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MIGHTY DUCKS '98-'99

Player Profiles

October 06, 1998

Fredrik Olausson: #2

Age: 32

Defenseman

Shoots: R

Once a Duck, always a Duck. Olausson is back for his second stint in Anaheim. He played for the Ducks for parts of two seasons (1995-96 and 1996-97). Signed from Pittsburgh as a free agent last summer. Expected to quarterback the power play and add leadership on the blue line.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Pittsburgh 76 6 27 33 42 +13

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Jamie Pushor: #4

Age: 25

Defenseman

Shoots: R

Good size, which is why the Ducks acquired him from Detroit for defenseman Dmitri Mironov at the trade deadline last March. Had an impressive showing in training camp and in exhibition games. Showed he could throw a check and a punch. Ducks hope to see more of it this season.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Detroit/Ducks 64 2 7 9 81 +3

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Dominic Roussel: #30

Age: 28

Goaltender

Catches: left

Acquired in a trade Monday with the expansion Nashville Predators. Expected to see a great deal of action as Guy Hebert's backup. Hasn't played in the NHL since 1995-96 with Philadelphia. Spent 1996-97 in the minor leagues and was with the Canadian national team last season.

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1997-98 Record GP Min W-L-T GA SO GAA Canada 41 2,307 25-12-1 86 5 3.19

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Steve Rucchin: #20

Age: 27

Center

Shoots: L

Centers the Paul Kariya-Teemu Selanne line, perhaps the most demanding job in the NHL. One of them anyway. Rewarded with a new, four-year, $9.2-million contract before training camp opened. He was the Ducks' second-leading scorer last season with 53 points.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Ducks 72 17 36 53 13 +8

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Ruslan Salei: #24

Age: 23

Defenseman

Shoots: L

Considered a promising youngster who is still learning on the job. The potential is there, but he still must take a few healthy strides to be considered a polished NHL defenseman. Rest assured, he will be receiving ample schooling from the Ducks' veterans this season.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Ducks 66 5 10 15 70 +7

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Tomas Sandstrom: #17

Age: 34

Right wing

Shoots: L

Hopes to rebound from a brutal 1997-98 season. Nine goals and 17 points were career lows. Also had a plus/minus rating of minus 25, the worst on the club. Did lead the team with 77 games played, however. Lost about 15 pounds after intense off-season routine.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Ducks 77 9 8 17 64 -25

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Teemu Selanne: #8

Age: 28

Right wing

Shoots: R

Might have won the MVP award if the Ducks had made the playoffs last season. Tied Washington's Peter Bondra for the league lead with 52 goals. Only the fourth player in NHL history to score more than 25% of his team's goals (52 of 205). Also had 86 points, eighth-most in the NHL.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Ducks 73 52 34 86 30 +12

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Pascal Trepanier: #21

Age: 25

Defenseman

Shoots: right

Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in Monday's waiver draft. Expected to play for the Ducks right away despite only 15 games of NHL experience. Good skater. Deft puck handler. Also played some on right wing in his brief time with the Avalanche last season.

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1997-98 Record GP G A TP PIM +/- Colorado 15 0 1 1 18 -2

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