Ducks Rumors & News

  • Max Jones is out to show Ducks he is ready for the next big step

    Orange County Register "Striking a cut and well-proportioned 215 pounds on his hulking 6-foot-3 frame, Max Jones no doubt carries the physique of a mature NHL player. A heaping slice of confidence comes with that. It is evident in simple conversation with fellow Ducks prospects within a locker room, or assessing his..." July 22

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Ducks achieve goal, maintain roster continuity "The Anaheim Ducks have been a Stanley Cup contender the past five seasons, and their offseason moves largely have been designed to keep them in the running this season. Heading into the NHL Expansion Draft, many believed the Ducks would lose a core member of their deep and talented collection..." July 10

  • Ducks sign prospect Dostie to entry-level contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Alex Dostie, their fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, to an entry-level contract, the team announced Saturday. Now 20 years old, Dostie had 30 goals and 71 points in 63 games split between Gatineau and Charlottetown in the QMJHL, before he put..." July 09

  • Ducks sign former Chicago forward Rasmussen

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anaheim added some forward depth on Friday by agreeing to terms with ex-Blackhawks winger Dennis Rasmussen. It’s a one-year deal, with financial terms yet to be released. Rasmussen, 27, became a restricted free agent after Chicago opted against tendering him a qualifying offer in late June...." July 08

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Dennis Rasmussen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have added some center depth, signing Dennis Rasmussen to a one-year contract. Rasmussen became a free agent when the Chicago Blackhawks decided not to issue him a qualifying offer last month. No financials have been released so far. Playing in 68 games with the Blackhawks..." July 07

  • Reto Berra leaves Switzerland without playing a game, signs with Ducks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Back in April, we passed along word that Florida goalie Reto Berra was returning to his native Switzerland, having signed a three-year deal with Fribourg-Gotteron. How quickly things change. Per the club, Berra has opted to return to the NHL for next season, reportedly for a deal with the..." July 05

  • Ducks sign d-man Oleksy to two-year, one-way deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks made headlines yesterday by signing Cam Fowler to an eight-year extension. On Sunday, they added depth to their blue line by inking Steve Olesky. Per the Ducks, it’s a two-year, one-way deal for the 31-year-old Oleksy, who joins Anaheim after spending last season in the..." July 03

  • Cam Fowler signs contract extension with Anaheim Ducks

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have extended defenceman Cam Fowler to an eight-year deal." July 01

  • Ryan Miller signs two-year deal with Ducks

    TSN "Goaltender Ryan Miller has signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Miller spent the past three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks after signing a three-year, $18 million contract with the team ahead of the 2014-15 season. The 36-year-old finished with an 18-29-6 record,..." July 01

  • Avalanche to sign goaltender Jonathan Bernier on NHL free-agent market

    BNS Denver "Jonathan Bernier, a one-time No. 1 goaltender with the Toronto Maple Leafs who had a strong season with the Anaheim Ducks in a backup role in 2016-17, will sign a new free-agent contract with the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, NHL sources tell BSNDenver. Terms of the contract are not yet..." July 01

  • Ducks sign Holzer to 2-year deal

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have signed pending unrestricted free agent defenceman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension, according to numerous reports. The 29-year-old scored two goals and added five assists over 32 games with the Ducks in 2016-17, his second year with the club. He appeared..." June 26

  • Ducks select forwards Maxime Comtois, Antoine Morand with first two draft picks

    L.A. Daily News "As someone who cherishes his first-round draft picks, Ducks coach Bob Murray was in a unique place and not all that comfortable with it. The Ducks didn’t have one to use on the first night of the NHL entry draft at Chicago’s United Center and so they had to do all their heavy lifting Saturday,..." June 25

  • Ducks sign Eaves to 3-year contract

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have agreed with forward Patrick Eaves on a three-year, $9.45 million deal, the team announced the agreement on Friday. The 33-year-old had a career year in 2016-17 with career-highs in goals with 32 and points with 51 split between the Dallas Stars and Ducks in 79..." June 24

  • Ducks trade Theodore to Golden Knights

    The Hockey Writers "After not buying out defenseman Kevin Bieksa or even asking him to waive his no-movement clause (NMC), the Anaheim Ducks had put themselves in a suboptimal position prior to the expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights. As the Ducks submitted their list of protected players a few days..." June 22

  • Welcome Shea Theodore to the trade rumor mill

    Pro Hockey Talk "Today is the day. The deadline for the Vegas Golden Knights to submit their expansion draft selections has passed, and now we await for the roster to get revealed, as well as the supposedly many side deals George McPhee had with other clubs around the NHL. Yesterday, McPhee said he had “at..." June 21

  • Ryan Kesler of Ducks says recovery from surgery could be 4-5 months "Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler said Tuesday it could take 4-5 months for him to recover from hip surgery earlier this month, calling the procedure an "extensive cleanup." "It's going to take awhile," Kesler said on the eve of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile...." June 21

  • Ducks leave Sami Vatanen, Josh Manson available for NHL expansion draft

    Orange County Register "There were no surprises for the Ducks when it came to the players they protected from the upcoming NHL expansion draft and those who were left exposed for the incoming Vegas Golden Knights to consider adding when it comes to building their roster. Protected lists were revealed Sunday and the..." June 19

  • Ducks don’t protect Manson or Vatanen, may have deal with Vegas

    Pro Hockey Talk "Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee likely entertained multiple version of the question: “Am I better off picking that player or accepting the bounty that comes with picking a lesser one?” The scenarios get even more interesting since, as of Sunday morning, the rest of the league knows which..." June 18

  • Kesler undergoes hip surgery

    Fanrag Sports "Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler underwent hip surgery last week, which included removing bone fragments and a general “cleaning” of the area, the team announced on Saturday. He is expected to be able to resume to full activity in 12 weeks. Kesler appeared in all 82 games during the regular..." June 18

  • NHL, NHLPA have ‘conceptual agreement’ on Despres buyout

    Orange County Register "The Ducks are expected to buy out the contract of defenseman Simon Despres, whose time with the team was impacted heavily by multiple concussions. Signed to a five-year contract extension worth $18.5 million before the 2015-16 season, Despres was put on waivers for the purpose of the buyout...." June 17

  • Ducks waive Simon Despres

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have placed defenceman Simon Despres on waivers to be bought out. Despres appeared in one game this past season before landing on long-term injured reserve with a concussion. The native of Laval, Que., has scored six goals and registered 37 assists in 193 NHL contests." June 16

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Anaheim Ducks Thought To Have Side-Deal With Vegas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Bob McKenzie of TSN announced on Twitter that the Anaheim Ducks and Vegas Golden Knights are believed to have a side-deal worked out already in regards to the expansion draft. This comes on the heels of rumblings that the team did not ask Kevin Bieksa to waive his no-trade clause, something that..." June 13

  • Ducks avoid asking Bieksa to waive NMC, have deal in place

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have a trade in place with the Vegas Golden Knights ahead of the June 21 expansion draft, according to TSN Hockey Bob McKenzie. Though the details of the trade are still unclear, it allowed Anaheim to not have to ask defenceman Kevin Bieksa to waive his no-movement clause...." June 13

  • Devils, Bolts and Leafs could make play for Vatanen

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils are in a good spot, for sort of a bad reason. With the expansion draft looming, and a player like Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen potentially available via trade, the Devils might be able to swoop in. Why? Well, just consider New Jersey’s defense, where only Damon..." June 13

  • Andrew Cogliano doesn't know if he'll be protected

    Orange County Register "Andrew Cogliano has played with the Ducks long enough to feel as if he has planted down roots with a franchise that gave him a defined role to thrive in. And they have come to bank on the everyday presence of the NHL’s current iron man. But will that relationship continue next season? It..." June 09

  • Ducks extend coach Randy Carlyle's contract through the 2018-19 season

    Los Angeles Times "Skepticism was rife when Randy Carlyle began his second coaching leg with the Ducks last year. By the end of this season, it looked like the smartest move they could have made. Carlyle’s success in his return season earned him a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season, with an..." June 03

  • Ducks and assistant coach Paul MacLean mutually part ways

    Los Angeles Times "The Ducks and assistant coach Paul MacLean have “mutually parted ways” following the expiration of MacLean’s contract, the team announced Thursday. MacLean spent the last two seasons with the Ducks as an assistant under former coach Bruce Boudreau and his successor, Randy Carlyle. He..." June 02

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Eaves 'would love' to re-sign with Ducks

    TSN "Patrick Eaves is coming the first 30-goal campaign of his 12-year career and is expected to draw plenty of interest on the open market on July 1. Eaves, who missed the entire Western Conference Final with a high-ankle sprain and a deep bone bruise, said Thursday he'd be happy re-signing with..." May 26

  • Kesler calls Game 6 loss to Nashville the ‘toughest’ of his career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ryan Kesler has lost some big games in his career. He was on the United States team that lost to Canada in the gold-medal game of the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was on the Vancouver Canucks team that lost to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. But apparently neither..." May 25

  • Ducks' Vatanen, Lindholm out longterm with torn labrums

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not a great week for the Anaheim Ducks. After being eliminated in Game 6 of the Western Conference final — the toughest loss of Ryan Kesler’s career, apparently — the Ducks broke more bad news on Friday as GM Bob Murray announced d-men Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen both require torn labrum..." May 25

  • ‘All signs point’ to contract extension for Ducks’ Fowler

    Pro Hockey Talk "“All signs point toward” a contract extension for Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun reported this morning that talks between the Ducks and the 25-year-old defenseman are expected to resume next week. Talks so far have been “positive,” said..." May 25

  • Ryan Johansen doesn't regret Kesler comments, wanted to shake Ducks' hands

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ryan Johansen isn’t backing down about his criticisms of the way Ryan Kesler plays. Not after the Nashville Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks. Not as he recovers from emergency surgery. That was the top bulletin-board material from a great interview Johansen participated in with TSN 1040..." May 25

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Carlyle says Ducks were dealt ‘tough hand’ by schedule-makers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Call it sour grapes if you wish, but Randy Carlyle thinks the Anaheim Ducks got screwed by the NHL’s schedule-maker. The head coach launched his complaint last night after his Ducks fell to the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. “I don’t think we played poorly in..." May 23

  • Ducks face trade decisions, expansion dilemma this off-season

    Sportsnet "“This is the worst feeling in hockey,” Ryan Getzlaf told reporters in the wake of Monday’s elimination in the Western Conference final. Their 2016-17 campaign marked the second time in three springs that Getzlaf’s Anaheim Ducks had excelled in the NHL’s final four yet failed to win the right to..." May 23

  • Ducks forward Sorensen signs in Swedish League

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nick Sorensen, the forward taken 45th overall by Anaheim in 2013, has opted to return to Europe and sign a two-year pact with SHL club Linkoping, the team announced on Tuesday. Sorensen, 22, returned to North America this season after spending ’14-15 and ’15-16 in Sweden (the latter with..." May 23

  • Eaves and Rakell will miss Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "This isn’t good news for the Anaheim Ducks. On Sunday, head coach Randy Carlyle said that forwards Patrick Eaves and Rickard Rakell did not travel with the team to Nashville and will not be available for Game 6 tomorrow. The Ducks trail the Nashville Predators 3-2 in the Western Conference..." May 22

  • Gibson skates, could start as Ducks face elimination in Nashville

    Pro Hockey Talk "John Gibson, who exited Game 5 of the Anaheim-Nashville series with a lower-body injury, could be back in the Ducks’ goal tonight for Game 6 at Bridgestone Arena. Gibson participated in today’s morning skate, and was the first goalie to exit. Jonathan Bernier, who came on in relief on Saturday..." May 22

  • NHL, NHLPA missed opportunity with Getzlaf ruling

    Sportsnet "Hey, NHL. Rainbow tape isn’t enough. Anyone can tape up a stick with pinks and reds and purples, use it at a skills competition, and then fall right back into our black-and-white hockey culture the next day. What’s hard is to look in the mirror and ask, “Why?” Why have the other sports’..." May 22

  • Ryan Getzlaf of Ducks apologizes for inappropriate comment "Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who was fined $10,000 on Saturday by the NHL for an inappropriate comment made during Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, apologized and said he accepted responsibility for his words. "Obviously a situation..." May 21

  • John Gibson of Ducks leaves Game 5 against Predators "Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at Honda Center on Saturday, but coach Randy Carlyle didn't rule him out for Game 6 in Nashville on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC,..." May 21

  • NHL fines Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf for inappropriate remark "Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $10,000, the maximum permitted under the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, for directing an inappropriate remark toward another on-ice participant in Thursday's Game 4 of the team's Western Conference Final Stanley Cup Playoff series with..." May 20

  • Patrick Eaves of Ducks skates for first time since injury "Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves skated Saturday for the first time since sustaining a lower-body injury in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers on April 30, according to coach Randy Carlyle. Carlyle said later that the following day [Sunday] would be..." May 20

  • NHL announces Stanley Cup Final dates

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the dates for the Stanley Cup Final with Game 1 officially set for May 29. Home-ice advantage will be determined by which team recorded the most regular season points. If the Pittsburgh Penguins (111) make it to the final they are guaranteed to host Game 1. The only..." May 20