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by Paul on 07/20/11 at 04:24 PM ET
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed center Mark Bell to a one-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Bell, 30 (8/5/80), has played seven NHL seasons with Chicago (2000-06), San Jose (2006-07) and Toronto (2007-08), collecting 87-95=182 points with 597 penalty minutes (PIM) in 445 career games. He last appeared in the NHL with Toronto in 2007-08, scoring 4-6=10 points with 60 PIM in 35 games. The 6-3, 220-pound center played 80 games-or-more in four consecutive seasons from 2001-06, including a full 82-game schedule in three straight NHL campaigns. Bell has also appeared in nine career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Chicago (2002) and San Jose (2007), going scoreless with 10 PIM.
Update 3:55pm ET: According to Helene Elliott, Bell’s contract is $575,000/$105,000
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