Duhamel has been tapped as the new male lead for Season 2 of the Disney+ series, filling the void left by Estevez, who departed over a contract dispute Disney’s ABC Signature over its vaccine mandate. Duhamel's new character, Gary Cole, is a former NHL player-turned-coach who is described as inspirational, charming and hardcore as he is big on the hockey metaphor that applies to life. He runs the super-intense summer hockey institute where the Mighty Ducks land for season two. He runs the super-intense summer hockey institute where The Mighty Ducks land for Season 2. Duhamel, who starred last year on Netflix's short-lived Jupiter's Legacy, is also starring on NBC's The Thing About Pam.