Here’s what Carl Hagelin had to say about his first preseason game with the Ducks, which included an empty-net goal in a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche:
“I was anxious to get out there and play. You realize how much you love the game when you go out there and play. Even though it was a preseason game, it felt really good to have played at least one game. We got the win and I though we had some pretty good puck possession.”
Hagelin also said, “You do a lot of 3-on-2s in practice, and all of a sudden, it’s 5-on-5. It’s going to be a process. I have to adjust to the people I play with, adjust to the system. I had an OK game.”
Hagelin played on the left wing, on a line with center Ryan Getzlaf and right wing Chris Stewart. He played 16 minutes, 2 seconds. The Ducks acquired Hagelin from the New York Rangers during the off-season for Emerson Etem.