July 22, 2015
ANAHEIM DUCKS SIGN JOSH MANSON TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Josh Manson to a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Manson, 23 (10/7/91), collected 0-3=3 points with a +1 rating and 31 penalty minutes (PIM) in 28 games for Anaheim last season. Manson made his NHL debut on Oct. 31 at Dallas and earned his first career NHL point (assist) on Nov. 16 vs. Florida. The 6-3, 217-pound defenseman began the season with Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL, Norfolk), scoring 3-9=12 points with 47 PIM in 36 games.
Selected in the sixth round (160th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Manson has scored 4-9=13 points with 73 PIM in 45 career AHL games. He made his Calder Cup Playoffs debut in 2014 with Norfolk, recording one goal and six PIM in 10 games. Prior to signing a two-year entry-level contract with Anaheim on Mar. 25, 2014, Manson played three seasons with Northeastern (Hockey East) from 2011-14. In 99 career games with the Huskies, the Prince Albert, Saskatchewan native compiled 6-15=21 points with a +12 rating with 158 PIM. He concluded his collegiate career by being named a Hockey East Second Team All-Star and the Best Defensive Defenseman after captaining Northeastern to a 19-14-4 record in 2013-14.
Attached are the career statistics (and full release) for Josh Manson.
ANAHEIM DUCKS SIGN RYAN KESLER TO
SIX-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION
July 15, 2015
ANAHEIM, Calif. -The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed center Ryan Kesler to a six-year contract extension through the 2021-22 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kesler, 30 (8/31/84), appeared in 81 regular season games last year, scoring 20-27=47 points with 75 penalty minutes (PIM). Kesler led the club in faceoff percentage (56.3%, ninth in NHL), faceoff wins (937), shots (205), and ranked second among forwards in hits (169), takeaways (47) and blocked shots (69). He added 7-6=13 points with a +2 rating and 24 PIM in 16 playoff games, leading the Ducks in faceoff wins (221, second in NHL) and percentage (57.6%, fourth in NHL). Each of his six playoff assists were primary (first assist) and either tied the score or put the Ducks ahead. In addition, four of his seven postseason goals came in the third period.
Acquired with a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft from Vancouver in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and first-round and third-round selections in the 2014 NHL Draft on June 27, 2014, Kesler has scored 202-238=440 points with a +20 rating and 669 PIM in 736 career NHL games with Anaheim and Vancouver. The 6-2, 208-pound center has also collected 19-32=51 points with 95 PIM in 73 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. A 2011 Frank J. Selke Trophy winner and 2011 NHL All-Star, Kesler owns a 53.3 career faceoff percentage (6,309-for-11,823) and has led his respective teams in faceoff wins in six of the last eight seasons.
A native of Livonia, Michigan, Kesler is a two-time Olympian with Team USA and 2010 silver medal winner. He has appeared in the last two Olympic Winter Games, helping lead the U.S. to the championship game in Vancouver with two goals (2-0=2) in six contests. He has also won gold at the 2004 World Junior Championship in Finland and 2002 Under-18 Championship in Slovakia. Kesler was originally selected by Vancouver in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft.
ANAHEIM DUCKS SIGN CHRIS STEWART
TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
July 12, 2015
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed right wing Chris Stewart to a one-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Stewart, 27 (10/30/87), has scored 129-135=264 points with 535 penalty minutes (PIM) in 463 career NHL games with Colorado, St. Louis, Buffalo and Minnesota. Stewart has reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs on four occasions, earning 5-3=8 points with 18 PIM. A 28-goal scorer in 2009-10 and 2010-11, he also set career bests in assists (36) and points (64) during the 2009-10 campaign with the Avalanche. In 2012-13, the Toronto, Ontario native led St. Louis in scoring (18-18=36), goals and power-play goals (6), and co-led in game-winning goals (3).
Selected by Colorado in the first round (18th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft, Stewart split the 2014-15 season with the Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild. In 81 games overall, the 6-2, 231-pound winger collected 14-22=36 points with 88 PIM. Opening the season with Buffalo, Stewart was acquired by Minnesota on Mar. 2, 2015 in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft. He posted 3-8=11 points with a +4 rating 25 PIM in 20 games with the Wild, helping the club clinch the first Western Conference Wild Card berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Stewart went on to appear in eight postseason games with Minnesota, earning two assists (0-2=2) with two PIM.
ANAHEIM DUCKS ANNOUNCE 2015 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
ANAHEIM, Calif.– The Anaheim Ducks have announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club’s 2015 preseason schedule, which includes six exhibition games prior to the start of the club’s regular season campaign.
The Ducks will play three home and road games against a total of three Western Conference opponents beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Colorado (6 p.m. PST). Anaheim’s 2015 preseason opener will represent the club’s lone exhibition game outside of California. At Honda Center, the Ducks will host the Los Angeles Kings on Friday, Sept. 25 (7 p.m.), Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, Oct. 1 (7 p.m.) and San Jose Sharks on Saturday, Oct. 3 (6 p.m.). A complete list of Anaheim’s six preseason games is included below.
Individual tickets for Anaheim’s 2015 preseason games at Honda Center will go on sale later this summer. Tickets for all three preseason games are included in 2015-16 Anaheim Ducks Season Ticket packages.
|Anaheim Ducks 2015 Preseason Schedule|
|Tuesday, Sept. 22||@ Colorado||Pepsi Center||6 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 25||LOS ANGELES||Honda Center||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Sept. 26||@ San Jose||SAP Center||6 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Sept. 29||@ Los Angeles||Staples Center||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, Oct. 1||COLORADO||Honda Center||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Oct. 3||SAN JOSE||Honda Center||6 p.m.|