According to Bob Murray about the players he signed, “We needed to get faster, so the primarily goal was to add some speed up front with some depth signings. We also wanted a veteran defenseman with NHL experience and strong leadership traits [Schenn]. We did inquire about ‘big names’ on the market over the last week, but found the prices extremely high. We will continue to look to improve our team in other areas.”
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The Ducks signed 28 year old Luke Schenn. He has signed a 1 year contract for this season with the Ducks. He has played 708 career NHL games. The Saskatchewan native has played for Canada at 4 World Championship and won gold medal in the 2008 Junior World Champioship. He has played for Los Angeles Kings, Arizona Coyotes, and Phildelphia Flyers to name a few… he was drafted by Toronto in 2008.
The Ducks signed 30 year old Brian Gibbons a United States native. He has signed a 1 year contract for this season with the Ducks. He has played 125 career NHL games. He has played for the New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played for Team USA at the 2018 World Championship.
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The Ducks signed the 6 foot 2, 2000 pound 29 year old forward Carter Rowney an Alberta Canada native. He has signed 3 year contract with the Ducks, Rowney will be with the Ducks through the 2020-21 season. Rowney was on the Penguins when they won the Stanley Cup back in 2017, he has appeared in 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
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The Ducks have signed 27 year old Anton Rodin a Sweden native. He has signed just for this season with the Ducks. He has some NHL experience, he played 3 NHL games for the Vancouver Canucks. He has split time in the American Hockey League and the Swiss National League. He was “named the Swedish Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player in 2015-16 and helped Team Sweden to bronze at the 2010 World Junior Championship
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The Ducks signed the 5-11, 200 pound center Ben Street 31 year old British Columbia native. He has signed for this season with the Anaheim Ducks. He has played in 35 NHL career games. He played for the Calgary Flames. He has played in 428 AHL career games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Abbotsford, Lake Erie, San Antonio and Grand Rapids. He helped Grand Rapids to a Calder Cup Championship in 2017.
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The Ducks signed 6-6, 220 pound goaltender Jared Coreau a 26 year old an Ontario Canada native. He has signed a one-year two-way contract for this season. He has played in 21 NHL career games with the Detroit Red Wings and 148 AHL career games with the Grand Rapids. He has a 85-48-13 record with 13 shutouts in his career.
Blog post coming up next… Ducks retire Scott Niedermayer and Paul Kariya jerseys
This season marks the 25th Anniversary of the Anaheim Ducks franchise. It is going to be a season filled with many surprises and who knows maybe one of those many surprises might be going far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!!!!
LET’S GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Source: Anaheim Ducks- “Ducks Sign Six in Free Agency, Including Schenn”
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