Ducks Trade Aaron Voros

Posted: 02/15/2011 by bc in Uncategorized

Anaheim Ducks have announced that depth forward Aaron Voros has been traded to Toronto for a conditional 7th round pick in the 2011 entry draft. The Ducks acquired Voros along with Ryan Hillier from the Rangers in exchange for Steve Eminger in July 2010.

Generally in trades of depth forwards the “conditions” involve how many NHL games the player appears in with his team. Voros is a pending UFA.

Voros is a career depth forward. He became expendable when younger players like Brandon McMillan and Dan Sexton earned spots on the third line. The addition of Maxim Lapierre and the decision to go with Kyle Chipchura, Todd Marchant and George Parros on the fourth line.

Note to young hockey players: Aaron Voros is 29 years of age. He has played in 162 NHL games. At his age it’s highly unlikely Aaron will play in the 400 NHL games required to qualify for the pension.

If you can use hockey to get a four year degree do it. Use hockey to give yourself a life after hockey.

  1. buick22 says:

    Good point BC, my father in law has been a coach for many many years, and says a lot of the same things, and he had the pleasure of coaching guys like Steve Reinprecht, who is a journeyman now, (a lot of injuries helped) and was a promising prospect at one time….it is a good message, most folks here don’t know that a lot of pro hockey players never even finish high school once they get to juniors in Canada. There is no high school hockey teams in Canada, (as a general rule) like Americans think of other high school sports, they play in club teams, and try to get to juniors, the NCAA is a big deal for these guys to get an opportunity to play and be educated at the same time, one thing we have going for us in my opinion….

    • BackCheck says:

      It is Buick22. At least here a kid with some tools has a chance at an education. With tuition reaching mid-five figures per year a scholarship is a great deal.

      In Canada, a kid isn’t drafted by the time he’s 19, maybe completed grade 10 or 11. I’ve even told Canadian kids forget Major Junior A. Come to the States and get an education.

      A SCAHA official once told me that 19 kids who I had coached for a year or more went on to earn scholarships. It remains my best achievement in hockey.

  2. czhokej says:

    29 means that he is not going to be any better, I guess. Very few players improve after 30.

  3. czhokej says:

    Why did we acquire him, and so many other players who were mediocre?

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