Ducks Rumors & News

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Max Jones To ELC

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After drafting Max Jones 24th overall in the latest entry draft, the Anaheim Ducks have signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract. No financial details were released. Jones, 18, played last season in London alongside fellow first-rounders Olli Juolevi and Matthew Tkachuk and was a..." August 26

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Dreams of Stanley Cup keep Bieksa going

    The Province "The 2011 Stanley Cup Final haunts many Vancouver Canucks fans. It gnaws at players, too, if Kevin Bieksa is any indication. Sitting in a dressing room in the Richmond Ice Centre after a training session last week with skills coach Derek Popke, former Vancouver rearguard Bieksa, 35, talked about..." August 22

  • Ryan Getzlaf ready to 'ramp it up' at World Cup

    NHL.com "Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has had a difficult time silencing his critics the past few seasons. Two of them laid into Getzlaf on Tuesday when he took batting practice across the street from Honda Center at Angel Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. "Daddy, you said you..." August 20

  • Sweden tabs Rakell to replace Steen at World Cup

    The Score "Rickard Rakell of the Anaheim Ducks has been selected to replace injured St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen on Sweden's World Cup roster. The unsigned restricted free agent recorded 20 goals and 23 assists in 72 games for the Ducks in 2015-16, a sign of things to come, according to the..." August 19

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Anaheim Signs Antoine Vermette

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have added some depth to their bottom six, announcing that they have inked Antoine Vermette to a two year contract. TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie reports the deal carries a cap hit of $1.75MM. Vermette was bought out of the final year of his contract by Arizona earlier this month..." August 15

  • Ducks, Lightning model expansion teams for Las Vegas

    The Score "Few teams have navigated the NHL expansion waters like the Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning. Winning is crucial in non-traditional markets, and the Ducks and Lightning have done just that, capturing Stanley Cups and establishing winning cultures. Today, both franchises are seen as..." August 14

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Rugged Winger Boll Excited to Start Anew in Anaheim

    NHL.com "In a summer already packed with wedding planning, the last thing on Jared Boll’s mind was a potential foray into free agency. A member of the Columbus Blue Jackets for almost a decade, the rugged right wing was blindsided when the team decided to place him on waivers and buy out the remaining..." August 08

  • Ducks sign WHL Kamloops standout Sideroff to ELC

    Pro Hockey Talk "Deven Sideroff, the 85th overall pick at the 2015 draft, has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Anaheim Ducks, per TVA. The deal reportedly carries a $620,000 average annual value at the NHL level. Sideroff, 19, scored the contract after a good campaign with WHL Kamloops, finishing..." August 05

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Is Rickard Rakell worth $4M per season to the Ducks?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks have two significant restricted free agents they still need to take care of, and Hampus Lindholm is easily the most important name to cross off the list. (Seriously, the analytics community pegs him as a budding star, so the Ducks should probably lock him up for as long and..." July 31

  • Rickard Rakell's agent: 'I think we will find common ground' on contract talks with Ducks

    Orange County Register "An offseason that has been much quieter than imagined for the Ducks still contains two important loose ends to be sewn up but the needle and thread appear to be at work on one. Rickard Rakell is one of the two critical restricted free agents the Ducks must re-sign and his agent sent a promising..." July 29

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Genève-Servette HC has reportedly found their third import player in Mike Santorelli

    Swiss Hockey News "According to Yes FM's Patrick Andrey, Genève-Servette HC has found their third import player in NHL forward Mike Santorelli. The Canadian played for the Anaheim Ducks this past season." July 26

  • Ducks sign forward Stefan Noesen to 1-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed forward Stefan Noesen to a one-year contract. Noesen will earn $600,000 at the National Hockey League level, according to generalfanager.com. Noesen has skated in two games with the Ducks over the past two seasons. The 23-year-old totalled 10 goals and 32..." July 23

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Bernier had no idea trade was coming, happy to land with Ducks

    The Score "Jonathan Bernier is looking forward to taking flight with the Anaheim Ducks. Traded Friday by the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2017 conditional draft pick, the 28-year-old goalie did not expect to be on the move, but appears quite pleased about his destination. "I had no idea there was a trade..." July 09

  • Maple Leafs trade Jonathan Bernier to Anaheim Ducks for conditional pick

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired a conditional pick from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for goaltender Jonathan Bernier. Bernier, 27, played in 38 games (36 starts) for Toronto during the 2015-16 season, posting a 12-21-3..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Ducks Sign Jeff Schultz To Two-Way Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, veteran defenseman Jeff Schultz will try to break back into the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks in 2016-17. The free agent has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the club. From 2007-2012, Schultz was a mainstay on the Washington Capitals’ back-end, suiting up in..." July 05

  • Jared Boll Signs Two-Year Deal With Anaheim

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Jared Boll is off to the west coast, as according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Anaheim Ducks are the free agent forward’s likely landing spot. Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register confirmed the signing and gives us the financial details: Boll will receive a two-year..." July 05

  • Mason Raymond Presents Terrific Value For Anaheim Ducks

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks signed 30-year old left winger Mason Raymond to a one-year, $675,000 contract Monday evening, marking their first notable signing of free agency. General manager Bob Murray effectively sat out the free-for-all that took place on July 1st, making Anaheim the only team not to..." July 05

  • Defenceman Nate Guenin signs two-way deal with Anaheim

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenceman Nate Guenin to a one-year, two-way contract. According to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, the deal comes with an NHL salary of $600,000 and an AHL salary of $250,000." July 03

  • Despite needs, Ducks are the only team sitting on the sidelines as NHL free agency gets underway

    Orange County Register "It was a day of distinction for the Ducks when it came to the 2016 grand opening of NHL free agency. They did nothing. The only team across the league that made no moves at all. None. Nada. Zilch. If it was a head-scratching Friday for fans of a team that still harbors its own championship..." July 02

  • Blues looking to bring back Perron

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues might take a second chance on one of their former first-round picks. The club is looking to bring back forward David Perron, according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. " July 01

  • Bruins sign Liles, Khudobin

    The Score "The Boston Bruins are keeping one of their trade-deadline acquisitions, and bringing back a former backup goaltender. Defenseman John-Michael Liles has signed a one-year contract worth $2 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Bruins have also signed goalie Anton Khudobin..." July 01

  • Jamie McGinn signs 3-year with Coyotes worth a reported $10M

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Jamie McGinn to a three-year, $10-million contract, the club announced. The deal is worth $10 million, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie." July 01

  • David Perron signs with St. Louis Blues for two years, $7.5 million

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues have signed free agent forward David Perron to a two-year deal worth $7.5 million. The cap hit will be $3.75 million per season." July 01

  • Minnesota Wild Sign Chris Stewart

    The Hockey Writers "The Minnesota Wild are reportedly bringing back winger Chris Stewart. The physical winger played under Bruce Boudreau with the Anaheim Ducks, and before signing with the Ducks had been a trade deadline acquisition for the Minnesota Wild. The deal is reported to carry a $1.15 million AAV over..." July 01

  • Ducks' Fowler surprised he wasn't traded at NHL Draft

    The Score "Cam Fowler was fully expecting to be on the move. The Anaheim Ducks defenseman was reportedly in play on the trade market at the NHL Draft, and, having been well aware of the speculation, had been preparing himself mentally for a call saying he had indeed been moved. "I've heard (trade..." June 29

  • Montreal Canadiens targeting David Perron

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "One of the names which has often been hopefully tied to the Canadiens is David Perron. He spent the first six years of his career with the St. Louis Blues, and has since been traded three times. First to the Edmonton Oilers, then the Pittsburgh Penguins, and finally the Anaheim Ducks. Perron is..." June 29

  • Ducks' Brandon Pirri did not receive qualifying offer

    The Score "20-goal scorers aren't always easy to come by, and the Anaheim Ducks may be letting one go for nothing. Brandon Pirri was among five restricted free agents who did not receive qualifying offers from the Ducks on Monday. The 25-year-old recorded five points in nine games after being acquired for..." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Draft's second day sees Ducks continue to load up on forwards

    Orange County Register "Stocking up a system that started to run low on impact forward prospects, the Ducks finished off their work at the NHL draft Saturday by taking three more out of their four remaining picks. After taking winger Max Jones and center Sam Steel in the first round Friday night, the Ducks didn't have..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Ducks Sgarbossa, Cramarossa and O’Brien to One-Year Contract Extensions

    NHL.com "The Ducks have signed forwards Michael Sgarbossa and Joseph Cramarossa, and defenseman Andrew O'Brien to one-year contract extensions through the 2016-17 season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deals were disclosed. Sgarbossa, 23 (7/25/92), has earned one assist (0-1=1) with 14..." June 24

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Ducks could trade Fowler, Habs among most interested

    The Score "Cam Fowler is reportedly a hot commodity. Trade tralks involving the Anaheim Ducks defenseman are heating up to the point that he could be dealt before the draft Friday night, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports via TSN's Bob McKenzie. McKenzie adds that the Buffalo Sabres are among several teams..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

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