POLL: Ducks Trade Vatanen To New Jersey

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks announced they traded Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick to Devils for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round pick. According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, there was no salary retained in the Devils-Ducks deal. Henrique and Vatanen salaries are a wash for this year at $5 million…

Season In Review: Sami Vatanen

  By: Matthew Garcia   Entering his fifth NHL season with the Anaheim Ducks Sami Vatanen was poised and ready to help the Ducks contend for the Stanley Cup. In the 2016-2017 season, Vatanen, who appeared in 71 games, as he missed 11 due to an illness, an upper-body, and lower-body injury notched three goals…

The Kes-less Ducks

By Michael Walters During the summer it was known that Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen wouldn’t be available for the start of the NHL season. Now the Anaheim Ducks are faced with also being without Ryan Kesler for at least the first couple months of the season. The question for Randy Carlyle is how will…

Trades On The Horizon?

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks placed Clayton Stoner on the Long-Term Injury Reserve(LTIR) per CapFriendly.com. Stoner had abdominal surgery in December and was slated to be out 4-6 weeks, but now it appears it will be longer. Anaheim now has roughly $2.8 million in cap space as the trade deadline approaches. On this week’s…

Vatanen Returns, But Who Else Will Join Him?

By Michael Walters This past week the Anaheim Ducks made their first major re-signing of Sami Vatanen. The Ducks still have RFAs Frederik Andersen, Hampus Lindholm, Brandon Pirri, and Rickard Rakell left to re-sign. There are also several UFAs Anaheim has to consider. Eddy Jones and I discuss Vatanen’s new contract and how GM Bob…

Vatanen Signs Four-Year Extension, Upgrades To Honda Center

By Michael Walters Today the Anaheim Ducks hold a Select-A-Seat event where season ticket holders can attend to change their seats. At the event today GM Bob Murray and Head Coach Randy Carlyle addressed the first group of season ticket holders at 9:00AM. Murray announced that Sami Vatanen has been re-signed for 4 more years.…

Season Player Review: Sami Vatanen

By Adam Bess Sami Vatanen played his third full season with the Ducks, scoring 9 goals and recording 29 assists(38 points) in 71 games. The Finnish defenseman also scored 4 points(1 goal + 3 assists) in Anaheim’s round one loss to the Nashville Predators. Vatanen’s play strongly improved as the season went on, I believe.…

Anaheim Tries To Get Healthy For Stretch Run

By Michael Walters Despite two losses in a row and being three points behind the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks control their own destiny in the Pacific Division. The Ducks have one game in hand over the Kings and they will face them one more time before the season ends. There is a real…

VIDEO: Vatanen And Thompson Miss Practice

By Michael Walters Today the Anaheim Ducks traveled to St. Louis and hit the ice again for practice. The Ducks lost last night to the Colorado Avalanche, but more importantly a few players were banged up in the contest and didn’t practice today. Sami Vatanen was hit with an elbow by John Mitchell in the…

Sami Vatanen Named To Team Finland

By Michael Walters Today Team Finland’s preliminary roster was announced for the World Cup of Hockey. The roster include’s the following players: Goaltenders Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators Defensemen Esa Lindell, Texas Stars (AHL) Olli Maata, Pittsburgh Penguins Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks Forwards Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers Joonas Donskoi,…