Ducks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Frederik Andersen dealt to Toronto Maple Leafs

    Today's Slapshot "The Anaheim Ducks went on record as saying that they needed to deal one of their two goaltenders – John Gibson and Frederik Andersen – very soon. Now, they’ve done so. The Ducks confirmed on Monday afternoon that Andersen has been dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 30th overall pick in..." June 21

  • Ducks GM Murray says one of his goaltenders has ‘got to move’

    The Hockey News "As much as the stagnant salary cap has the possibility to effect rosters this off-season, the impending expansion draft is weighing just as heavily on roster decisions that will be made over the course of the off-season. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has already spoken about the potential expansion..." June 20

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Anaheim Ducks have massive headaches ahead

    Yahoo! Sports "As if hiring a coach who is demonstrably outmoded were not bad enough, the Anaheim Ducks' climb back up the mountain only gets steeper from here. Sami Vatanen signed a four-year, $19.5 million contract over the weekend, which is good because he's the kind of defenseman you simply cannot allow..." June 20

  • Ducks GM: Re-signing Vatanen small part of bigger offseason plan

    The Score "Re-signing defenseman Sami Vatanen could be the beginning of Bob Murray's offseason roster retooling. The Anaheim Ducks general manager took to Facebook for a live chat Saturday, naming a few big items on his summer to-do list. "We want to get a few more (draft) picks," Murray said. "This..." June 19

  • Ducks Sign Vatanen to Four-Year Contract Extension

    NHL.com "The Ducks have signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a four-year contract extension through the 2019-20 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen, 25 (6/3/91), has collected 29-69=98 points with a +25 rating and 78 penalty minutes (PIM) in 194 career NHL..." June 18

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Ilya Bryzgalov seeks NHL comeback with renewed passion at age 35

    CBS Sports "One of the most unique personalities to grace the NHL over the last decade is hoping he can get back in the game. Ilya Bryzgalov, who did not play anywhere during the 2015-16 season, revealed to NHLPA.com that he is looking to make a comeback. The soon-to-be 36-year-old netminder last suited up..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Ducks Name Carlyle Head Coach

    NHL.com "The Ducks have named Randy Carlyle head coach. Carlyle returns to Anaheim as the team’s all-time winningest head coach, earning a 273-182-61 record from 2005-11. He also won a club-record 36 playoff games during his Anaheim tenure, made two trips to the Conference Finals (2006 & 2007) and become..." June 14

  • Ducks' Nate Thompson suffers ruptured Achilles during workout

    The Score "Nate Thompson's offseason just got considerably longer. The Anaheim Ducks forward ruptured his Achilles during a workout session and is out indefinitely, Ducks general manager Bob Murray announced Tuesday. Murray said Anaheim "would be lucky" to have him back in the lineup before next..." June 14

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Randy Carlyle to be hired as Anaheim Ducks’ head coach

    Sportsnet "According to ESPN’s John Buccigross, candidates for the Anaheim Ducks‘ head coaching job are being told Randy Carlyle will be the organizations’ choice. Travis Green, Dale Hunter and Rick Bowness have reportedly been interviewed by the Ducks in recent weeks. If Carlyle is hired, he will..." June 14

  • Tampa Bay assistant coach Rick Bowness a rumored coaching candidate in Anaheim

    Raw Charge "It's Saturday, it's just a few days away from the official summer equinox, the Stanley Cup Finals are still at go as of this writing, but 28 NHL franchises are largely idle. Some have business to attend to such as Anaheim Ducks, who bounced head coach Bruce Boudreau after the conclusion of their..." June 12

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