Mar 24, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks left wing Daniel Winnik (34) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Anaheim Ducks Ink Daniel Winnik to Two-Year Deal

27 year old Daniel Winnik is the newest member of the Anaheim Ducks roster, locked in for two years at $3.6 million  (a $1.8 million/year cap hit). The center hopes to head the team’s third line (but will find a bit of competition for the spot), and is likely to make a nice addition to the Ducks’ penalty kill unit.

Winnik started last season with Colorado, but was traded to San Jose at the deadline. Between the two clubs he played a combined 84 games (yes, 84) and tallied 23 points with 8 goals for the season, as well scoring 1 goal in the 5 post season games he played with San Jose.  This season with the Ducks will be his 6th overall in the league.

This is a good signing for the Ducks that helps flesh out the team’s bottom six. Winnik has good size, can score, and could potentially play on left wing as opposed to center depending on how the rest of the third and fourth lines shake out.

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