Frank Vatrano Signs With The Anaheim Ducks

Overview

Frank Vatrano is onto a new chapter in his hockey career. After spending the second half of the season with the New York Rangers, he became a free agent at the season’s end. Frank Vatrano has decided to take his talents to California and signed with the Anaheim Ducks. The deal is reported to be a three-year contract worth $10.95 million and comes out to a $3.65 million AAV. Vatrano is a good hockey player and brings a lot of good elements to the lineup.

The Player

Frank Vatrano is not the most offensively gifted player, but he can chip in on the scoresheet. Typically does not play many minutes on special teams, but he is good defensively. After the kind of offensive output he displayed in New York, he could take off offensively if put with the right players.

Frank Vatrano is not a mega all-star in this league but a very good hockey player. Vatrano plays with lots of speed and is not afraid to throw the body. Vatrano makes the most of his opportunities in the lineup, and he was a major hit on Broadway with the Rangers. 

Despite being primarily a bottom-six player majority of his career, Vatrano saw top-line minutes with New York. He was put on a line with Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider, and his stats did not disappoint. In 22 games with the Rangers, he scored eight goals and had five assists. In total, for the 2021-22 season, he would score 18 goals, 14 assists, and 32 points. He surpassed his expected goals total, which is good for him, considering where he spent the majority of the time in the lineup.

His Career So Far

Frank Vatrano started his career with the Boston Bruins. He then got traded down South to the Florida Panthers, where he then got flipped to the New York Rangers. In 401 games between those three teams, he has scored 101 goals, 69 assists, and 170 points. Despite wanting to stay in New York, it did not end up happening, and a new chapter begins with the Anaheim Ducks, joining a team led by a blossoming superstar in the making, Trevor Zegras.

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