Only 64 days remain until the Anaheim Ducks home opener. As the countdown continues, we’re taking a look at some of the best 2018-19 moments of Kiefer Sherwood.
The 2019-20 season is sneaking up, slowly but surely. At this point, we have no idea what to expect from the Anaheim Ducks. Will they be better under the guidance of Dallas Eakins? It’s very likely. However, with some of the bold moves other teams have made, it’s possible they drop lower in the standings. Next season may seem overwhelming and filled with uncertainty, but to get us excited for what is to come, we’re looking at the best moments of our favorite players on the Ducks roster.
Sixty-four days stand between the Anaheim Ducks and the home opener against the Arizona Coyotes, and that means that today is all about Kiefer Sherwood. Prior to last season, we didn’t really have a clue what he could bring to the organization. He was an undrafted college player out of Miami State in Ohio, and no one thought he would be anything more than an AHL signing.
Nevertheless, from day one of training camp, he was one of the rookies that stood out above the rest. As the Ducks got further into camp and well into the pre-season, Sherwood quickly became a candidate to earn a roster spot on opening day. The consensus agreed, and he took the ice with the Ducks on opening day against the San Jose Sharks.
After it was made clear that the rookies needed a little more time in San Diego to develop and grow, most of them were sent down to the AHL. Despite having less experience than his teammates and being an undrafted signing, Sherwood remained with the Anaheim Ducks for a longer period of time. He ended up playing more games than any of his fellow rookies, finishing the season with 50 NHL games under his belt.