The Ducks have signed 2013 first-round selection (26th overall) Shea Theodore to a three-year entry-level contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

Theodore 18 (8/3/95) has appeared in three preseason contests for Anaheim collecting one assist. The 6-1 183-pound defenseman led all Anaheim skaters in time-on-ice on Sept. 22 vs. Colorado logging 22:06. Theodore made his Anaheim debut in the club’s first preseason contest earning an assist in the 6-2 win over Phoenix on Sept. 16 at Honda Center.

A native of Aldergrove British Columbia Theodore scored 19-31=50 points with 32 penalty minutes (PIM) in 71 games with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2012-13. He ranked eighth among all WHL defensemen in scoring and second among team leaders in assists and third in points. Theodore also played seven WHL Playoff games in 2013 earning two assists with a +1 rating and four PIM.