The Ducks have acquired center Ben Meyers from the Colorado Avalanche for Anaheim’s fifth-round selection in the 2024 NHL Draft.

Meyers, 25 (11/15/98), has recorded six goals (6-0=6) in 53 career NHL games with Colorado from 2022-24, including a goal in his NHL debut April 16, 2022 vs. Carolina. The 5-11, 194-pound forward has registered one goal in nine appearances with the Avalanche this season. He also appeared in six Stanley Cup Playoff contests with Colorado in 2023.

Signed by Colorado as an undrafted free agent, Meyers has scored 11-14=25 points with a +2 rating in 32 games with the Colorado Eagles this season, the Avalanche’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In 62 career AHL games with the Eagles, Meyers has tallied 17-32=49 points with a +11 rating.

A native of Delano, Minn., Meyers spent three seasons at the University of Minnesota (Big Ten) from 2019-22, recording 39-56=95 points in 102 career NCAA games. He was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, a Second Team All-America selection and a finalist for the Hobey Baker award in 2021-22, earning 17-24=41 points in 34 games as a junior with the Golden Gophers while serving as the team’s co-captain.

Meyers represented Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, scoring 2-2=4 points in four games, second among all American skaters. He also co-led the U.S. with 4-4=8 points in 10 games at the 2022 World Championship.