The Ducks have acquired center Andrew Cogliano from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Cogliano, 24, appeared in 82 games for the Edmonton Oilers last season, collecting 11 goals and 24 assists with 64 penalty minutes.
Cogliano is most known for his face-off prowess, and his incredible speed. He set a career high of 461 faceoff wins last season. He has also never missed a game since the 2007-2008 season.
He will be a great addition to the face-off circle for the Ducks. We will likely see him on the third line, which the Ducks have been boosting up the entire off-season. That is of course, if the Ducks can sign him. Cogliano will be heading to arbitration, which will be held on July 21st.
The Ducks made another signing today by grabbing goalie Jeff Deslauriers to a two-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Deslauriers spent parts of two seasons from 2008-10 as a backup goalie with the Edmonton Oilers, winning 20 games with a 3.01 goals-against average.
A high draft pick, Deslauriers has not reached his NHL potential, but could prove to be a solid back-up if Hiller is unable to return. If Hiller does return, than Syracuse will have a solid netminder.
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