Player News - Ducks

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Brandon Pirri is still available as an unrestricted free agent.

The Ducks didn't give him a qualifying offer and he hasn't found a new home yet. Pirri had 14 goals and 15 assists in 61 games for Florida and Anaheim last season.
Jul 29 - 4:30 PM

Rickard Rakell's agent is hopeful that a deal will be reached with the Ducks.

"We are talking and I think we will find common ground for a solid agreement as I feel both parties seem to want that to happen very much," said Peter Wallen. Rakell could end up with a multiyear deal around the $4 million per season range. The 23-year-old notched 20 goals and 43 points in 72 games last campaign.
Jul 29 - 1:41 PM

As previously reported, Mike Santorelli has joined Geneve-Servette HC of the National League A in Switzerland.

He picked up 18 points in 70 games with Anaheim last year, while averaging just 10:06 of ice time.
Jul 29 - 9:30 AM

Mike Santorelli is reportedly going to sign with Geneve-Servette HC of Switzerland's National League A.

He notched nine goals and nine assists in 70 games with the Anaheim Ducks last season. In 406 career NHL outings, Santorelli has 138 points.
Jul 25 - 3:48 PM

Stefan Noesen has re-signed with the Ducks on a one-year deal.

He will earn $600,000 at the NHL level or $70,000 in the AHL, according to generalfanager.com. Noesen had 10 goals and 32 points in 65 minor-league games with the San Diego Gulls last year. He has appeared in just two NHL contests over the last two seasons.
Jul 25 - 8:37 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs probably won't end up receiving anything for trading Jonathan Bernier beyond saved cap space, but at the same time there's a chance they'll end up with something substantial.

The Maple Leafs dealt Bernier to Anaheim for a conditional pick, but the problem is that the conditions requirements state that Bernier's team has to at least make it to the Stanley Cup Final AND he needs to start in half of the games. Given that Bernier is being brought in to serve as the backup, it would likely take an injury or disappointing season from John Gibson for Bernier to end up playing a central role in the playoffs. Earlier we said "Bernier's team" rather than Anaheim because if the Ducks trade him and Bernier plays in at least half of the playoffs games while his new team reaches the Stanley Cup Final, then the Ducks still owe Toronto compensation. However, if Bernier meets the game requirements and his team does win the Stanley Cup, then Toronto will receive a second-round pick. If they lose in the Stanley Cup Final, then Toronto receives a third-round pick. So under the right circumstances, Toronto could end up with something noteworthy from this trade.
Jul 19 - 2:11 PM

Korbinian Holzer has agreed to a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

The agreement is one-way, so Holzer is guaranteed that salary even if he's sent to the minors. He had three assists in 29 games with Anaheim in 2015-16.
Jul 13 - 3:16 PM

Nick Ritchie is preparing himself to compete for a regular spot with Anaheim in 2016-17.

"You have a long summer so you focus a little bit on everything," Ritchie said. "Obviously I’m a bigger guy so I’m working on that speed component. You can never be fast enough or strong enough. And I’m working on getting faster and stronger. Cardio as well. Getting into better shape. Just becoming a better athlete all around with all those things." Ritchie had four points and 37 penalty minutes in 33 games with Anaheim last season. He also recorded 30 points and 59 penalty minutes in 38 AHL contests.
Jul 12 - 9:29 AM

The Ducks acquiring Jonathan Bernier has reunited him with Randy Carlyle.

Carlyle served as the Toronto Maple Leafs' bench boss for part of Bernier's tenure and is now the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks. "I had to gain his confidence when I got traded to Toronto, but we always got along well," Bernier said. "He’s a very detailed coach, and he demands a lot. That’s what you want from your coach." Carlyle's presence should make the adjustment easier for Bernier. The goaltender is projected to serve as John Gibson's backup.
Jul 9 - 5:33 AM

In case you're wondering why Jonathan Bernier wasn't simply included in the Frederik Andersen, Bernier's signing bonus could have been the reason.

Toronto acquired goaltender Frederik Andersen from Anaheim on June 20th for the 30th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft (Sam Steel) and a 2017 second rounder. On July 8 the Leafs then sent Bernier to Anaheim for a conditional pick. Between those two trades, Toronto paid Bernier a $2 million bonus that Anaheim would have owed him if he was part of the June 20th deal. This has no impact on Bernier's cap hit, but it has saved Anaheim some money.
Jul 8 - 4:55 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired Jonathan Bernier from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2017 conditional draft pick.

We don't know what round the conditional pick is in, but it's likely the return for Toronto will be low. For the Maple Leafs, the primary benefit of this was likely just shedding Bernier's $4,150,000 cap hit for the 2016-17 campaign. There's not many teams looking for goaltending help at this stage and likely even further that would have had any interest in Bernier's contract after his struggles last season. He did rebound to finish with a 2.88 GAA and .908 save percentage in 38 contests though. In Anaheim Bernier will serve as the backup goalie and that's a role he should do fine in.
Jul 8 - 12:11 PM

Jeff Schultz has signed a two-way deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

Schultz had three goals and 18 points in 66 AHL contests in 2015-16. The 30-year-old is a veteran of 409 career NHL games.
Jul 6 - 1:14 PM

Jared Boll has signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

The contract is one-way, which means that Boll will make the same amount even if the Ducks send him to the minors. Boll was previously playing with Columbus on a three-year, $5.1 million deal, but the Blue Jackets bought out the final season of that agreement. Boll had three points and 61 penalty minutes in 30 contests last season.
Jul 6 - 4:49 AM

Mason Raymond has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

Raymond can earn $675,000 at the NHL level or $225,000 in the minors. He had four goals and five points in 29 contests with the Calgary Flames last season and another 15 points in 15 AHL contests. At his height he had a 53-point season with Vancouver back in 2009-10 and a brief resurgence in 2013-14 with Toronto where he recorded 45 points in 82 contests.
Jul 4 - 9:30 PM

The Ducks signed defenseman Nate Guenin to a one-year, $600,000 contract.

It’s a two-way contract; he’ll make $250,000 in the minors. Last season, in 29 games with the Avalanche, he was pointless with two penalty minutes. In 24 AHL games, he had two goals and 11 points. Guenin was with the organization from 2010-13.
Jul 2 - 9:55 PM


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