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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
18 hours 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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Lombardi

Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that the Rangers have signed center Matthew Lombardi to a two-year, $800,000 per year contract. Last season, the 32-year old Lombardi played in the Swiss National League for Geneva-Servette where he had 20 goals, 30 assists in 46 games to lead the league in scoring. The 5′ 11″, 195lb center was last in the NHL for the 2012-13 season in which he...
Via NY Rangers Blog
6 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dany Heatley Now A Member Of The Anaheim Ducks

$1mil for 1 yr. Heatley signs with Ducks. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 9, 2014 added 5:56pm, Ducks release is below... Continue reading "Dany Heatley Now A Member Of The Anaheim Ducks"
Via Kukla's Korner
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Getzlaf: Upper Deck Inked Sweaters Auto and 3-Color Patch, #'d /25

I was able to land a great deal on the below Ryan Getzlaf auto-patch, numbered 13/25, from 2007-2008 Upper Deck SP Game Used. A hard-signed John Hancock would of course be the preferred route but for $15 delivered from one of the biggest Getzlaf dealers on eBay whom I've purchased many cards from, I couldn't be happier with the newest addition to my Captain Getzy PC.The card...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks goalie John Gibson’s new mask has Pac-Man theme, hologram (pic/vid)

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson will be the team’s presumed starting goaltender in the 2014-15 NHL season, and to perhaps commemorate his ascension to the role of No. 1 netminder, he’ll have a pretty awesome new goalie mask when he takes his place between the pipes. While Gibson may be only 20 years old, he […] The post Ducks goalie John Gibson’s new mask has Pac-Man...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Goalie John Gibson Going With Pac-Man Mask For 2014-15 Season (Photo)

After wearing a “Psycho Duck” mask last season, Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson is keeping it strange for the 2014-15 season. Gibson will be sporting a Pac-Man-themed goalie mask come October in honor of the legendary video game from many moons ago. The designer of the mask, Dave Gunnarsson, painted the entire piece of headgear in pixels — even the Ducks’ logos. This gives...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Goalie John Gibson’s New Goalie Mask Has Pac-Man On It

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson unveiled a new goalie mask that has Pac-Man all over it. It’s a pretty awesome design with the old school Ducks logo. [Puck Daddy Blog] The post Ducks Goalie John Gibson’s New Goalie Mask Has Pac-Man On It appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The West Gets Stronger

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, The Ducks made some noise. Anaheim general manager Bob Murray beat Chicago rival Stan Bowman for Ryan Kesler, the No. 2 center who wanted out of Vancouver. Kesler and Ryan Getzlaf are a 1-2 pivot punch that will make opponents wary and weary. The Ducks also added ex-Bruin Nate Thompson, Clayton Stoner, and Jason LaBarbera. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs sign Finnish centre Kontiola to 1-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking overseas to bolster their depth at centre. Sportsnet has learned that the team is on the verge of signing free agent Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract. Sources indicate that the deal will be completed as soon as the player gains his official release from Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL. Kontiola is a former seventh-round draft pick of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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