Radko Gudas Explains Why he Turned Down Major Offer from the Maple Leafs

Published August 2, 2023 at 9:17

A lot of Demand for Gudas

Radko Gudas is known to play intensely. He always delivers huge hits and he has a great impact on the locker room. He confirmed his reputation during the playoffs, helping the Panthers reach the Finals.

On July 1st, Gudas signed a new three-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks, worth $4 million per year.

In a recent statement, we learned that he rejected many interesting teams to join the Ducks.


Gudas Explains his Decision

Gudas had several offers from top teams like the Leafs and the Oilers. Even the Flames tried to get him. But he decided to stick with the Ducks.

The reason for his surprising choice lies in Gudas' preference not to play for a Canadian team.

Here's what he said:

"In an interview with DenikSport, Radko Gudas said that he received offers from CGY & EDM & TOR. But he didn't want to play in Canada, especially in Toronto. He said the media pressure in the playoffs was crazy. He felt it even though he only played for Florida & not Toronto."

There you have it! Gudas really didn't want to play in Canada and chose the sunny skies of California instead.

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Radko Gudas Explains Why he Turned Down Major Offer from the Maple Leafs

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