How much cap space will the Anaheim Ducks have for the 2024 offseason?

The Anaheim Ducks are early in their ongoing rebuild, but they may attract a solid free agent in the 2024 offseason to help guide this team next year.
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The Anaheim Ducks are in the thick of a rebuild, and it’s one reason they sold during the NHL trade deadline in March. Thanks to their roster and organizational turnover, expect the Ducks to go into the offseason looking to let a few players walk while they hang onto their younger talent. 

That said, there is a good chance players like Jacob Sifverberg, Trevor Zegras, and William Lagesson have played their last games in Ducks uniforms. The same could go for older players who aren’t slated to be unrestricted free agents, like goaltender John Gibson and forward Frank Vatrano, as the Ducks continue their quest to rebuild their program from the ground up. 

This means an even further uptick in offseason cap space that they could use to bring in younger talent via either free agency or trade - hence moving players like Gibson or Vatrano. It will also let them add to their current projected cap space of $34.88 million this summer, which is already among the most in the NHL. 

Anaheim Ducks have a sensational amount of cap space for 2024 offseason

Anaheim won’t go on a spending spree as they are far too early in their rebuild. But young players, or relatively young players searching for a change of scenery could be on their radar. There is, however, a good chance they bring in a seasoned veteran or two who have seen success in the NHL to help facilitate the rebuild.

The Ducks will also look to keep their number of pending restricted free agents around, and they have seven in the active lineup who will seek qualifying offers. Goaltender Lukas Dostal will be eligible for an extension starting in the offseason, so you can expect a substantial salary to go his way. 

Overall, Anaheim will have more cap space than most of the league, but they aren’t ready to go on a spending spree just yet. Look for them to re-sign their current talent, extend Dostal, and keep building their core for the future while potentially bringing in a few more veterans.