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"This isn't my last contract, I want another one after this. Right now, I’m sitting here saying I wont’be done. My family supports that and they know. When that time comes, then yeah I’ll be ready to retire.
"Right now, I’m fully confident that I can play out this contract and get another one after."
-Ryan Kesler of the Anaheim Ducks talking about his six-year contract extension. More from Kesler by Eric Stephens of the OC Register.
added 12:07pm, Anaheim release is below...
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.
Reports yesterday stated contract is for $1.7M.
from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,
Filling a need up front after trading away two young forwards at the NHL draft, the Ducks are nearing an agreement Saturday with veteran winger Chris Stewart on a one-year contract....
Stewart, 27, played in 81 games with Buffalo and Minnesota last season and posted a combined 14 goals, 22 assists and 88 penalty minutes. He had modest success with the Wild after a deadline trade to Minnesota, netting three goals and getting eight assists in 20 games.
The playoffs weren't as successful for Stewart as he had just two assists in eight contests. He also suffered an upper-body injury in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Chicago and didn't return in the four-game sweep by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 32-year-old Scott recorded 3-1-4 and 87 penalty minutes (PIM) in 38 games with the San Jose Sharks last season.
The 6-foot-8, 260-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta has totaled 5-5-10 and 517 PIM in 274 career NHL games with the Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed right wing Brian McGrattan to a one-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
McGrattan, 33 (9/2/81), has appeared in 317 career NHL games with Ottawa, Phoenix, Calgary and Nashville, collecting 10-17=27 points with 609 penalty minutes (PIM). A native of Hamilton, Ontario, McGrattan set numerous career highs with Calgary in 2013-14, including goals (4), assists (4), points (8), shots on net (79) and games played (76). He was originally acquired by Anaheim on Feb. 27, 2011 with defenseman Sean Zimmerman from Boston in exchange for center Stefan Chaput and right wing David Laliberte. McGrattan played 20 games with Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL) that season, recording 6-4=10 points with an even plus/minus rating and 56 PIM with Syracuse.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has named Dave Nonis as a special assignment scout and consultant to Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray.
Nonis was most recently the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2013-15. He originally joined the Maple Leafs staff as senior vice president of hockey operations on December 6, 2008. Prior to joining the Leafs, he was the Ducks’ senior advisor of hockey operations from June – Dec., 2008.
A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Nonis was the senior vice president and general manager of the Vancouver Canucks from 2004-08. He joined the Canucks in 1998 as senior vice president, director of hockey operations after four seasons as the National Hockey League’s manager of hockey operations. Working at the NHL office, Nonis helped create the 1994 Collective Bargaining Agreement and worked with the league’s arbitration team.
Nonis played hockey for the University of Maine (1984-88) and was team captain for two seasons. He led his team to back-to-back NCAA tournaments and graduated with a B.A. in 1988. He played one season professionally in Denmark before returning to the University of Maine in 1989 to join the coaching staff.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Kevin Bieksa to a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Bieksa, 34 (6/16/81), was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft on June 30, 2015. Bieksa collected 56-185=241 points with a +22 rating and 879 penalty minutes (PIM) in 597 career NHL games with Vancouver. Among all-time franchise defensemen, the 6-1, 198-pound blueliner ranked sixth in scoring, assists and games, and fourth in PIM. Among franchise playoff leaders for defensemen, he led in goals (10), ranked third in appearances (71) and sixth in scoring. Bieksa helped lead Vancouver to Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final vs. Boston, earning 5-5=10 points in 25 postseason games.
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired a 2016 second round draft pick from Anaheim in exchange for defenceman Kevin Bieksa.
“We would like to thank Kevin and his wife Katie for their incredible commitment to this team and community,” said General Manager Jim Benning. “It’s always a difficult decision to trade a player who’s been such a big part of an organization for so long and we wanted to make sure we did what was best for both Kevin and the Canucks. Kevin was a leader for us and will always be connected with our fans and the Vancouver Canucks because of all he did for this province and team. We wish him and his family the very best.”
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