Ducks Rumors & News

  • Oilers take command of series with another win in Anaheim

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Edmonton Oilers are coming of age with every passing game they play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite being outplayed throughout by a favored opponent, they found a way to take a commanding lead in their series against the Anaheim Ducks by riding a stellar goaltending..." April 29

  • Ducks say they’ve allowed Draisaitl too much freedom, too much fun

    Pro Hockey Talk "Given the nicknames bestowed on Leon Drasaitl recently — the German Gretzky, Certified Duck Killer — it’s safe to assume the big Oilers forward is having a pretty good time. That’s something Anaheim wants to put to an end, starting tonight. “He’s a power forward and we’re allowing him too..." April 28

  • No Bieksa for Anaheim tonight, but Vatanen could return

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ducks will be without their most veteran skater on Friday as they look to even up their series with Edmonton. Kevin Bieksa, who exited Game 1 with a lower-body injury following a collision with fellow d-man Shea Theodore, has been ruled out for tonight’s Game 2. It marks the first tilt the..." April 28

  • Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano named Mark Messier Leadership Award finalists

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the NHL announced on Thursday. The award is presented “to the player who exemplifies great..." April 28

  • Larsson, Letestu power Oilers past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Getting an unexpected jolt of offense from one of their less-heralded players, the Edmonton Oilers used a four-goal third period to claim an important playoff road victory. Adam Larsson, who had only four goals in 79 regular-season games, scored twice Wednesday, and Mark..." April 27

  • Anderson, Cogliano, Ryan named Bill Masterton Trophy finalists "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan were named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Monday. The award is given to the player who exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and..." April 25

  • Gibson helps Ducks sweep Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Anaheim Ducks got the quick start they wanted against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Patrick Eaves and Nate Thompson scored early goals and the Ducks hung on for a 3-1 victory over the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome to sweep their way into the second round of..." April 20

  • Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Won't play in Game 4

    CBS Sports "Vatanen (upper body) will sit out Game 4 against the Flames on Wednesday. Anaheim managed to win the first three games against Calgary's hockey club in this quarterfinal round -- including the last two without Vatanen -- albeit by a one-goal margin in each contest. The Finn is a fine two-way..." April 19

  • Ducks grab 3-0 series lead on Perry's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Playing in his 100th NHL playoff game, Corey Perry had belief that the Anaheim Ducks could battle back from a three-goal deficit against the Calgary Flames. "You never say never," said Perry, who scored at 1:30 of overtime to lead the Ducks to a 5-4 win over the Flames on..." April 18

  • Anaheim Ducks ink Giovanni Fiore to entry level deal

    Fanrag Sports "It was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon, via an official Tweet from the Anaheim Ducks themselves, that Quebec-born winger Giovanni Fiore has inked a three year entry-level deal with the Pacific Division club. A native of Laval, Quebec, Fiore has spent his entire major junior career skating in the..." April 18

  • Ducks finding success in tapping into deep well of defense

    Orange County Register "The very reason why Ducks general manger Bob Murray goes into overload mode when it comes to having NHL-level defensemen is playing itself out in real time. Already faced with losing bedrock Cam Fowler for possibly the entire first round, the Ducks saw Saturday morning that Sami Vatanen would..." April 17

  • Fowler resumes skating, doesn’t want to talk Giordano hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Already up 2-0 in their series against the Flames, the Ducks had another positive development ahead of Monday’s Game 3. Cam Fowler, who’s been sidelined with a knee injury following a hit from Calgary captain Mark Giordano, resumed skating and met with the media this afternoon. Fowler hasn’t..." April 17

  • Getzlaf gives Ducks 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With the help of a fortunate bounce, Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf again captained his team to a victory over the visiting Calgary Flames, scoring the game-winning goal late in the third period to lift the Ducks to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night. Anaheim took a 2-0 lead in..." April 16

  • Ducks take advantage of Flames' mistakes in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Everything was going smoothly for the Calgary Flames in a building that previously caused them so much torment in recent seasons. Then a poorly executed line change allowed the Anaheim Ducks to seize momentum and ultimately hold on for a 3-2 victory on Thursday at Honda..." April 14

  • Ducks' Fowler improving 'rapidly,' could skate within week

    CBS Sports "Fowler (knee) is expected to start skating as early as next week. This news effectively rules Fowler out for at least the Ducks' opening-round series if not beyond. The 25-year-old was a vital piece of the Anaheim blue line as he averaged nearly 25 minutes of ice time per game and racked up 39..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Ducks tip Kings, claim 5th straight division title

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A 22-year-old defenseman who spent most of the season shuttling between the NHL and AHL enabled the Anaheim Ducks to win the Pacific Division championship on Sunday night. Shea Theodore scored 53 seconds into overtime to give the Ducks their fifth successive division title..." April 10

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Ducks' Gibson stellar in shutout of Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Goaltender John Gibson used one of his best performances of the season to draw the Anaheim Ducks closer to their fifth straight Pacific Division title. Gibson stopped 37 shots to earn his sixth shutout of the season in the Ducks' 4-0 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks on..." April 07

  • Ducks' Ritchie suspended 2 games for roughing

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie has been suspended two games for roughing Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Michal Rozsival, the NHL department of player safety announced Friday. Ritchie was assessed a match penalty in Thursday’s game for sucker-punching Rozsival. " April 07

  • Ducks GM rips Giordano for knee-on-knee hit: 'He's done this before'

    Calgary Herald "Tempers flared Tuesday between the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks. Apparently, the dust hasn’t settled just yet. The Ducks revealed Thursday defenceman Cam Fowler will be out anywhere from two-to-six weeks with a sprained knee, the result of a collision with Flames captain Mark Giordano,..." April 07

  • Ducks’ Ritchie to have hearing for sucker punch on Blackhawks’ Rozsival

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nick Ritchie will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Players Safety for his sucker punch on ‘Hawks defenseman Michal Rozsival. With 14 minutes left in the third period of last’s night game, Ritchie and Rozsival got into a bit of a tussle. Ritchie threw his gloves off right away and..." April 07

  • Cam Fowler to miss 'anywhere between 2-6 weeks' after knee-on-knee "Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler will miss the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a lower-body injury, general manager Bob Murray said Thursday. Fowler will be out at least two weeks but could be sidelined for as long as six weeks. "I think we caught a little bit of a break, but we'll..." April 07

  • Ducks hand Flames 25th straight loss in Anaheim

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A victory that enabled the Anaheim Ducks to retain control of first place in the Pacific Division might have cost them an All-Star defenseman. Kevin Bieksa scored his first goal in 3 1/2 months to give the Ducks a lead they would not relinquish as they rallied for a 3-1..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • Shaw goal lifts Ducks past Flames, into sole Pacific lead

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Anaheim Ducks regrouped on Sunday, and they head home to close out the season on a high note. Logan Shaw's third goal of the season with 3:06 remaining lifted the Ducks to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames. The Ducks were coming off overtime losses in their previous..." April 03

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Oilers beat Ducks on Draisaitl's overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Ryan Getzlaf blew a tire and the Edmonton Oilers capitalized. The Anaheim Ducks captain fell down and coughed up the puck in overtime, giving Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl a two-on-one break. Draisaitl converted a perfect pass from McDavid at 1:26, and the Oilers..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Ducks sign Michigan Tech goalie Angus Redmond

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s almost a meme at this point that the Anaheim Ducks seem to have annual goalie controversies … but really, it’s a testament to their willingness to keep looking for value in a league where many teams settle on one guy through thick and thin. With that in mind, perhaps Michigan Tech goalie..." April 01

  • Jets rally from two down to beat Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- For one night, at least, the Duck dynasty was put on hiatus. Dustin Byfuglien tied the game with 12 seconds left in regulation and set up Mark Scheifele for the overtime winner as the Winnipeg Jets rallied from two goals down to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Thursday night..." March 31

  • Wait, is there another goalie controversy in Anaheim?

    Orange County Register "The playoffs are less than two weeks away and it wouldn’t be a proper spring without a question over who the Ducks will have in their goal when it is time to play Game 1. Bruce Boudreau had a clear-cut choice – Jonas Hiller in 2013 and Frederik Andersen in 2015 – in two of his four postseasons..." March 31

  • Ducks dump Canucks, seal playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Anaheim Ducks managed to clinch a playoff spot without injured captain Ryan Getzlaf on Tuesday night. Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves scored the decisive goals in the game's first 1:37 as the Ducks cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on..." March 29

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Ducks beat Rangers, move to top of Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With two weeks left in the regular season, the Anaheim Ducks took sole ownership of first place in the Pacific Division for the first time in two months. Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Eaves scored two minutes apart early in the third period to give the Ducks 6-3 win over the..." March 27

  • Anaheim Ducks are flying high atop the Pacific Division, but eyeing a bigger prize in playoffs

    ESPN "It took six months, but who's counting? The Anaheim Ducks have finally taken over sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division -- though that mantle might change, an a daily basis, with four teams still bunched within a few points and almost two weeks left to go in the regular..." March 27

  • Nikita Kucherov leads 3 Stars of the Week "Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 26. FIRST STAR - NIKITA KUCHEROV, RW, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Kucherov posted 5-2-7 in three games,..." March 27

  • Ducks tied atop division with win over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With eight games left, the Anaheim Ducks and the NHL's defending Western Conference champions share first place in the Pacific Division. Andrew Cogliano's game-winning goal not only gave the Ducks a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night at the Honda Center...." March 25

  • Ducks send Stoner to AHL on conditioning loan

    Pro Hockey Talk "Clayton Stoner is going to play some hockey again. The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the 32-year-old defenseman has been assigned to AHL San Diego on a long-term injury conditioning loan. Stoner has not played since Nov. 15. He had abdominal surgery in December, at which point the Ducks..." March 24

  • Ducks say they're not concerned with a division title

    Orange County Register "Winning another division title is again in play for the Ducks with just three weekends remaining in the regular season. And it does not matter to them. Or does it? The Ducks pulled back within two points of first-place San Jose in the battle for the Pacific with their win Wednesday over..." March 24

  • Ducks defeat Oilers, snap tie for second in Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With nine games left, the Anaheim Ducks plan not to relinquish easily the Pacific Division championship they won the past four seasons. Josh Manson and Rickard Rakell scored in the second period as the Ducks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Career back on track, Bernier hopes he can re-sign in Anaheim

    L.A. Daily News "On a disastrous early December night in Calgary, Jonathan Bernier not only gave up the most goals he’s ever allowed in an NHL game but gave his detractors further ammunition when it came to debating his merits as a netminder in the league. Eight goals against – on only 25 shots from the Flames..." March 22