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Ducks looking for backup goalie, left wing in free agency

The top-six left wing who can put the puck in the net would be nice. The backup goalie who can win games and start in the playoffs if it came to that will be necessary. As NHL free agency officially opens for business Friday morning, the Ducks...
Via The OC Register
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Must Target Brandon Pirri

Earlier this week, we found out that the Anaheim Ducks did not extend a qualifying offer to their 25-year-old center Brandon Pirri. The Ducks acquired Pirri from the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline last February for a sixth-round draft pick. Due to an upper-body injury, he only suited up for Anaheim for nine regular season games but managed to record three goals and two assists...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Ducks Can’t Pinch Pennies On Perron

Off-season madness is well underway for the Anaheim Ducks. General manager Bob Murray dealt goaltender Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs just hours after locking up defenseman Sami Vatanen, then extended qualifying offers to pending restricted free agents Rickard Rakell and Hampus Lindholm shortly thereafter. With those initial tasks now out of the way, Murray should focus...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Ducks to Host Development Camp Scrimmage July 4

The Ducks will host their annual prospect development camp scrimmage at THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE on Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m. prior to the 8:45 a.m. warmup). Fans and media are invited to attend the open scrimmage session w...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Ducks issue offers to Lindholm, Rakell, Noesen; not to Pirri

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks have issued qualifying offers to defenseman Hampus Lindholm and forwards Rickard Rakell and Stefan Noesen. The Ducks declined to make qualifying offers Monday to five players, including forward Brandon Pirri. Anaheim also signed right wing Corey Tropp to a two-year extension and signed goalie Dustin Tokarski to a one-year deal. Lindholm...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Sign RW Tropp and G Tokarski to Contract Extensions

The Ducks have signed right wing Corey Tropp to a two-year contract extension and goaltender Dustin Tokarski to a one-year contract extension. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition to today’s contract exte...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

Two Ducks Season Ticket Holders Experience Trip of a Lifetime at NHL Awards in Vegas

By Jenelyn Russo | Special to AnaheimDucks.com When Ducks fan and season ticket holder Daiana Leedom received a phone call back in March from her account representative, she could hardly believe the news. “I was shocked!” Leedom said. “And I...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

Ducks shore up forward position by picking up Josh Mahura in the NHL draft

Stocking up a system that started to run low on impact forward prospects, the Ducks finished their work at the NHL draft Saturday by taking three more out of their four remaining picks. After taking winger Max Jones and center Sam Steel in the first...
Via The OC Register
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft's second day sees Ducks continue to load up on forwards

Stocking up a system that started to run low on impact forward prospects, the Ducks finished off their selection at the NHL draft Saturday by taking three more out of their four remaining picks. After taking winger Max Jones and center Sam Steel in...
Via The OC Register
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Select Max Jones #24 Overall

With the 24th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Anaheim Ducks have selected Max Jones of the London Knights in the OHL. About Max Jones A 6-foot-3-inch, 203-pound power forward, Max Jones has high levels of intensity and grit, paired with good scoring ability in around the net. Those assets have led to him being an Ontario Hockey League Rookie of the Year finalist, and now...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Leafs acquire Frederik Andersen from Ducks for a couple of draft picks

One of many trades made today, Frederik Andersen (one of the players we said teams should target this summer) is now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was traded for a 2016 first-round draft pick and a 2017 second-round draft pick. The Ducks, who knew that they would have to give up a goalie because of the expansion draft, were able to get good value for what many insiders...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The one and only Ilya Bryzgalov wants to return to the NHL

Ilya Bryzgalov is planning to make an NHL comeback. The  35-year-old last appeared in the league in a poor eight-game stint with the Anaheim Ducks, but Bryzgalov in true-Bryzgalovian fashion told NHLPA.com he was able to “rest, both spiritually and mentally” and that his passion for the sport has returned. “I feel the passion inside and the fire in my eyes. I want to face...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks re-sign D Sami Vatanen for 4 years, $19.5 million

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Sami Vatanen has re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks, agreeing to a four-year, $19.5 million deal. The Ducks retained the restricted free agent Saturday. Vatanen had nine goals and a career-high 29 assists last season. The aggressive, puck-moving Finn also filled a prominent role on Anaheim's NHL-best power play. Vatanen made $1.275 million last...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks hire coach Randy Carlyle -- 4 1/2 years after firing him

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks re-hired Randy Carlyle on Tuesday, welcoming back the franchise's only Stanley Cup-winning coach 4 1/2 years after firing him.Carlyle replaces Bruce Boudreau, who replaced Carlyle on Nov. 30, 2011, early in Carlyle's seventh season in charge of the Ducks.The 60-year-old Carlyle led the Ducks to the 2007 Stanley Cup title during parts of seven...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks bringing back Randy Carlyle as coach is baffling

Here’s a shocking move. The Anaheim Ducks are bringing back Randy Carlyle to be their head coach as TSN’s Darren Dreger reported on Monday night. Yes, you read that right. Anaheim reportedly interviewed multiple candidates for the position, including future St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo, before making the decision to bring Carlyle back into the fold. The 60-year-old coached...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler subtly calls out Bruce Boudreau’s faults

The Anaheim Ducks are a team looking for a head coach after releasing Bruce Boudreau following the 2015-16 season. Boudreau may have received more than his fair share of the blame for the Ducks’ season, but he certainly had his faults. When asked about what the team is looking for in a new coach, Ryan Kesler had a list of qualities that subtly also pointed out Boudreau’s weaknesses...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 2006-07 Stanley Cup winning Anaheim Ducks

Can you name every player on the 2006-07 NHL Stanley Cup winning Anaheim Ducks? Clue: Number/Position
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Is The Time Finally Right For The Ducks?

For the last five years, the Anaheim Ducks have been one of the more dominant teams in the NHL. During that span, they have made the playoffs four times and have finished first in the Western Conference in two of those seasons. Despite being such a consistently winning team, the Ducks have failed come playoff time.Coming into this year's playoff series against the Nashville Predators...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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