Player News - Ducks

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Mike Santorelli has signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

He will make $875,000 after he earned $1.5 million last year. Santorelli played in 79 games in 2014-15 with Toronto and Nashville and he posted 33 points.
Aug 17 - 2:30 PM

Carl Hagelin's brand new contract with the Ducks could be the beginning of a great relationship.

Hagelin had the option to file for salary arbitration this summer, but talks were progressing well and he decided not to strain the relationship with the team early. He also receives an immediate $1.6 million per year pay raise with job security, which was much more than the cap-strapped Rangers likely could have offered him. "There’s great opportunity to do some big things with this team. I'm extremely motivated," Hagelin said. The 26-year-old had 35 points last season, and projects to see time with Ryan Kessler on the second line next season.
Aug 15 - 10:17 AM

Carl Hagelin has signed a four-year contract with Anaheim worth $16 million.

Hagelin was a restricted free agent when he was acquired from New York in the trade that sent Emerson Etem to the Rangers. He notched 17 goals and 35 points in 82 games last year.
Aug 14 - 1:04 PM

Jakob Silfverberg said that he wasn't worried about negotiating a new contract so late into the off-season.

"No matter who you are, you always want to get it out of the way," Silfverberg said. "We had good talks throughout the summer. … The same thing happened last year. I ended up signing pretty late. I knew the talks were going in the right direction, so I wasn’t nervous about not getting anything done. "We were pretty much on the same page throughout the whole negotiation." Silfverberg signed a four-year contract worth $3.75 million per season.
Aug 8 - 9:07 AM

Jakob Silfverberg has signed a four-year contract with Anaheim.

His new deal comes with an annual average value of $3.75 million. Silfverberg generated 13 goals and 39 points in 81 games last season. He also added 14 assists and 18 points in 16 playoff matches. He could be in store for a breakout year in 2015-16, while playing on the second line alongside Ryan Kesler.
Aug 7 - 3:16 PM

Carl Hagelin, who is still a restricted free agent, is slated to get an opportunity to play in Anaheim's top-six forward group.

"Whatever chance I get with the Ducks, I'm ready for it," said Hagelin. "But at the same time, I've always been a player who puts the team first. Whether that's blocking shots on the PK or putting up points offensively. I'm 26 years old, turning 27 soon, so I'm hoping this year or next year I'm a top-six forward again." He could be a fit on the second with Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg, who he played with at the Sochi Olympics as a member of Team Sweden. There's also a good chance that he'll get a turn with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry at some point.
Aug 3 - 5:39 PM

Dave Steckel has signed with Germany's Nurnberg Ice Tigers.

Steckel had 23 points and 53 penalty minutes in 76 games with the AHL Norfolk Admirals last season. The 33-year-old is a veteran of 425 career NHL games.
Jul 29 - 9:35 AM

Josh Manson has agreed to a two-year, $1.65 million extension.

Manson has one campaign left on his current contract, so his new deal will run through 2017-18. He had three assists and 31 penalty minutes in 28 games with Anaheim last season.
Jul 22 - 1:50 PM

Shane O'Brien has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Anaheim.

O'Brien had an assist in nine games with the Florida Panthers in 2014-15. He can earn $600,000 annually if he plays in the NHL or $125,000 in the minors.
Jul 17 - 10:16 AM

Michael Sgarbossa has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

Sgarbossa's new contract is worth $605,000 at the NHL level. He had 10 goals and 38 points in 60 AHL contests in 2014-15. He also had an assist in three games with the Colorado Avalanche. The Ducks acquired him in March in exchange for Mat Clark.
Jul 17 - 10:15 AM

Chris Wagner has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

Wagner will come with a $600,000 annually cap hit at the NHL level. He had 28 points and 65 penalty minutes in 48 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Jul 16 - 7:53 PM

Ryan Kesler is determined to play beyond the six-year, $41.25 million contract he signed on Wednesday.

Keep in mind that Kesler still has one season of his previous deal left, so he's locked up for the next seven campaigns. He'll turn 31 years old on August 31. "Right now, I'm fully confident that I can play out this contract and get another one after," Kesler said. We don't have trouble believing that he'll be able to extend his playing career beyond this contract, but there's a good chance that Kesler will be a significantly worse player by that point.
Jul 16 - 9:55 AM

Ryan Kesler has inked a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks.

That works out to be a $6.875 million annual cap hit. Additionally, Kesler still has one season left on his six-year, $30 million deal, so his newly signed contract won't begin until the 2016-17 campaign. Keep in mind that Kesler will turn 31 years old on August 31, so new deal will take him well past his prime. That's our main issue with this extension because in the short-term, an argument can be made that he's worth that cap hit given solid two-way play and his ability to step up in the playoffs. It wouldn't be surprising though to see the Ducks regretting this contract in just a few years.
Jul 15 - 12:15 PM

Julius Nattinen has signed an entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks took Nattinen with the 59th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He had three assists in nine SM-liiga games with JyP HT Jyvaskyla last season.
Jul 14 - 9:45 AM

Chris Stewart has signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

The deal is reportedly worth $1.7 million dollars. The 27-year-old scored 28 goals back in 2009-10 but has failed to hit the 20-goal mark since then. Stewart is a big body who doesn't shy away from contact and he certainly has the ability to score at the NHL level, but consistency has always been an issue. Still, this is a good low-risk signing for the Ducks. He had 14 goals and 36 points with Buffalo and Minnesota last season.
Jul 12 - 9:34 AM

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