Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/10/11
ANAHEIM, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks announced today thatthe National Hockey League (NHL) club has claimed center Ben Maxwell offwaivers from the Winnipeg Jets. Maxwell, 23(33088), has appeared in 36 career NHL games with Montreal (2008-10), Atlanta(2010-11) and Winnipeg (2011-12), scoring 1-1=2 points with 17 penalty minutes(PIM). Maxwell made his NHL debut with Montreal on Dec. 13, 2008 vs. Washingtonand scored his first career NHL goal (1-1=2) with Atlanta on Mar. 27, 2011 vs.Ottawa. He missed the first six games of the 2011-12 regular season with anupper body injury before making his Winnipeg debut on Oct. 22 vs. Carolina. TheNorth Vancouver, British Columbia native has appeared in four games for theJets this year, going scoreless. Selected byMontreal in the second round (49th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft,Maxwell made his professional debut with Hamilton of the American Hockey League(AHL) in 2008-09. The 6-1, 195-pound center has appeared in 179 career AHLgames with Hamilton (2008-11) and Chicago (2010-11), earning 49-94=143 pointswith a 15 rating and 112 PIM. He has also played in seven career Calder CupPlayoff games, scoring 3-1=4 points with four PIM.
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