ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Toronto in exchange for left wing Aaron Voros.
Voros, 29 (7/2/81), appeared in 12 contests for Anaheim in 2010-11, going scoreless with 43 penalty minutes (PIM). He missed 21 games (Dec. 10-Jan. 25) with a fractured orbital bone suffered on Dec. 8 at Vancouver. He was assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim’s primary development affiliate) of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Feb. 9. Voros appeared in two contests with the Crunch, going scoreless with five PIM. The 6-4, 210-pound winger played in 41 games with the New York Rangers in 2009-10, scoring 3-4=7 points with 89 PIM. He had a career-high 8-8=16 points with 122 PIM in 54 games with the Rangers in 2008-09.
(Toronto - February 4th) - The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Friday that goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League for conditioning purposes. Also, goaltender Ben Scrivens has been reassigned from the Marlies to Reading of the ECHL.
Gustavsson has played in 23 games for the Maple Leafs this season and has registered a record of 6-13-2, a goals against average of 3.29 and a save percentage of .890.
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired right wing Alex Berry and forward Stefano Giliati from the Toronto Maple Leafs today in exchange for defenseman Matt Lashoff, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Berry, 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, played in 55 games with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies last season, recording three goals and seven points. His 97 penalty minutes ranked sixth among all Marlies skaters. Berry has played in 63 career AHL games during the previous two seasons.
A native of Danvers, Massachusetts, Berry also played in five ECHL games last season with the Reading Royals, recording five points. He also appeared in 16 Kelly Cup playoff games with the Royals, notching two goals and six points.
Berry was drafted by Toronto in the fifth round, 153rd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played college hockey at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, appearing in 124 games, notching 29 goals and 62 points.
Giliati, 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, played in 25 games with the Marlies in 2009-10, recording three goals and nine points. He has played in 78 career AHL games, registering nine goals and 24 points with 24 penalty minutes
Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday that the hockey club has signed free agent goaltender Joey MacDonald to a one-year contract.
“We are pleased to be able to add a goaltender of Joey’s caliber to our roster,” said Burke. “He brings experience and character to our organization and gives us depth at the goaltending position.”
Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday that the hockey club has signed free agent forward Rickard Wallin (pronounced WAHL-ihn, RIH-kahrd) to a one-year contract.
“We’re pleased to get Rickard signed to a contract,” said Burke. “He’s a strong two-way centreman that will provide a solid presence in our dressing room.”
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that 2009 first-round draft choice Nazem Kadri has signed a three year Entry Level contract with the hockey club. Kadri, 18, was selected seventh overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Maple Leafs on June 26.
The London, Ontario native placed ninth in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with 53 assists and 15th with 78 points in 2008-09. He was the OHL leader in shorthanded points (10) and he ranked second in shorthanded goals (5) this past season. The forward finished ninth in 2009 OHL playoff points with 21 (9g, 21a) in 14 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to troll the free agent waters on Tuesday, signing prospect Robert Slaney to a three-year entry level contract.
Slaney, 20, just finished his fourth year as a member of the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, and was 10th overall in scoring for the season with 36 goals and 45 assists.
Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that the hockey club has signed free agent centre Christian Hanson to a two-year entry level contract.
“We are excited to have Christian signed to a contract, and look forward to seeing him play for our organization,” said Burke. “He is a very intelligent hockey player who has good size and a solid scoring touch around the net.”
Hanson, a 23-year-old native of Venetia, Pennsylvania, recently completed his four-year career at the University of Notre Dame. This past season, the 6-4, 228 pound forward played in 37 games for the Fighting Irish registering a career-high 31 points on 16 goals and 15 assists, along with 28 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating. He was second on the team in goals (tie) and third in points (tie). He also added five game-winning goals and six powerplay goals.
The Toronto Maple Leafs assigned forward Nikolai Kulemin to the Toronto Marlies today. In 40 games with the Leafs this season, the 22-year-old Russian scored seven goals and added seven assists.
Following the announcement by the Toronto Maple Leafs that Brian Burke has been named the club’s General Manager, Anaheim Ducks Chief Executive Officer Michael Schulman issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the entire Anaheim Ducks family, we would once again like to thank Brian for his tremendous contributions over the last three-plus seasons,” said Schulman. “Brian stated on many occasions his desire to be closer to his family, which we support. We congratulate and wish him the best of luck with the Maple Leafs.”
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