Ducks Rumors & News

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Rakell's OT goal lifts Ducks over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks relied on their leading goal scorer to win in overtime for only the second time this season. Rickard Rakell scored a power-play goal 54 seconds into the extra session to give the Ducks a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Tuesday night at the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Berglund's OT goal helps Blues ground Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In winning two games within 24 hours against two of the Pacific Division's top teams, the St. Louis Blues might have rediscovered their identity. Patrik Berglund scored his second goal 51 seconds into overtime to give the Blues a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday..." January 16

  • Bernier, Ducks shut out Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If the Anaheim Ducks' New Year's resolution was simply to win games, they are staying remarkably true to their promise. Hampus Lindholm scored early in the first period, Nick Ritchie added an insurance goal and backup goalie Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves for his 13th..." January 15

  • Rakell, Perry lead Ducks past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Anaheim Ducks were rolling without Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry scoring. Both of them joined the fun against the reeling Colorado Avalanche. Rakell had a goal and an assist, Perry scored for the first time in 14 games, and Anaheim beat the Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday..." January 13

  • Silfverberg helps Ducks shut out Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Kesler and Andrew Cogliano have become much more than just a shutdown line for the Anaheim Ducks. They've emerged as the team's top scoring trio and a role model for younger teammates who are learning how to prepare and play in the NHL. They..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Leafs trade Jhonas Enroth to Ducks for pick

    Sportsnet "The maneuvering in the Toronto Maple Leafs crease knows few bounds. Or bed times. Jhonas Enroth has been dealt to the Anaheim Ducks in a trade announced just after 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning. It marked the third transaction in as many days for the Leafs involving a goaltender and netted..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Wild tip Ducks in Boudreau's return to Anaheim

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau was glad he completed his pregame preparations at the hotel prior to arriving at Honda Center on Sunday afternoon. That was because every two minutes, somebody was dropping by the visitor's locker room to say hello. Boudreau got..." January 09

  • Kase scores in OT to lift Ducks over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ondrej Kase was among the players who headed to the locker room in pain Friday night, but the Anaheim rookie didn't stay gone for long, returning to score in overtime and lift the Ducks to a 3-2 victory against visiting Arizona at Honda Center. "He's one of those guys that..." January 07

  • Ducks shut out Red Wings behind Gibson

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Detroit Red Wings thought the Anaheim Ducks got away with icing before a key goal Wednesday night. The Ducks thought it was just another example of their aggressive forecheck paying dividends. Either way, Nick Ritchie's first period goal went a long way in..." January 05

  • Is Anaheim readying to move a defenseman?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last week, we wrote about the latest good young d-man to debut for Anaheim — Brandon Montour, the 22-year-old that’s starred for AHL San Diego this year. Some thought Montour’s time with the Ducks would be brief, given his recall coincided with Sami Vatanen falling ill. But Vatanen is back, and..." January 05

  • Report: Ducks sign goalie Dustin Tokarski to one-year contract extension

    Orange County Register "The Ducks and goaltender Dustin Tokarski have reached agreement on a one-year contract extension worth $650,000, according to Renaud Lavoie of Montreal-based TVA Sports. Tokarski, 27, has been with the Ducks' AHL team in San Diego and is 9-6-1 with a 3.29 goals-against average and .889 save..." January 04

  • Getzlaf Day-To-Day With Lower-Body Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf will miss tonight’s game versus Detroit with a lower-body injury suffered Sunday against the Flyers, according to Eric Stephens via Twitter. Fortunately for Anaheim, it doesn’t appear as if they will be without their #1 pivot for long since the team considers..." January 04

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Gibson, Kesler lead Ducks to win vs. Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson skated to the bench early in the second period after allowing a game-tying third goal, he wasn't expecting to have the best game of his life. But he was sent back on the ice a few minutes later and ended up stopping 31 consecutive..." January 02

  • Ducks send Theodore to the minors — again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shea Theodore is back on his way to the American Hockey League. The Anaheim Ducks reportedly made the move Sunday, sending the 21-year-old defenseman and former first-round pick to San Diego, per Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register. So far this season, Theodore has been up and down..." January 01

  • Third-period surge carries Ducks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Jakob Silfverberg's split-second decision led to his third game-winning goal of the season as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday. Playing in his 300th NHL game, Silfverberg fired a shot into the top corner, past goalie Chad Johnson's blocker, at..." December 30

  • Ducks say Stoner out 4-6 weeks following abdominal surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anaheim blueliner Clayton Stoner, who’s already missed significant time to injury this season, will be out another 4-6 weeks after undergoing abdominal surgery, the club announced yesterday. Per the O.C. Register, Stoner had the procedure on Dec. 21 in Philadelphia. As mentioned, he’d already..." December 29

  • Burns' goal lifts Sharks past Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif -- The San Jose Sharks didn't get to experience much of a lead in the last two meetings against the Anaheim Ducks, so they did something about it Tuesday night. The Sharks held one-goal leads after the first and second periods before Brent Burns scored at 2:46 of overtime to..." December 28

  • Hoffman's OT goal the difference as Sens edge Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- To hear Mike Hoffman tell it, scoring in overtime Thursday was simply a matter of taking advantage of a gift. The subtle setup pass by Dion Phaneuf was the key. "It's my job to put the puck in the net when it comes to me there," Hoffman said after his one-timer from just..." December 22

  • Petry leads Canadiens past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Jeff Petry was in the midst of a dry spell offensively for the better part of November and early December. A meeting with his coach changed all that. Petry scored a goal for a third straight game and recorded two assists Tuesday night to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-1..." December 20

  • Sam Steel signs entry-level deal with Ducks

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Sam Steel to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Ducks selected Steel with the last pick of the first round in the 2016 NHL Draft. " December 20

  • Ryan Kesler, shutdown machine, dishes on how to contain some of the game's biggest stars

    ESPN "Ryan Kesler is having a monster season for the Anaheim Ducks -- at both ends of the rink. Being tied for the team lead with 28 points (12-16) only starts to tell the story. His shutdown game against top offensive stars has also really sparkled. Tyler Seguin (two games), Joe Pavelski (three..." December 20

  • Ducks might offer solutions to Maple Leafs’ defensive needs

    Sportsnet "Forgive the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs if they look at each other with envy. Each has a glut of what the other covets. Which should make them ideal trade partners, at some point. “I’m going to do the best I can to give this group one more shot at this, and I’m going to do..." December 20

  • Fowler's third-period goal lifts Ducks past Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Randy Carlyle is approaching the second anniversary of his firing as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He came back Monday night in his second stint as coach of the Anaheim Ducks and left as a winner. Cam Fowler drilled a one-timer for his ninth goal of the season on a power..." December 19

  • Carlyle: I was never told why I was fired by Leafs

    NHL.com "When Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle walked into Air Canada Centre on Sunday with his team in town to face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, his initial reaction was not one of nostalgia or reflection. Carlyle, 60, coached the Maple Leafs for 188 games during parts of four seasons and guided..." December 19

  • Tatar's first hat trick lifts Red Wings over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Tomas Tatar and his Detroit Red wings teammates really needed a few goals ... and they got them. Tatar scored three goals for his first career hat trick to lead the Red Wings to a 6-4 come-from-behind win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena. The Red..." December 17

  • Rakell helps Ducks rally past Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- After giving up five straight goals to turn a one-goal lead into a blowout loss at Dallas, the Anaheim Ducks needed a win Thursday night in the second game of a six-game road trip. They got one. "This was huge for us," Rickard Rakell said after he continued his hot streak..." December 15

  • Stars bury Ducks with five-goal outburst

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- After an 0-2 weekend road trip, the Dallas Stars wanted to make a statement at home, where they will play eight of their next nine games, Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks. And thanks to five third-period goals and a goal and two assists from captain Jamie Benn, the Stars dominated..." December 14

  • Ducks power past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks converted their advantage in energy into one of their most one-sided victories of the season. Corey Perry, Antoine Vermette and Sami Vatanen each scored a power-play goal to lead the Ducks' 5-1 rout of the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at the Honda..." December 11

  • Lindholm goal the difference as Ducks edge Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm hadn't scored a goal since last March, but he knew exactly what to do with the puck after taking a pass from Nick Ritchie late in Friday night's game against the visiting San Jose Sharks. "I was just thinking, 'Shoot, shoot, don't miss,' "..." December 10

  • Perry ends scoring drought, Ducks top 'Canes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- By breaking one of the longest offensive droughts of his career, Corey Perry enabled the Anaheim Ducks to get back on track. Perry forced overtime with his first goal in 19 games, then Ryan Getzlaf and Ondrej Kase scored in a shootout as the Ducks rallied for a 6-5 win..." December 08

  • Ducks place veteran winger Ryan Garbutt on waivers

    Orange County Register "The Ducks put winger Ryan Garbutt on waivers, according to multiple reports Thursday. Garbutt, 31, has two goals, one assist and 20 penalty minutes in 27 games. The former four-year Brown University player has played in 64 games with the Ducks since his acquisition from Chicago for Jiri Sekac..." December 08

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Gaudreau returns to lead Flames past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Sitting out 10 games was enough for Johnny Gaudreau. The 23-year-old left winger made a triumphant return to action on Sunday with a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames trounced the Anaheim Ducks 8-3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "I was just itching to get back..." December 05

  • Randy Carlyle left Jonathan Bernier in for 8 goals, but he had a very good reason

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this season, the Montreal Canadiens dropped a 10-0 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Habs head coach Michel Therrien left Al Montoya in for all 10 goals against. His refusal to pull Montoya made waves around the hockey world. The topic sparked a debate about unwritten rules in..." December 05

  • Draisaitl, Oilers defeat Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- A breathless overtime began with a Ducks power play, and finished with an Oilers goal. Leon Draisaitl scored with 1:44 left in the extra frame to lift the Oilers to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Because the Ducks began the overtime with a..." December 04

  • 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

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." 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