Player News - Ducks

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The Anaheim Ducks will celebrate their 25th anniversary versus the same team as their original home opener, the Detroit Red Wings.

The game is set for Oct. 8th, which is precisely 25 years after the Ducks' first ever regular season game. The Red Wings beat the Ducks 7-2 back then, but there's a good chance history won't repeat itself there. Anaheim's season will start on the road as the Ducks are set to play in Arizona on Oct. 6.
Jun 21 - 3:45 AM

Kevin Boyle has signed a two-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks.

In 2018-19, Boyle will reportedly make $650,000 in the NHL or $225,000 in the AHL, while in 2019-20 he can earn $700,000 in the NHL or $250,000 at the AHL level. Boyle posted a 19-13-2 record with a 2.66 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 35 appearances with the AHL's San Diego Gulls last season.
Jun 17 - 10:36 AM

The Anaheim Ducks haven't selected a Russian player since the 2009 NHL Draft.

The Ducks selected Igor Bobkov in 2009 but he was the first player they selected from Russia since they made Stanislav Chistov the fifth overall pick in 2001. In fact, since their first draft in 1993, the Ducks have only selected 15 Russian players, with Vitaly Vishnevsky, Ilya Bryzgalov and Oleg Tverdovsky being the most notable. The Ducks appear to have made an organizational decision to shy away from Russian players, making them one of four teams who have not selected a Russian player in the last decade (Arizona Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators).
Jun 16 - 2:43 PM

Speaking at a golf tournament, Antoine Vermette has admitted to thinking about retirement.

The soon to be 36-year-old forward is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and said after the season that he would consider all of his options. "My reflection (on retirement) was gradual. I don't want to play to just play. I have minimum standards of performance I expect of myself," said Vermette. "I had personal objectives I wanted to accomplish and playing in 1,000 NHL games was a goal of mine." Vermette also mentioned wanting to spend time with his family as the main reason why he is considering retirement. He has spent 14 seasons in the NHL, winning one Stanley Cup as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2014-15 season. If this is the end, he'll finish his career with 515 points in 1,046 games.
Source: TVA Sports
Jun 9 - 4:35 PM

Antoine Morand has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

Morand just won a Memorial Cup with the QMJHL's Acadie-Bathurst Titan. He notched 26 goals and 76 points in 66 games during the 2017-18 campaign. The 19-year-old also had 19 points in 20 playoff outings. The Ducks chose him in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft with the 60th overall pick.
May 29 - 12:44 PM

Sam Steel led the Memorial Cup in scoring, with 13 points, and captured the Stafford Smythe Trophy as tournament MVP.

Unfortunately, Steel's Regina Pats lost in the final to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan by a score of 3-0 on Sunday night. Steel amassed two goals and 11 assists in five games. He has piled up points throughout his junior career and he's projected to play for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL in 2018-19. Steel was the 30th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks.
Source: CHL.ca
May 28 - 10:10 AM

There's "a chance" that Ryan Kesler could miss all of the 2018-19 season, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Kesler suited up in just 48 games during the regular season because of a hip injury and Friedman says it's obvious to teammates and opponents that the Ducks center is in a lot of discomfort. According to this report, Kesler will not been undergoing surgery. Instead, he'll opt for an aggressive form of rehab. It's important to note that no one has said that Kesler will miss all of next season, it's just one possibility. The 33-year-old had eight goals and 14 points during the regular season and two points in four games in the playoffs.
May 25 - 7:26 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have hired Marty Wilford as an assistant coach.

He'll be replacing Trent Yawney who was let go at the end of the regular season. Wilford spent the previous three seasons as an assistant with Anaheim's farm team in San Diego. "Marty is a tremendous coach and has certainly earned this opportunity in Anaheim," said executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray. "Marty has been instrumental developing the majority of our young defensemen and we look forward to his contributions to the coaching staff next season."
May 21 - 8:04 PM

Ryan Miller underwent surgery on his left wrist last Friday.

The procedure removed a bone fragment and Miller is expected to be fully recovered in six weeks. The veteran netminder should be fine for training camp.
May 21 - 7:46 PM

Dallas Eakins has signed a multi-year extension to remain the head coach of San Diego Gulls.

The Gulls are Anaheim's minor-league affiliate. San Diego finished the regular season with 36-28-3 record and they failed to make the postseason. Eakins has been with the Gulls for three years. He hasn't coached in the NHL since 2014-15 with Edmonton. "Dallas has provided valuable leadership in San Diego since the Gulls arrived over three seasons ago," said executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray. "He has helped create a winning tradition and a successful development program with our AHL affiliate. His contract extension is a testament to that." In other news, the Ducks have added Marty Wilford as an assistant coach. He had been serving as one of assistants in San Diego.
May 21 - 7:43 PM

Dave Nonis is in Minnesota to meet with the Wild for their open position as the team's general manager.

Nonis is currently working as a scout for the Anaheim Ducks. He is best known for replacing Brian Burke as general manager of both the Vancouver Canucks (2004) and Toronto Maple Leafs (2013). Nonis' best move as a GM came when he packaged Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld to acquire Roberto Luongo from the Florida Panthers in June of 2006. Other than that, he has been the architect of some pretty average teams that have ultimately cost him his job. Penguins assistant general manager Bill Guerin is also expected to get an interview with the Wild in the coming days.
May 5 - 3:51 PM

Reto Berra will play for HC Fribourg-Gotteron of Switzerland's NLA next season.

Berra spent most of the 2017-18 campaign with the AHL's San Diego Gulls. In 32 appearances, he posted a 2.66 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. He also skated in five games with the Anaheim Ducks, while going 1-1-0 with a 2.31 GAA and .926 save percentage.
May 1 - 4:38 PM

The Anaheim Ducks will not bring assistant coach Trent Yawney back next season.

Yawney had been with the Ducks for seven seasons. "While we decided to go in another direction, we thank Trent for his seven years with the Ducks organization, especially in helping develop our young defensemen," the Ducks said in a statement. "Trent is a driven and passionate coach, and we wish him the very best in the future." He shouldn't have a hard time finding another job in the near future.
Apr 23 - 7:02 PM

Ducks coach Randy Carlyle is likely to stay with the team for the 2018-19 campaign.

Although the Ducks were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, it seems GM Bob Murray felt the season overall went well for them. "In all honesty, I thought they did way better than I thought they were going to do," Murray said. "To get to where we finished, (tied for) eighth in the League in points, I never thought that." Part of the reason the Ducks surpassed Murray's expectations is probably because they were lowered due to the significant injuries that Anaheim had to endure. Defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen as well as forward Ryan Kesler all began the campaign on the sidelines. Later on, they missed Ryan Getzlaf, Ondrej Kase, and Cam Fowler for significant chunks of time. Despite that, they managed a 44-25-13 regular season record.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 22 - 3:57 PM

Jakob Silfverberg will not play for Sweden at the World Championships.

Silfverberg and his wife are expecting their first child so early congratulations to the family. He had 17 goals and 40 points this season and remains a fringe fantasy player in deep leagues.
Apr 22 - 7:15 AM


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