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Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Daniel Winnik To 1-Year Contract

TORONTO — Center Daniel Winnik has signed a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with the Anaheim Ducks. Winnik, joining his fifth NHL team, had a career-high 30 points (six goals, 24 assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 76 games last season. He had one assist and two penalty minutes in nine playoff games. The 29-year-old Toronto...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Some Ducks Go To Toronto

Where do the Ducks go? Some go to Toronto.#163381353 / gettyimages.comThat's right, 29 year old left wing Daniel Winnik is heading home.Craig Custance of ESPN has the details,Winnik's one-year deal worth $1.3 million. Nice signing for the Maple Leafs.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) July 28, 2014Winnik is coming off a career season, where he set new highs for assists ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to one-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed UFA forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal on Monday afternoon. Daniel Winnik signs a one-year deal with the #leafs. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 28, 2014 Winnik, 29-years-old, scored 30 points (6 goals, 24 assists) with the Anaheim Ducks last season, while averaging 15 minutes a night. Winnik […]
Via The Hockey Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Winnik Signs With The Toronto Maple Leafs

via the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract. Winnik, 29, played 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, registering career highs in assists (24) and points (30) while adding six goals, 23 penalty minutes and a plus...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trade With Sportscards From The Dollar Store: Quintessential Hockey Names (Etem, Hampus Lindholm, Getzlaf)

I completed my third trade with Douglas from Sportscards From The Dollar Store. You can check out the first here and second here. Doug had a very Anaheim Ducks-centric box break and thankfully I'm his go-to guy for all things Ducks.Doug pulled this sweet Emerson Etem rookie auto/dual relic, numbered 092/249. I'm really hoping Etem gets to spend a full season with the team...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Kesler enough to put the Anaheim Ducks over the top?

Two of the last three seasons have brought about immense success for the Los Angeles Kings, while the NHL’s other two California teams are mired in constant playoff struggles, attracting a reputation for being brilliant in the regular season, but failing to meet the same type of expectations when the postseason rolls around. While it’s the San Jose Sharks that have the more...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Kesler enough to put the Anaheim Ducks over the top?

Two of the last three seasons have brought about immense success for the Los Angeles Kings, while the NHL’s other two California teams are mired in constant playoff struggles, attracting a reputation for being brilliant in the regular season, but failing to meet the same type of expectations when the postseason rolls around. While it’s the San Jose Sharks that have the more...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Canucks Front Office Talks Ryan Kesler Trade In Behind-The-Scenes Look

The marquee NHL trade of the offseason so far was made between the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks. The Ducks acquired star center Ryan Kesler on June 27 in exchange for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, as well as a swap of 2014 third-round selections. In a behind-the-scenes look at the Canucks’ internal trade discussions...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Re-Sign Sami Vatanen to Two-Year Contract

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Vatanen, 23 (6/3/91), scored 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 games with the Ducks last season. Among rookie NHL defensemen, Vatanen ranked tied for fifth in goals, fourth in points-per-game (.44) and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sami Vatanen Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen, 23 (6/3/91), scored 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 games with the Ducks last season. Among rookie NHL...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi

It was announced this morning that the New York Rangers have signed 32 year old center Matthew Lombardi to a 2 year deal worth $1.6 million ($800,00 cap hit assumed). Lombardi, a journeyman center that played for  Calgary, Phoenix, Nashville, Toronto, and Anaheim in his time in the NHL, has 262 points in 536 career NHL games. This past season he played in the Swiss League where...
Via Save By Richter
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stay in School part three, Louis Leblanc

#457461089 / gettyimages.comI am an advocate of college hockey. According to College Hockey Inc., 31 percent of the players in the NHL came from the college ranks. Recently, I have been profiling college hockey players that have left their college teams early, for the lure of the big money in the NHL/professional ranks. Here’s another example of a player that could have benefited...
Via Goon's World
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Roster Changes for the Anaheim Ducks

After a busy season, the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up with quite a few roster changes. Here are some of the biggest ones to keep an eye on for next season. 5. Cutting ties #488284861 / gettyimages.com The Ducks recently cut ties with two forwards, Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik, as well as goaltender Jonas Hiller. The announcement came right before the NHL draft, beginning the team’s...
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Is Active In First Week Of Free Agency

#107896517 / gettyimages.com The Anaheim Ducks brought in three players through free agency early last week; goalies Jason LaBarbera and Igor Bobkov and defenseman Clayton Stoner. The Ducks signed veteran goalie Jason LaBarbera to a one-year deal worth $750,000 on Tuesday. The journeyman goaltender has played for five NHL organizations before joining the Ducks. LaBarbera spent last...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

More Heatley, 'I can still play this game'

#488448689 / gettyimages.comFormer Minnesota forward Dany Heatley thinks that he still has something left in the tank. I think you're going to find the former Wisconsin Badgers comments interesting. I do like how Heatley has taken this in stride.   Lisa Dillman, L.A. Times -- "I feel good," Heatley said. "I feel leaner. I know the knock on me is that I'...
Via Goon's World
19 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Years Later: Revisiting the Dany Heatley Deal

Yesterday it was announced that Dany Heatley signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks worth $1 million. There are two natural responses to this bit of news: 1) Is Dany Heatley still playing hockey in the NHL? And 2) I guess we can write off the Anaheim Ducks as the 2014/15 Stanley Cup champions. It has been five-years and one month to the day that Dany Heatley infamously demanded...
Via The 6th Sens
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dany Healty signed by the Ducks

#490231783 / gettyimages.comThe Ducks have signed former Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley to a one year contract. According to Darren Dreger , it's for 1 million dollars. The former Wild forward is coming off a tough season, where he spent time in the press box and on the fourth line.   NHL.COM -- The Ducks have signed left wing Dany Heatley to a one...
Via Goon's World
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Dany Heatley Signed With Anaheim

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, Heatley, 33, represents a low-cost gamble — a bargain-basement one-year contract worth $1 million. A two-time 50-goal scorer — both times with the Ottawa Senators — Heatley is a reclamation project in the truest sense of the term. As recently as 2010, he played for the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal in...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dany Heatley signs with Ducks: 'I have lots left in the tank'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After the draft and free-agent dust settled, there was one burning question left facing the Anaheim Ducks: Who would skate on the left side with top line forwards Corey Perry and captain Ryan Getzlaf? They made have found their answer in Dany Heatley when they signed the former Minnesota Wild left winger to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday afternoon. Heatley...
Via Fox Sports West
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ryan Kesler in the new Anaheim Ducks jerseys

Newly acquired Ryan Kesler tries on the new Anaheim Ducks jerseys for the first time. This upcoming season will mark the first for the forward on a team other than Vancouver after spending his last ten seasons with the club. [s/t Reddit].
Via Talk Hockey
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dany Heatly signs with Ducks: 'I have lots left in the tank'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After the draft and free-agent dust settled, there was one burning question left facing the Anaheim Ducks: Who would skate on the left side with top line forwards Corey Perry and captain Ryan Getzlaf? They made have found their answer in Dany Heatley when they signed the former Minnesota Wild left winger to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday afternoon. Heatley...
Via Fox Sports West
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks sign Dany Heatley

Dany Heatley has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Heatley, 33, skated with the Minnesota Wild in 2013-14, producing 28 points over 76 games. Heatley’s production has slowed to a crawl over the last couple years and the Wild elected to let him walk. Anaheim now improves their depth by giving Heatley a contract that looks like a bargain. It’s obvious...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks sign Dany Heatley

Dany Heatley has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Heatley, 33, skated with the Minnesota Wild in 2013-14, producing 28 points over 76 games. Heatley’s production has slowed to a crawl over the last couple years and the Wild elected to let him walk. Anaheim now improves their depth by giving Heatley a contract that looks like a bargain. It’s obvious...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Sign Veteran Forward Dany Heatley To One-Year Contract

The Anaheim Ducks signed free agent forward Dany Heatley to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that it is reportedly for $1 million. The veteran left winger has spent the last three seasons with Minnesota, scoring 47 goals and 102 points with the Wild. But Heatley scored a career...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks goalie Gibson goes retro with Pac-Man mask for 2014-15

After wearing a "Psycho Duck" mask last season, Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson is keeping it strange for 2014-15 and will be sporting a Pac-Man-themed goalie helmet come October.
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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