Player News - Ducks

Date: Team: Pos:

The Anaheim Ducks signed Max Jones to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Jones was the 24th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old scored 28 goals and 52 points in 63 games with the London Knights of the OHL. Jones has good upside, but don't expect him to stick in the NHL this season. He'll likely head back to junior.
Aug 26 - 5:23 PM

Hampus Lindholm has been added to Team Sweden's World Cup roster.

He'll take injured Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall's spot on the team. Lindholm still doesn't have a new contract from the Anaheim Ducks, but that won't stop him from playing for his country. The 22-year-old had 10 goals and 28 points in 80 games with Anaheim last season.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 24 - 11:13 AM

Ryan Getzlaf has had to adapt his off-season training to make sure he's ready for the World Cup of Hockey.

The 31-year-old will represent Canada at this fall's tournament. He and many others will be playing competitive hockey games before they're used to, so he had to adjust his summer training. "I tried to simulate what I would do for camp and I've been back working out," Getzlaf said. "I think that the amount of skating and stuff I've been doing is a lot more and it's a lot earlier. These next two weeks are going to be about trying to get up to that speed where we're playing at a high level." Getzlaf scored 13 goals and 50 assists in 77 games last season.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 20 - 3:22 PM

Rickard Rakell will replace Alexander Steen on Team Sweden's World Cup roster.

Steen had off-season shoulder surgery and won't be ready for the tournament. Rakell scored a career-high 23 goals and 43 points in 72 games with Anaheim last season. The 23-year-old represented Sweden at three World Junior Championships (2011-13. He won a gold medal in 2012 and a silver in 2013.
Aug 19 - 12:57 PM

The Anaheim Ducks hired Sudarshan Maharaj to be their new goalie coach.

Maharaj replaces Dwayne Roloson, who stepped down from the organization earlier this off-season. Maharaj was hired by the Ducks in 2013-14 as a consultant for their AHL affiliate. He also spent eight years as a goalie coach and goalie consultant with the New York Islanders. The team also announced that Jean-Francois Labbe will serve as the goalie coach in AHL San Diego.
Aug 16 - 4:54 PM

Antoine Vermette believes the Ducks are top contenders.

"I always portrayed them as a top contender," Vermette said of the Ducks. "And for me, it was a big thing. I had a chance to win it not too long ago. At this stage of my career, I believe in this team and the organization. It really gives me a chance to reproduce that and that means a lot for me." After being bought out by Arizona in early August, Vermette inked a two-year, $3.5 million deal with the club on Monday. Vermette will likely play a third line role with the Ducks, which will limit his overall fantasy value.
Aug 16 - 7:41 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have signed Antoine Vermette to a two-year, $3.5 million contract.

He'll come with a cap hit of $1.75 million. Vermette was recently bought out by the Arizona Coyotes. He reportedly had five offers on the table before settling on the Ducks. The 34-year-old scored 17 goals and 38 points in 76 games with the 'Yotes last season. Since coming into the NHL in 2003-04, Vermette has the second-best faceoff percentage among active players at 55.8 percent. He'll be a solid addition to Anaheim's third line.
Aug 15 - 1:16 PM

Antoine Vermette will make a decision on the offers he has received by Monday, according to agent Allan Walsh.

Walsh added that Vermette has five offers on the table from NHL teams after being bought out by Arizona earlier this month.
Aug 13 - 12:01 PM

Rickard Rakell and the Ducks are still participating in ongoing negotiations.

Rakell's agent expressed optimism last month that the two sides would be able to find common ground. Anaheim also has to get defenseman Hampus Lindholm signed to a new deal. Both of them are coming off entry-level contracts and they figure to be key players for the team moving forward, so they are seeking multiyear agreements.
Aug 10 - 5:50 PM

Dwayne Roloson is going to step down as the goaltending consultant of the Ducks.

GM Bob Murray confirmed that Roloson was giving up the position for family reasons, but according to team sources he may stay with the team in a more limited capacity.
Aug 10 - 5:41 PM

Deven Sideroff has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Anaheim.

He produced 19 goals and 40 assists in 64 games for the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL last season. Sideroff also played in one match with the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls, in 2015-16. He is expected to be back in WHL this campaign. The 19-year-old forward was a third-round pick of Anaheim in 2015.
Aug 5 - 10:00 AM

According to a league source, Antoine Vermette had multiple teams looking into him after he cleared unconditional waivers on Tuesday.

That was expected after the Coyotes made him an unrestricted free agent. Vermette struggles in puck possession metrics, but he can win faceoffs and pick up around 40 points. That should help him find work elsewhere.
Aug 3 - 3:57 PM

Antoine Vermette has officially cleared unconditional waivers.

The Coyotes will complete the buyout process now. Vermette shouldn't have a problem finding a new team as a free agent. He can contribute offensively and excels at winning faceoffs, making him a viable option for teams looking for depth down the middle.
Aug 2 - 12:25 PM

Stu Bickel will attend Anaheim's training camp on a tryout.

He skated in 59 games for the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls, last season. Bickel posted one goal, six assists and 210 penalty minutes.
Aug 2 - 8:21 AM

Coyotes GM John Chayka has announced that Antoine Vermette's contract has been bought out and the center is now an unrestricted free agent.

"In order to give our team more flexibility, we needed to make this difficult decision," said Chayka. "This move will provide an opportunity for some of our young, talented players to step up. Antoine is a class act and we thank him for all he did on and off the ice for the Arizona Coyotes organization. We wish him the best in the future." Arizona will save $2.5 million this year on their cap as a result of the move.
Aug 1 - 2:10 PM


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