Ducks Rumors & News

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Ducks Place Ondrej Kase On IR

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, the Anaheim Ducks are going to be without yet another key player for the time being. Stephens reports that the Ducks placed young forward Ondrej Kase on the injured reserve on Thursday. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, indicating that..." October 13

  • Canyon Fire 2 left many in Ducks organization scrambling

    Orange County Register "Preparation was never supposed to include evacuation. It was no ordinary game day for the Ducks, who were eventually present in mind and body for their 2-0 home loss to Calgary on Monday night. The hours leading up to puck drop had many within the organization scrambling to make other..." October 11

  • Flyers acquire Tokarski from Ducks

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations. Tokarski has been assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. The 28-year-old appeared in one game at the NHL level for the Ducks last..." October 09

  • Add Getzlaf to long list of Ducks injuries to start season "Center Ryan Getzlaf will miss the Anaheim Ducks season opener against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-A, NHL.TV) with a lower-body injury. Coach Randy Carlyle said Getzlaf, Anaheim's captain, did not take part in the morning skate and would not dress." October 05

  • Ducks ink Josh Manson to four-year extension, add two veterans to injured reserve

    Orange County Register "Missing bodies largely defined the Ducks’ training camp and that theme continues into the start of the season. They’ll at least have Josh Manson in their lineup now and throughout the foreseeable future. The Ducks locked up their most physical defenseman Wednesday, signing Manson to a four-year..." October 05

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • ‘No timeline whatsoever’ for return of Ducks forward Ryan Kesler

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler is out indefinitely as he continues to recover from off-season hip surgery. The Ducks hope the 33-year-old will be able to return before Christmas, but nothing is set in stone. “As of right now, there is no timeline whatsoever,” general manager Bob Murray..." September 16

  • Ducks remain a wounded group as training camp opens

    Orange County Register "The emotional pain endured by the Ducks to end last season has subsided, but the physical pain continues to linger as another one begins. A beaten-up bunch by the time their chase for a Stanley Cup ended with a Game 6 loss to Nashville in the Western Conference finals, the Ducks must deal with..." September 16

  • Ducks hope to get Kesler, Lindholm, Vatanen back before end of 2017

    Pro Hockey Talk "While it didn’t result in a Stanley Cup, the Anaheim Ducks were mostly successful in 2016-17, ending their run in the Western Conference Final. Pushing that deep into the playoffs sometimes come at a price, and it seems like the Ducks will limp* into at least the first few months of 2017-18...." September 15

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Beauchemin signs with Ducks, returns to Anaheim once again

    Sportsnet "Veteran defenceman Francois Beauchemin has signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks, TVA’s Renaud Lavoie is reporting. The deal is for $1 million, plus performance bonuses. Beauchemin, 37, had five goals and 18 points in 81 games with the Colorado Avalanche this past season. He was bought..." August 21

  • 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