September 29, 1994 |
The Mighty Ducks' original team is fast disappearing, and the club continued its overhaul Wednesday by trading right wing Terry Yake--who led the team in scoring during its first season and still has the Ducks' only hat trick. General Manager Jack Ferreira is putting his confidence in the batch of rookies who pushed Yake down the depth chart during the preseason. He sent Yake, 25, who had 21 goals and 31 assists last season, to the Toronto Maple Leafs for center David Sacco, 24, a 1994 U.S.
February 28, 1995 |
The Mighty Ducks assigned disappointing rookie right wing Valeri Karpov to minor league affiliate San Diego on Monday and brought up rookie center David Sacco. Karpov, 23, was the Ducks' second-leading scorer in the preseason but has not been as effective since the shortened season began. After 14 games, he has one goal and two assists and has a plus-minus of minus-10.
September 26, 1995 |
The Mighty Ducks trimmed their roster to 30 Monday, sending seven players to their minor league affiliate in Baltimore. Among them was left wing David Sacco, the player acquired from Toronto last year for Terry Yake, the team's leading scorer in its first season. Yake has since been released by Toronto but is trying out with Winnipeg. Also reassigned were forwards John Lilley, Mike Maneluk, Sean Pronger and Jarrod Skalde, defenseman Jason Marshall and goalie Byron Penstock.
December 14, 1995 |
Five goals against Binghamton is one thing, a nice memory to tuck away. After all, it's just the minors. But a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins? Now that's something to relish, a story to tell the grandkids some day.
January 28, 1995 |
Past the Boston city limits, where the suburbs take over the countryside, one particular satellite dish has been pulling in Mighty Ducks games almost every other night. If there's a game on, the proud parents of Joe and David Sacco are sure to be tuned in. Linemates for the first time since terrorizing opponents in Medford, Mass., youth leagues, the Sacco brothers have carved a niche in the Duck lineup.
October 4, 1996
Part of any new season is getting adjusted to who's new and who isn't around anymore. Here's an update on some old and new Ducks: SAY HELLO TO: Walt Kyle, new assistant coach. Was coach at Baltimore of the American Hockey League. Jari Kurri, center. Split last season with the Kings and Rangers. Adrian Plavsic, new defenseman. Played with Atlanta of International Hockey League and Tampa Bay last season. Warren Rychel, new tough guy. Played with Stanley Cup champion Colorado last season.