DUCKS welcome the new additions to the team
Anahiem,Ca(AP) The Anahiem Mighty Ducks are pleased to acquire the following players from the Washington Capitals
James Howard (G) -A depth goalie prospect which Anahiem has needed for awhile.
This is one position that the club had very little if no depth in.
Ilja Krikunov (RW)-A true diamond in the rough.A skilled skater, shooter, and especially playmaker, he is excellent in the offensive zone, though his defensive play is quite lacking. Still his offensive skills are what is the most attractive of his abilities. He is a very creative player and the Ducks are very happy to have him.
Steve Downie (RW)-A project player with a great deal of upside.This is a true "heart and soul'' type of guy.According to the Central Scouting Bureau, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Downie "does not show any fear and won't back down from any opponent." Discussing his style, Downie chuckled and said: "I like to hit, I like to fight, I like to do it all.'' These are the types of players everyone wants on their team and not playing against them.
Niclas Havelid (D)-Here is a player that the Ducks would like to have as insurance against any further injuries to their defensive corps.
GM Jurgensen was very happy with the character players that were added to the Ducks roster. The team was sad to see the former players leave and wishes them all the best in their new enviorment. All the new players have been told to report to the AHL team.