Following the reassignment of Rickard Rakell back to his junior team, the Anaheim Ducks made more roster moves on Wednesday. They recalled forwards Peter Holland and Patrick Maroon from Norfolk, and reassigned forward Emerson Etem to Norfolk.
Both Holland and Maroon were enjoying terrific seasons with the Norfolk Admirals this season. Holland totaled 16 G and 19 A for 35 P in 39 GP, along with 58 PIM. Maroon totaled 13 G and 17 A for 30 P in 45 GP, along with 108 PIM. Both are relatively big bodies, Holland listed at 6’2″-192 and Maroon listed at 6’3″-229. We know that Holland is a pure scorer. He has an excellent shot. However, Maroon has less exposure to most Ducks fans. He’s a power-forward that will park himself in front of the net and get to the dirty areas along the boards. He’s not that great of a skater and he does not have much experience at the big level.
Etem was looking good and impressing most of us before this reassignment. Even though he hadn’t scored a goal, his speed and work ethic was opening up space and opportunities for his linemates. He had just 2 A and was +1. However, his ice time was just not enough for the coaches to want to keep him here. He needs ice time to develop and that is the reasoning behind sending him back down to Norfolk. But, don’t worry, it shouldn’t be long until he is a main stay in the Ducks lineup.