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TRADE: Avalanche Send Ben Meyers To Anaheim

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The Ben Meyers era has come to a close for the Colorado Avalanche.

On Friday morning, the Avalanche dealt Meyers to the Anaheim Ducks to reunite him with his old Colorado Eagles coach, Greg Cronin. In return, Colorado will get a 2024 5th round pick, recouping one of the draft picks they’ve dealt over the last few days.

The Meyers era never got off the ground in Colorado. He was signed as a college free agent back in 2022, and scored in his first NHL game. To start the 2022-23 campaign, he was given every opportunity to earn the fourth line center job in Colorado, but it never worked out. He struggled to find any consistency, and could not produce.

In 53 career NHL games, he has just 6 goals and zero assists.

You could tell a trade was potentially in the works when the Avalanche passed him over multiple times for a call-up recently. He was one NHL game away from becoming eligible for waivers, so it makes sense why Colorado would keep him down. Any team acquiring him would want that increased flexibility once he gets into their organization.

In the AHL, Meyers has been a consistent producer, picking up 25 points in 32 games this season. His underlying numbers aren’t bad, but this could be the case of him being one of those AAAA players. He’ll likely get more of an opportunity in Anaheim.

Stay tuned to CHN as more news starts to come in.

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