from done as the start of free agency (July 1) nears.

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