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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
25 minutes 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
1 hour 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
6 hours 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Select Four Players on Day 2 of 2016 NHL Draft

By Kyle Shohara | AnaheimDucks.com BUFFALO – After choosing left wing Max Jones (24th overall) and center Sam Steel (30th overall) in the first round last night, the Ducks closed out the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center with four selectio...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Anaheim Ducks Select Sam Steel #30

With the 30th pick in 2016 NHL Draft the Anaheim Ducks have selected Sam Steel from the Regina Pats of the WHL. About Sam Steel In The Hockey News 2015 Draft Preview issue, they looked ahead one year for the projected top ten in the 2016 Draft. They had Steel ranked sixth. Over the next year, obviously he dropped as in the 2016 issue, he was ranked 43rd. A reason for that he didn’t...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

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
2 days ago

Ducks Can’t Hesitate To Trade Cam Fowler

Cam Fowler has long been regarded as a cornerstone of the Anaheim Ducks’ blueline. As Anaheim’s first selection in the 2010 draft, the expectation has always been that he’d develop into a first-pairing defenseman. Yet with general manager Bob Murray battling a tangled salary cap this summer, it may be time to part ways with the 24-year old blueliner. Credible sources have reported that...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Ducks release 2016-17 schedule, Bruce Boudreau comes back Jan. 8

Bruce Boudreau didn’t play for the Ducks. He didn’t rack up a bunch of goals for the team or get the critical score that won them a playoff series or a Stanley Cup. Nor did he make a bunch of saves or stole games for the club. So the coach’s...
Via The OC Register
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks put all their chips on John Gibson after they trade Freddie Andersen

Mark.Whicker@langnews.comWhat the Anaheim Ducks did on Monday is based on assumptions.One is that goaltenders, generally, are overpriced.The other is that Frederik Andersen and John Gibson, who shared the Jennings Trophy for goals-against this season, are equals.So Anaheim traded Andersen, the goalie whom they must pay, and kept Gibson, the goalie whom they are already paying, and not very much.
Via LA Daily News
7 days ago

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
9 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
9 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
13 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
13 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
24 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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