5. Who has the Biggest Comeback of 2021-22?
Brad Senecal: Jakob Silfverberg– I would really like to say Adam Henrique based on his previous success and his contract. But looking at the depth of center with Trevor Zegras, Sam Steel, Ryan Getzlaf, Derek Grant, and even Isac Lundestrom, I really do not know what his role will be on this team.
Instead, I am going to go with the guy I think will still have a prominent role on this team for years to come in Silfverberg. While the scoring has slightly been on the decline the veteran winger is still a big body who can be relied on defensively.
While many players will be looking to secure their roles within the organization moving forward, look for Silfverberg to continue to be the reliable defensive forward and close in again on another 20 goal season.
TJ Watson: John Gibson/Jakob Silfverberg- I think both players will have comeback seasons for different reasons. Silfverberg has been snakebit, struggling to score goals. This year he strikes back with a vengeance.
For Gibson, I think this is the year the Anaheim Ducks defense takes a step and the offense takes flight. If that happens, Gibson can finally relax a bit.
Chris Bushell: Jakob Silfverberg- I wanted to say Sam Steel but I think Silfverberg is finally healthy and ready to return to form. The prospect of seeing his shot on a line that should have Getzlaf’s passing is fun to think about. And should lead to many goals.
Ciara Durant: Hampus Lindholm– Lindholm has been one of those players that just can’t seem to steer clear of the dreaded injury bug. He spent most of the season sidelined last year, playing just 18 games. He is finally healthy again, and I have a feeling that with Cam Fowler, Josh Manson, and Hampus Lindholm, the Ducks blueline might be a strong suit for them this year, with Lindholm leading the way.