Anaheim Ducks sign veteran Dany Heatley to one-year deal

July 9, 2014

The Anaheim Ducks signed left wing Dany Heatley to a one-year contract through the 2014-15 NHL season. Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $1 million.

Heatley, 33, has recorded 372-419=791 points with a +41 rating in 863 career NHL games with Atlanta, Ottawa, San Jose, and Minnesota. A two-time 50-goal scorer, Heatley has been named to the NHL All-Star Game four times, named a First Team All-Star in 2007, a Second Team All-Star in 2006, and winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie in 2002.

Although Heatley is not nearly as productive as during his 50-goal heyday, he remains a bargain find for an Anaheim team that could use the occasional offensive spark he might provide.

Since his NHL debut in 2001-02, Heatley ranks second among NHL players in power-play goals (143), tied for fourth in game-winning goals (64), and fifth in goals (372).

Selected by Atlanta in the first round (second overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Heatley has also collected 16-47=63 points with 63 PIM in 77 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. He set postseason career highs in goals (7), assists (15), and points (22) in 2007 when he helped lead Ottawa to the Stanley Cup Final.

The 6-4, 220-pound winger returns to the Pacific Division where he compiled 65-81=146 points with a +22 rating and 110 PIM in 162 games with San Jose from 2009-11. In his two seasons with the Sharks, Heatley ranked second on the club in goals and assists, and third in scoring.

Born in Germany and raised in Calgary, Heatley won gold with Team Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

By Staff of and news services

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