A team that was once extremely thin in the prospect has suddenly found themselves trending in the right direction. The Ducks have sent Quinn Hughes, Josh Norris and Alexander Romanov to the tournament in hopes for growth and player development. Norris and Hughes have been given As as they try to lead team USA back to the gold medal.
Romanov currently plays in the KHL as an 18 year old defenseman. He’s hoping to make some noise and show that not only can he play rock solid defense, but he can score as well.
Many would say Hughes has underperformed so far with only two assists in three games but he’s added much more to team USA despite the lack of production. “Quinn has showed a lot of bite to his game, you saw in the pre tournament game where we saw Quinn stick up for brother Jack. That’s the kind of players we need in this organization because we know Quinn can score but not many people know he has some grit as well.“ said GM Ryan Clarey.
Norris has one goal and one assist so far in three games but has been used in more of a shutdown role. Norris is having a breakout year for the University of Michigan offensively and is In his second tour of duty for Team USA. “We had a let down game against Sweden and we have to be better going into the single elimination games we aren’t ready to go home and I wanna show Duck fans what I can bring to their pro team in the near future. The real games start now.” Said Norris.
Going forward one things for sure, Anaheim is going the right way, and the best is yet to come.