Mark your calendars, because the Anaheim Ducks preseason begins on September 17, 2019.
Only 94 days stand between us and the Anaheim Ducks first preseason game against the San Jose Sharks on September 17, 2019. While the preseason isn’t always exactly the most exciting, it allows coaches, general managers, and the fans to have a glimpse into what the coming season may hold for their team.
Preseason is also the time for coaches to experiment with rookies, players signed in free agency, and their current core before the 82 game race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins. They can gauge who has chemistry with one another, what works, and what doesn’t.
This year, per usual, the Anaheim Ducks will be playing six preseason games in September. The opponents will be fellow Pacific Division rivals, the San Jose Sharks, the Los Angeles Kings, and the Arizona Coyotes.
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The first three games will be played on the road starting with the San Jose Sharks. They will then make their way to Arizona and finish off their road trip in Los Angeles. Immediately following their road trip, the Ducks will be back at Honda Center for a back to back against the Sharks and the Kings. Preseason ends against the Arizona Coyotes just before the start of the regular season.
Each of the three Anaheim Ducks home games will begin at 7:00 pm PST. The three away games will have different start times. The games against San Jose and L.A. will begin at 7:30 pm PST and the puck will drop at the lone game in Arizona is at 6:00 pm PST.
Individual tickets will go on sale as early as August and this will be the first opportunity that we, as fans, have the chance to see what the 2019-20 Anaheim Ducks team can bring to the table. We will likely get to see what the Ducks have been working on in development camp and see the rookies and veterans in action with a new system that isn’t dumped and chase.
It will be good to see players like Ryan Getzlaf, Rickard Rakell, and company back in action, as well as see the rookies thrive in a condition that is conducive to their development. It will be strange to see the team without Corey Perry, but new faces in free agency or via trades will likely add to Bob Murray‘s vision for the team. Finally, we will get a taste of what our new coach, whoever he may be, has to offer to the organization and what he can do to get the Anaheim Ducks back to their winning ways.
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