Ducks Rumors & News

  • Ducks top Canucks for third straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Andrew Cogliano understands what it's like to be small in a big man's game. So Cogliano knows what he's talking about when he says Anaheim Ducks rookie Ondrej Kase has a bright future ahead of him. Kase scored the first NHL goal, and Cogliano picked up..." December 02

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Gibson guides Ducks past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- On a night in which fans received his bobbleheaded likeness, goalie John Gibson played the pivotal role as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the NHL's leading team. Gibson tied a career high with 39 saves while leading the Ducks to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday..." November 30

  • Ducks halt three-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks ended a very busy week on a sour note on Saturday. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf snapped an 18-game goal-less drought as Anaheim beat San Jose 3-2 Saturday night at sold-out SAP Center. "This is a big win for us," Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano said. "We..." November 27

  • Ducks Reassign Theodore, Wagner to San Diego

    NHL.com "The Ducks have reassigned defenseman Shea Theodore and center Chris Wagner to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Theodore, 21 (8/3/95), has collected one assist (0-1=1) with six penalty minutes (PIM) in eight appearances with..." November 27

  • Getzlaf, Perry take the blame for Ducks’ scoring woes

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often unfair to look at player’s goal stats alone when his team is struggling, especially if that player is still generating assists. That’s probably a fair assessment of Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry so far in 2016-17, but the Ducks’ captain admits that he’s not finding the net often..." November 26

  • Kane, Blackhawks send Ducks to third straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Without their captain and one of their best all-around players, the Chicago Blackhawks registered perhaps their best performance of their longest road trip of the season. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist to lead the Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Isles outlast Ducks in marathon shootout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The New York Islanders had to survive their opponents' late rally, a barrage of shots in overtime and the longest shootout in team history to earn a rare victory. Nick Leddy scored in the 14th shootout round to give the Islanders a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained

    NHL.com "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Carter nets pair to lift Kings past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif -- Jeff Carter helped the Los Angeles Kings turn the race for first place in the Pacific Division into something extremely familiar to locals, a rush-hour traffic jam. Carter scored two power-play goals within 1:14 in the second period to give the Kings a 3-2 win over the..." November 21

  • Ducks commit to their youngest, most talented legs for top two defense pairings

    Orange County Register "Delayed, yes, but not deterred. Now that Hampus Lindholm is up to speed and firmly in the fold, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle is making the dream scenario of his defense corps a reality. In his team’s 4-1 home win over Edmonton on Tuesday, Carlyle let it be known his top two pairings will be left..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Kesler's late goal difference in Ducks' win vs. Devils

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- By matching his career high for goals during November, Ryan Kesler put the Anaheim Ducks into first place in the Pacific Division on Thursday night. Kesler scored with 3:40 to play as the Ducks rallied for a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils at the Honda Center. "I..." November 18

  • Gibson, Ducks shut down Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After disparate starts, the surging Anaheim Ducks and the struggling Edmonton Oilers are tied atop the Pacific Division. John Gibson made a season-high 33 saves and Ryan Kesler scored his team-leading seventh goal in the Ducks' 4-1 win over the Oilers on Tuesday night in..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Ducks waive Wagner — again

    Orange County Register "High jersey numbers often fall into two categories for NHL players. The superstars, the generational talents get them if they want them. Sidney Crosby gets 87 on his first day. Connor McDavid can have 97. Most other prospects trying to break through are simply issued them. For Ducks forward..." November 14

  • Rinne carries Predators to shutout win over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Playing their first extended homestand of the season, the Nashville Predators appear to have found the consistency and results that largely eluded them in the first 10 games. James Neal scored twice, Pekka Rinne registered his 41st career shutout and Nashville wrapped up..." November 13

  • Silfverberg, Kesler leads Ducks over 'Canes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ryan Getzlaf admits he's not much of a stats guy, but the Anaheim Duck captain was alerted he was closing in on the franchise's all-time assist record in a text from former teammate and record holder Teemu Selanne two weeks ago. Getzlaf's 532nd assist with the Ducks likely..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Werenski, Jackets top Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski scored 1:21 into overtime, the first game-winning goal of his career, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Wednesday at Nationwide Arena. Werenski converted Alex Wennberg's backhand pass into the slot. He had two shots on..." November 09

  • Lindholm to make season debut for Ducks tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Hampus Lindholm is back. After ending his contract squabble — with a six-year, $31.5 million extension — securing his work visa and taking part in a practice, Lindholm is ready to make his season debut tonight when the Ducks take on the Blue Jackets in Columbus. Following yesterday’s skate,..." November 09

  • Getzlaf, Ducks enjoy record night vs. Flames

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ryan Getzlaf made personal history while his Anaheim Ducks established an NHL record for dominating an opponent at home Sunday night. Ryan Kesler scored two power-play goals, and Getzlaf and Corey Perry each added three assists to lead the Ducks to a 4-1 win over the..." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Rakell, Ducks dump Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After just three games, Rickard Rakell is back in his role as a key member of the Anaheim Ducks' offense. Rakell had two goals and an assist to lead the Ducks to a 5-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night at the Honda Center. The 23-year-old Swede, who had..." November 05

  • Penguins easily dispatch Ducks, 5-1

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After just 10 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be hitting their stride. Kris Letang had a goal and an assist in his first game in two weeks as the Penguins routed the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Wednesday night in front of 15,543 at Honda Center. Evgeni Malkin..." November 03

  • Rakell leads Ducks past Kings in return to lineup

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Rickard Rakell knows how to make an entrance. Rakell scored a goal and recorded two assists in his season debut as the Anaheim Ducks crushed the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in a testy affair Tuesday night at Staples Center. "I was hoping to do that and happy that I did, but..." November 02

  • Ducks place Raymond on unconditional waivers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looks like Mason Raymond’s time with Anaheim is over. On Wednesday, the Ducks played Raymond on unconditional waivers, per TSN — a mechanism that usually leads to the mutual termination of a contract. Raymond, 31, was acquired by the Ducks this offseason on a one-year, $675,000 deal. The..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Ducks' John Gibson adjusting to getting bumped on the job

    Orange County Register "In John Gibson’s mind, enough was enough. The Columbus Blue Jackets seemed to come with a mandate of spending Friday night in his crease and the Ducks had trouble keeping them out. Nick Foligno was first and foremost among them. A huge scrum occurred after Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa..." October 30

  • Welcome Lindholm: Ducks send Theodore, Etem to AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks finally hammered out a (sweet) deal with Hampus Lindholm, so now it comes down to some housekeeping. Specifically, it means sending some fairly useful players with significant pedigrees down to the AHL on Thursday. The team announced that both Shea Theodore and Emerson Etem..." October 28

  • Which defenceman should the Anaheim Ducks trade?

    Sportsnet "Finally Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim’s best and most important defenceman, is under contract and will return to the team in short order. Adding him back to the lineup is vitally important to turning around a slow start, but he won’t solve all the team’s problems. The Ducks are still lacking up front..." October 28

  • Ducks' special teams dominant vs. Predators

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks accomplished something Wednesday night they hadn't done in 23 years of existence Anaheim scored three power-play goals and two short-handed in the same game for the first time in club history, more than enough to dispose of the visiting Nashville..." October 27

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • Hampus Lindholm, Ducks Agree To 6-Year, $31.5 Million Contract

    NESN "The Anaheim Ducks finally will have No. 1 defenseman Hampus Lindholm back in the lineup. Lindholm, 22, has not played yet this season because he had been unsigned as a restricted free agent coming off his entry-level contract. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Thursday morning the two sides have..." October 27

  • Vlasic goal gives Sharks OT victory over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic made like a 50-goal scorer in overtime Tuesday. San Jose's veteran, better known on the blue line as a shutdown defender, flashed his offensive side with a breakaway goal 1:24 into sudden death to give the hosts a 2-1 win over the..." October 26

  • Ducks put Despres on long-term injured reserve

    Pro Hockey Talk "Simon Despres has played only once this season, back on Oct. 13, due to injury. It now appears the Anaheim Ducks don’t see the 25-year-old defenseman returning to their lineup any time soon. On Sunday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Twitter that the Ducks placed Despres, who carries an..." October 24

  • Trade rumours swirl as Ducks try to sign Lindholm

    Sportsnet "What do you want first, Anaheim Ducks fans: the good news or the bad news? The good news: General manager Bob Murray has freed up more precious salary cap space, which he will need in order to sign restricted free agent Hampus Lindholm. More good news: The Ducks, who dropped their first four..." October 24

  • Shea Theodore is in with Ducks, Jacob Larsson off to AHL

    Orange County Register "To take on the NHL’s most surprising team two weeks into the season, the Ducks will have a surprise of their own as they finally play in front of the home fans tonight. Nothing the Ducks did Saturday will be on the level of putting Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on different lines, but there will..." October 23

  • Ducks slip past Canucks with two late goals

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As the Anaheim Ducks reverse their early skid, the Vancouver Canucks are struggling to maintain their initial success. Nick Ritchie and Corey Perry scored late in the third period to give Anaheim a 4-2 win over the Canucks on Sunday night in front of a sellout crowd of..." October 23

  • Kings could look at Ducks’ Jonathan Bernier for goaltending help

    Sportsnet "Could the Los Angeles Kings turn to a rival to fill a hole in their crease? The Kings received some bad news on Saturday, when goaltender Jeff Zatkoff went down at Saturday’s morning skate with a groin injury. Los Angeles was already believed to be in the market for a netminder after..." October 23

  • Aaron Ekblad contract ‘set the bar way too high’ for defencemen

    Sportsnet "The statuses of defencemen Jacob Trouba (RFA demanding a trade) and Hampus Lindholm (RFA) were again a topic of conversation on Saturday’s Headlines segment during Hockey Night in Canada. “Well Lindholm I’m still hearing they can’t close the gap and what remains the issue is Anaheim wants him..." October 23