He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft as the eighth overall pick. His first real season was in 2001-2002, where he scored 12 goals and 16 assists in 80 games. Bell put up decent numbers in the next four seasons where he was than traded to San Jose.
He was a huge dissapointment in San Jose and was given up to Toronto. The next few years were spent with AHL clubs, and after that Bell played in Switzerland.
The Ducks are taking a big chance with signing him. He never lived up to his potential in the NHL. I can guess Murray is hoping Bell will prosper with the Ducks. Then again this entire off season has been about buffing up the third and fourth lines. If Bell can be a 15-20 goal scorer, he will be a great asset to the team.
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