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“This will be my final season and now everybody knows and I can enjoy every day. We have a really good team here in Anaheim and we have all the tools to go all the way. I want to be part of that. He (Bruce Boudreau) was very open with me and I wanted to know how I would fit in his roster and he said I’d be the same player as before and he was expecting a lot from me. That was the final thing I wanted to hear. I didn’t get any promises (ice-time). I know the coach can’t do that…it’s a good competition (with some kids), and everybody has earn the ice and the powerplay. I can do it. I just wanted to be on the same page as the coach.”
-Teemu Selanne on a tele-conference after announcing he would return to the Ducks for one more year. Much more from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.
added 4:28pm, Anaheim Ducks' press release on Selanne returning is below...
via the Ducks PR department,
Sheldon Souray suffered a torn ligament in his right wrist while working out (off the ice) on July 17. He had surgery to repair the damage at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles on July 25 (Dr. Steven Shin).
He is expected to be out four-to-six months (from the time of surgery).
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Mark Fistric to a one-year contract through the 2013-14 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
It appears that veteran defenceman Toni Lydman will soon announce his retirement.
According to TSN hockey analyst Aaron Ward, Lydman has turned down two separate contracts, both for two years and $5 million.
The native of Lahti, Finland had six assists in 35 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season.
A veteran of 12 NHL season, the 35-year-old has also skated for the Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres since breaking into the league in 2000-01.
Known as the Finnish Flash Teemu Selanne has been winning fans over from most fan bases since his record shattering rookie season with the Original Winnipeg Jets; now at 43 years of age, and a current Unrestricted Free Agent have we seen the last of Selanne’s playing career?
via the Anaheim Ducks,
The Ducks have signed left wing Dustin Penner to a one-year contract through the 2013-14 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Penner, 30 (9/28/82), has scored 137-138=275 points with 324 penalty minutes (PIM) in 522 career NHL games with Anaheim, Edmonton and Los Angeles. A two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Ducks (2007) and Kings (2012), Penner has earned 13-22=35 points with a +19 rating and 58 PIM in 78 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed center Saku Koivu to a one-year contract extension through the 2013-14 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
from the Anaheim Ducks,
The Ducks announced today they have named Dwayne Roloson as the team's goaltending consultant. Roloson will assume the responsibilities of Goaltending Consultant Pete Peeters, who retired from coaching on June 5, 2013.
“We are happy to have Dwayne in the organization and look forward to him joining the NHL club this season,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “He’s a knowledgeable, hard-working coach, just as he was as a player for 14 years.”
continue for more on Roloson...
On the Detroit series
I didn’t expect to have meetings with players at this moment. But we got beat. We got schooled. We got schooled by a very good playoff team and they schooled us from top to bottom, and it’s something we have to deal with here going forward. We got beat.
On losing Toni Lydman to injury
Losing Toni Lydman in this series really hurt more than you guys will ever know. He could play against two great players. He knew how to play against Datsyuk and Zetterberg. That was a big blow to us. They beat us. We have to get better.
On what changes need to be made
As I’m standing here today, I’m telling you it won’t be the same team next year. We made a lot of good steps, we’ve got a lot of good kids, but it will not be the same next year. I promise you that. It’s not good enough. It’s not good enough.
continued at the Ducks website...
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