The Ducks have recalled center David Steckel from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Steckel, 31 (3/15/82), has appeared in four games for the Ducks this year, going scoreless while winning 21-of-36 faceoffs (58.3%). Signed to a one-year contract on Nov. 11, Steckel has played in 423 NHL games with Washington, New Jersey, Toronto and Anaheim, scoring 33-46=79 points with 129 PIM. The 6-6, 215-pound center has also appeared in 36 AHL contests this season with Iowa and Norfolk, collecting 5-10=15 points.