April 5, 2013 |
The Ducks for the second time this season had to summon an emergency backup goaltender to their bench after Jonas Hiller was ruled out of Friday night's game at the Honda Center versus the Dallas Stars. The replacement, Rob Laurie of Corona, has a distant connection to the arena's history, given that he was the starting goaltender for the inline hockey Anaheim Bullfrogs on July 2, 1993, in the first professional sporting event at the arena. Laurie, 42, who proceeded to lead the Bullfrogs to the International League championship in 1993 while earning playoff most-valuable-player recognition, was expected to have a very short stint as the Ducks' backup goalie to Friday night starter Viktor Fasth.
March 30, 2011
Ducks tonight AT CALGARY When: 6:30 PDT. Where: Scotiabank Saddledome. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 43-28-5, Flames 38-28-11. Record vs. Flames: 3-0-0. Update: The Ducks are four points up on Calgary and could sweep the season series with a win. Corey Perry has 44 goals and 86 points. But as Monday's 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers proved, even when the top line of Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan turns cold, Teemu Selanne turns hot. The Ducks are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.
January 11, 2013 |
The Ducks will bring one of the strongest links to their 2007 Stanley Cup to the bench this season, naming distinguished defenseman Scott Niedermayer as an assistant coach to Bruce Boudreau on Friday. Niedermayer, 39, has been retired since 2010 and has served as a hockey operations consultant to the team. “Try to find answers for guys, give advice, little things I see when I'm watching a game,” Niedermayer said of his expected contributions. “We have some veteran defensemen I might not be quite as involved with.
March 19, 2011
Ducks-Kings tonight When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830, 1150. Records: Ducks 38-27-5, Kings 40-26-5. Series: Kings lead, 2-1-0. Update: This is the fourth of six meetings this season and the 100th overall. The Ducks lead the series, 43-36-20, but they are 19-25-6 on the road. Kings left wing Kyle Clifford didn't practice Friday and won't play Saturday. He suffered an unspecified upper-body injury in a first-period fight Thursday and did not return to the game.
September 24, 2013 |
The Ducks on Tuesday signed first-round draft pick Shea Theodore to a three-year entry-level contract. The 18-year-old from British Columbia has an assist in three preseason games with the Ducks and led the team in ice time Sunday against Colorado, with 22:06. Theodore notched 19 goals with 31 assists for Seattle of the Western Hockey League last season. Theodore, picked 26th overall in the NHL draft, is due to earn $925,000 annually in the NHL and $70,000 on an American Hockey League roster during his contract, which runs through the 2015-16 season.
October 20, 2010 |
Ducks tonight AT PHILADELPHIA When: 4 PDT. Where: Wells Fargo Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 2-4-1, Flyers 2-2-1. Record vs. Flyers [2009-10]: 1-0-0. Update: This is the second of a four-game trip for the Ducks. Rookie defenseman Cam Fowler, whose nose was broken during Sunday night's game against Phoenix, participated in Wednesday's morning skate but did not play against the Blue Jackets.
July 7, 2013 |
The Ducks on Sunday re-signed left wing Matt Beleskey to a two-year contract extension worth $2.7 million, a hockey official familiar with the deal reported. Beleskey, 25, scored 13 points (eight goals) last season, spending minimal time on the first line with stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry while also participating as a physical presence willing to scrap with opponents. Beleskey led the club with 103 hits and was second in penalty minutes, and on the heels of a disappointing first-round exit against Detroit in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Ducks' General Manager Bob Murray said physical play was part of the solution to improvement.