Ducks Rumors & News

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Chris Stewart thinks he's 'good fit' for Anaheim Ducks Cup contender

    Yahoo! Sports "It wasn’t his birthday or a day that held special personal meaning on the calendar, but Chris Stewart was certainly in a celebratory mood on July 12 – and for good reason. The 27-year-old right-winger quickly pointed out that it was the date he signed as a free agent with the Anaheim..." August 21

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Ducks Sign Mike Santorelli to 1-Year Deal

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks have signed unrestricted free agent winger Mike Santorelli to a one-year deal, the team announced on Monday. The team did not disclose financial details of the contract. But, as usual, it only took a few minutes for those details to come out, with Craig Custance reproting that..." August 17

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Ducks sign Carl Hagelin to $16 million deal

    Sportsnet "Carl Hagelin has signed with the Anaheim Ducks, his new team, for four years. A restricted free agent acquired from the New York Rangers in exchange for Emerson Etem (draft picks also swapped hands) on June 27, Hagelin’s new contract is worth a total of $16 million, according to Eric Stephens..." August 14

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Ducks sign forward Jakob Silfverberg to four-year deal

    The Globe and Mail "The Anaheim Ducks have signed restricted free agent Jakob Silfverberg to a four-year contract. Financial terms were not released by the club but the Orange County Register reports the deal is worth $15-million which means Silfverberg will count $3.75-million against the salary cap this season." August 07

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Ducks reward Josh Manson with new two-year contract

    Orange County Register "It is signing season for the Ducks and the NHL club continued their summer work Wednesday by locking up defenseman Josh Manson for two more seasons at $1.65 million. Manson, 23, could have become a restricted free agent after next season but the new contract extension takes him through 2018...." July 23

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Toews says Ducks, not Lightning, were Blackhawks' toughest opponent

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s a scene in “Talladega Nights” where Will Ferrell’s character deeply insults someone, but feels like he can get away with it by saying “with all due respect.” It was hard not to think of that moment when Jonathan Toews praised the Anaheim Ducks’ efforts just a little bit more than the..." July 19

  • Ilya Bryzgalov considers retirement in humangous beeg decision

    Yahoo! Sports "Have we seen the last of Ilya Bryzgalov? He played eight games for the Anaheim Ducks last season, signing on in December and then hitting the ice for the last time on Feb. 10 in loss at the Florida Panthers. He gave up three goals on eight shots, which isn't good. But it’s just hockey, you..." July 18

  • Ducks bring back O’Brien, sign Sgarbossa and Wagner

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks reached multiple one-year deals on Thursday, inking Shane O’Brien, Michael Sgarbossa and Chris Wagner. O’Brien, 31, is an interesting case, as the Ducks drafted him with the 250th pick of the 2003 NHL Draft. O’Brien only ended up playing 62 games for the Ducks in 2006-07,..." July 17

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks sign veteran Shane O'Brien to one-year deal (600K/125K). Also ink Michael Sgarbossa to one-year deal. (605K/55K).

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks confirm signing of center Chris Wagner. One-year for $600K. Two-way deal. Hat tip to @generalfanager.

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    Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

    .@Ryan_Kesler: "This group is not satisfied until we win a Cup. When we win, I don’t think we’ll be satisfied. We’re gonna want another."

  • Kesler signs six-year extension with Ducks

    TSN "Ryan Kesler has signed a six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The deal carries an average annual value of $6.875 million. It also includes a five-year no-movement clause and a limited no-trade clause in its final season. The deal keeps the 30-year-old centre with the Ducks..." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Ducks, UFA forward Chris Stewart nearing agreement on one-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "It appears forward Chris Stewart could be on the move once again. According to multiple reports, Stewart, the unrestricted free agent winger, is nearing an agreement with the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year contract." July 12

  • Chris Stewart signs in Anaheim for one-year, $1.7-million

    Yahoo! Sports "The Ducks lost some of their grit and secondary scoring when Matt Beleskey signed with Boston. On Saturday evening, they picked up Chris Stewart as a quasi-replacement. The forward signed a one-year, $1.7-million deal with Anaheim. Stewart, 27, has the potential to fill the skates of Beleskey...." July 12

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    brian mcgrattan @bigern10

    Excited to be back in the @AnaheimDucks organization!

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Beleskey out to prove last season was no fluke

    CSN New England "Most NHL forwards have fulfilled their potential by age 27. Matt Beleskey is hoping that he’s an exception to that rule. Beleskey had what some would call a “contract year” with the Anaheim Ducks in 2014-15, scoring 22 goals in the regular season and then popping in another eight during an..." July 08

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    One-year extension for Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer is $750,000. One way.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Leafs confirm they have granted Ducks permission to move forward with interest in hiring former Leafs GM Dave Nonis as an advisor.

  • Ducks sign F Horcoff to one-year deal

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks signed free-agent forward Shawn Horcoff to a one-year, $1.75 million contract according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. The 36-year-old scored 11 goals and added 18 assists over 76 games with the Dallas Stars in 2014-15, his second year with the club." July 02

  • Bruins Sign Left Winger Matt Beleskey To Five-Year, $19 Million Contract

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have added a top-nine winger to their roster on the first day of NHL free agency. The B’s have signed unrestricted free agent left winger Matt Beleskey to a 5-year, $19 million contract ($3.8 million salary cap hit) on Wednesday. The 27-year-old veteran is coming off the..." July 02

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Beauchemin to Colorado according to @GagnonFrancois.

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    If Avs sign Beauchemin, expect 3 year deal. Which would make him 38 at end

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Things change fast on UFA Day. Now hearing SJ no longer a top contender for Paul Martin. But COL will be in hard on Francois Beauchemin.

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    I expect the #Leafs to be in on Frolik and Beleskey. #signingseason

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    6-8 teams chasing Matt Beleskey. 5-7 year range is expected.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    2 year extension for Bieksa with the Ducks. Aav $4 million.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Expect the Ducks and Kevin Bieksa to get a 2 yr extension done today. Aav could be less than what it is now ($4.5). Around $ 4 mil. #TSN

  • New Duck Bieksa signs two-year extension

    TSN "Kevin Bieksa knew the Vancouver Canucks were trading him. It was just a matter of where. For several weeks, Bieksa came to terms that his time in Vancouver was coming to an end. After it looked like he was almost headed to the San Jose Sharks last week, Tuesday brought a trade to the Anaheim..." July 01

  • Canucks trade Bieksa to Ducks

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have traded defenceman Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick. Bieksa, 34, scored four goals and 10 assists in 60 games with the Canucks in 2014-15." July 01

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    François Beauchemin will hit the market tomorrow. Around10 teams have shown interest so far. #tvasports

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

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    Dan Rosen @drosennhl

    Bob Murray stressed in no uncertain terms that the Ducks will not be trading John Gibson even though they acquired Khudobin.