Ducks Rumors & News

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • A healthy Simon Despres looking for a fresh start with Ducks

    Orange County Register "Simon Despres simply wasn’t right. It looked that way when he was playing and, in his own words, it definitely felt that way. When the Ducks were leaving the Honda Center ice after a Game 7 loss to Nashville, Despres was left with a costly misplay on an early Predators goal that was the capper..." September 25

  • David Jones is attending the Anaheim Ducks' training camp on a tryout basis

    CBS Sports "Jones signed a professional tryout agreement with Anaheim for training camp, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports." September 23

  • David Booth receives PTO from Ducks

    Today's Slapshot "A former goal-scorer for the Florida Panthers in the late 2000s, David Booth spent last season playing in the Kontinental Hockey League. However, he played in the NHL as recently as 2015, and the Anaheim Ducks are giving him a professional tryout opportunity in training camp. This will be the..." September 21

  • Ducks center Rickard Rakell has surgery, status for training camp uncertain

    Orange County Register "Rickard Rakell underwent surgery late this week to fix issues related to his appendectomy last spring, putting the young Ducks forward out of action for at least two weeks. The Ducks confirmed reports out of Rakell's native Sweden that Rakell had to have surgery to remove scar tissue coming out..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Horcoff to join Red Wings in player development role

    Pro Hockey Talk "After 1,008 games in the NHL, Shawn Horcoff appears headed for retirement. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the 37-year-old will join the Detroit Red Wings in a player-development role. Horcoff, a Michigan State product who makes his home today in Michigan, was drafted 99th overall..." September 16

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Blues' Berglund replaces Ducks' Rakell on Sweden's roster

    CBS Sports "Sweden has had to make a lot of alterations to its roster ahead of the World Cup of Hockey already, but now it has to replace one of its replacement players. Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell, who originally replaced Alexander Steen on the World Cup roster, has been hospitalized with an..." September 12

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Maple Leafs' Andersen out 3-4 weeks, will miss World Cup

    Sportsnet "New Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen will be out the next three-to-four weeks and miss the World Cup of Hockey. Andersen was one of three goalies — along with Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss — on Team Europe for the upcoming World Cup. However, he was forced to leave an Olympic..." September 05

  • Ducks’ Perry added to Team Canada for World Cup of Hockey

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has been added to Team Canada for the World Cup of Hockey. Perry replaces injured Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter. Carter’s availability for the tournament was ruled out Friday following reports he had suffered a lower-body injury." September 02

  • Maple Leafs' Andersen hurt during Olympic qualifier

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen left an Olympic qualifier for Denmark with an apparent injury. According to a report from Aivis Kalnins, Andersen was down on the ice for a couple of minutes before being pulled after a teammate crashed into him in Denmark's 3-0 loss to Slovenia." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • 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

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