July 16, 1999 |
The Mighty Ducks Thursday signed defenseman Niclas Havelid, their third-round pick in this year's draft, to a one-year contract with an option for a second year. Havelid, 26, has played for Sweden's national team and was one of the top defensemen in the Swedish League. "He has the skill level to play in the National Hockey League," Duck General Manager Pierre Gauthier said. "There is always an adaptation period with European players, especially older ones.