February 28, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pierre-Cedric Labrie (76) fights with Montreal Canadiens right wing Brad Staubitz (25) during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Lightning won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Ducks Sign Winger Brad Staubitz


Versatile winger Brad Staubitz signed with the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday to a two-year deal. He is now 27 years old and is now joining his fourth different franchise. He has spent time with the rival San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild and Montreal Canadiens.

He is listed at 6’1″-215 lbs of pure toughness. He has never been a big point producer. However, he is certainly one of the tougher free agents this summer. Last season saw him split time between the Minnesota Wild, the Houston Aeros, Wild’s AHL affiliation, and the Montreal Canadiens. He appeared in a total of 66 games between the three franchises, totaling 1 point. Yeah, that’s right, 1 point. However, he did total 130 PIM and was a combined -10. In fact, in his whole NHL career, 215 games, he only has 9 goals and 10 assists for 19 points.

The Ducks have lost a lot of toughness so far in free agency. Losing George Parros and J.F. Jacques to the Florida Panthers. However, Staubitz will make up for some of that. He is a nasty player who loves the physical aspect of the game. He won’t shy away from too many players. Last season, Staubitz was tied for fifth in the NHL with 15 fights. Staubitz and Matt Beleskey are probably the two tough guys now on the Ducks roster. Neither of them are that big, but both are very tough hockey players. Staubitz is destined to be a main stay on the Ducks fourth line this season and next season, unless for some reason he is moved.

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