Theodore, taken by the Ducks with the 26th pick of the draft, has one assist and four shots on goal in three preseason games.
The 6-foot-2, 178-pound defenseman had 19 goals and 31 assists in 71 games last season with his junior team, the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. He also had five assists in seven games to help Canada win the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday