Ducks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Randy Carlyle interviewing for Ducks coaching job, could return to Anaheim

    The Hockey News "On June 6, Randy Carlyle will officially be exactly 17 months removed from his last coaching job, when he patrolled the bench for the Toronto Maple Leafs. But Carlyle’s absence from an NHL bench might not last much longer as he’s reportedly in the running to take over a job that was once his half..." June 01

  • Report: Carlyle, Ducks expected to meet about head coaching vacancy

    TSN "Randy Carlyle is expected to meet with the Anaheim Ducks in regards to their vacant head coaching job, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Carlyle, 60, last coached the Toronto Maple Leafs over four seasons from 2011 to 2015. He was fired on January 6, 2015. Before Toronto,..." May 31

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg, Kings' Marian Gaborik and Jake Muzzin make World Cup teams

    Orange County Register "Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg and Kings winger Marian Gaborik and defenseman Jake Muzzin were named to their respective nation’s teams for the World Cup of Hockey this fall. Silfverberg made Sweden’s final 23-man roster, becoming the sixth Ducks player to be included in the tournament...." May 28

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Perry earns Triple Gold status with Canada's triumph at worlds

    The Score "Corey Perry became the 27th member of the Triple Gold Club on Sunday as Canada defended its title at the World Championship with a 2-0 win over Finland. It was the Canadian captain's third attempt at joining the exclusive club, which recognizes those who win the Stanley Cup, Olympic gold, and a..." May 23

  • Ducks Sign D Larsson to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

    NHL.com "The Ducks have signed defenseman Jacob Larsson to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Larsson, 19 (4/29/97), made his North American debut with the San Diego Gulls in Game 2 of the American Hockey League (AHL) Pacific Division..." May 20

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Ducks get Sens’ permission to interview Richardson

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another candidate has emerged in Anaheim’s search for Bruce Boudreau’s replacement: Luke Richardson. Richardson, the longtime NHLer that’s spent the last four years as the coach of Ottawa’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton, will reportedly interview for the gig after the Ducks received permission..." May 13

  • Report: Ducks get permission to interview Yeo

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anaheim has reportedly gained permission to speak with ex-Wild bench boss Mike Yeo, per the Minnesota Star-Tribune. Yeo, fired in mid-February after four-and-a-half seasons on the job in Minnesota, has been a relatively warm commodity recently as the coaching carousel continues to spin. He’d..." May 10

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Ducks interested in Travis Green for vacant head coaching job

    Pro Hockey Talk "Travis Green seems to be gaining increased attention for available head coaching jobs in the NHL, and the Anaheim Ducks, who fired Bruce Boudreau after a first-round playoff loss, are reportedly interested. That’s according to a report from Elliotte Friedman during Thursday’s broadcast of Game..." May 06

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Corey Perry to captain Canada at world hockey championship

    Toronto Sun "Two-time Olympic gold medallist Corey Perry has been named the captain of the Canadian men's hockey team at the IIHF World Championship. Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O'Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres will be the Anaheim forward's assistants. Duchene and O'Reilly helped Canada..." May 05

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