Anaheim Ducks: Countdown to the Season Opener- Hampus Lindholm

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SAN JOSE, CA: Hampus Lindholm #47 of the Anaheim Ducks and Marcus Sorensen #20 of the San Jose Sharks battle for control of the puck during the first period in Game 3 of the 2018 Western Conference First Round on April 16, 2018. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The countdown to the season opener for the Anaheim Ducks has officially begun! There are only 46 days that stand between the Ducks and their first regular season game of the 2018-19 season.

October 3, 2018, marks the beginning of the 2018-19 season for the Anaheim Ducks. After the San Jose Sharks brutally swept Anaheim last season in the Stanely Cup Conference Quarterfinals, the new season opens with a much-anticipated rematch. The Anaheim Ducks, as well as Ducks Nation, are hoping for different results this time around when they face off against San Jose in the “Shark Tank.”

An elimination in the first round guaranteed that we were in for a long summer. However, it was far from an uneventful. In June, we were able to enjoy the 2018 Entry Draft where the Anaheim Ducks added seven new players to their system. Adam Henrique, Brandon Montour, John Gibson, and Ondrej Kase also received much-deserved contract extensions. Finally, the Anaheim Ducks signed a handful of short-term deals with players who will hopefully serve to benefit the team during the new season.

However, nothing that happened over the summer means much until the boys are back out on the ice where they belong. Fortunately for all of us, the offseason is quickly coming to a close. I was reminded yesterday that there are only a handful of days that stand between the Anaheim Ducks and their season opener in San Jose.

We begin our countdown here at Pucks of a Feather by honoring number 47, defenseman Hampus Lindholm. As we wait for the new season to begin, we will look back on a few of Lindholm’s best moments from the 2017-18 season.

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