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MIGHTY DUCKS '98-'99

Player Profiles

October 06, 1998

Frank Banham: #29

Age: 23

Right wing

Shoots: R

Nicknamed the "Calahoo Kid" because he hails from the mighty metropolis of Calahoo, Canada (pop. 150). Last season, he proved his junior stats (83 goals with Saskatoon in 1995-96) were no fluke. Had nine goals in only 21 games late in the season, his first extended NHL stay.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Ducks 21 9 2 11 12 -6

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Matt Cullen: #45

Age: 21

Center

Shoots: L

Emerged as a steady, dependable center during his rookie season in 1997-98. Had 21 assists to tie Paul Kariya's franchise record for rookies. He also had 15 goals and 27 points in 18 games for Cincinnati of the American Hockey League. He was named the MVP of the AHL All-Star game.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Ducks 61 6 21 27 23 -4

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Johan Davidsson: #47

Age: 22

Center

Shoots: R

Drafted in 1994, but finally signed with the Ducks last summer. Proved in training camp that he's versatile, too, playing either wing. Made quite an impression on the coaching staff and appeared to have won a spot on the 24-man roster as training camp neared its end.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- HIFK Helsinki 43 10 30 40 8 NA

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Ted Drury: #18

Age: 27

Center/left wing

Shoots: L

He's a working-class guy capable of filling almost any role. Expect to see him with tough guys Stu Grimson and Jim McKenzie on some shifts and with more skilled offensive players on others. Will be counted on to be a warrior this season, doing all the dirty work.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Ducks 73 6 10 16 82 -10

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Travis Green: #39

Age: 27

Center

Shoots: R

Acquired from the New York Islanders in a six-player deal last Feb. 6. Expected to center the second line. Had 25 goals for the Islanders in 1995-96, 23 in 1996-97, but only 19 combined in 54 games with New York and 22 games with the Ducks last season.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- N.Y. Isles/Ducks 76 19 23 42 82 -29

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Stu Grimson: #32

Age: 33

Left wing

Shoots: L

An original Duck. Reacquired in a four-player deal this summer from Carolina. Expected to team with Jim McKenzie to act as policemen for the likes of Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. The Ducks were considered pushovers last season because they didn't have someone like Grimson.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Carolina 82 3 4 7 204 0

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Kevin Haller: #3

Age: 27

Defenseman

Shoots: L

Acquired from Carolina in a four-player deal over the summer. Good all-around veteran player, expected to help lead a youthful corps of defensemen. Capable with the puck, although not considered an offensive defenseman. The Ducks are his sixth NHL team.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Carolina 65 3 5 8 94 -5

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Guy Hebert: #31

Age: 31

Goaltender

Catches: L

Original Duck has recovered from shoulder surgery that limited him to a 13-24-6 record. Sidelined for the season's final 20 games. Won 20 or more games in three of five seasons in Anaheim, with a goals-against average less than 3.00 in four of those years.

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1997-98 Record GP Min W-L-T GA SO GAA Ducks 46 2,660 13-24-6 130 3 2.93

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