Anaheim Ducks: 3 Reasons Not to Trade Adam Henrique

Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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Troy Terry #61 and Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

A Key Piece of the Anaheim Ducks Leadership Core

Over the years, Adam Henrique has been an integral part of the Anaheim Ducks leadership core. With the team entering what looks like a lengthy rebuild, it will be players like Rico the team will want around to act as leaders within the organization while they navigate the difficult waters ahead.

With players like Max Comtois, Max Jones, Isac Lundestrom, Troy Terry, Sam Steel, Josh Mahura, Trevor Zegras, Jamie Drysdale, and whoever else may join the team in the coming years, still developing and learning who they are as NHL players, it is important that they are provided the opportunity to learn from players who can be a voice of reason during uncertain times.

Adam Henrique possesses the strong qualities of a leader, and while he can sometimes be a streaky player, he is always ready to face whatever challenges lie ahead with integrity and optimism. He embraces and rolls with change, using it to motivate himself. Rico exudes confidence and his strong moral compass often balances out the rest of his team’s discipline issues. Most importantly, he handles every situation with poise but also isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in.

As a key piece to the Anaheim Ducks leadership, Henrique has already been tasked with the responsibility of guiding the future of the franchise. Ondrej Kase, Nick Ritchie, Troy Terry, Sam Steel, and Trevor Zegras are the names of just a few players who have been put in his care. While Kase and Ritchie are no longer with the organization, the Ducks must have a lot of trust in him to allow the apple of the organization’s eye, Trevor Zegras, to play and develop alongside him.