More info on the newest Ducks
Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:
ANAHEIM (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks acquired center David Steckel from Toronto on Friday in exchange for right wing Ryan Lasch and a seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft.
The 6-foot-6 Steckel has scored 73 points in 398 games over eight NHL seasons with Washington, New Jersey and the Maple Leafs. He played for the Capitals and the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs under Bruce Boudreau, now the Ducks’ coach.
Steckel’s consistent excellence on faceoffs and penalty killing should fill two areas of need for streaking Anaheim, which has the NHL’s second-best record at 20-3-3 after winning five straight games.