The Ducks officially transitioned into the John Gibson era Monday when they traded goaltender Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs for draft picks: a first-rounder, the 30th pick, in this weekend’s draft and a second-rounder in 2017.
The Ducks have two first-round picks, including the 24th, in the draft that starts Friday.
The writing was on the wall for the financially handcuffed Ducks to move Andersen, who was set to become a restricted free agent and had shared time with presumed goalie-of-the-future Gibson.
“This is a situation that just had to happen at this time,” Ducks General Bob Murray said. “There...