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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Other Ducks News

Here is the rest of the days news.

An article on Drew Miller from the LA Times

Upon being sent to the Ducks' minor-league affiliate at Portland, Maine, in the final days of training camp, rookie Drew Miller was told by team officials to find a place to live.
The young winger didn't spend much time in his rented home. Two weeks later, Miller was packing his bags again, this time joining the Ducks in Pittsburgh.

Not that he's complaining about being on the move.
"If it means I can stay, I don't mind," the 23-year-old said after Tuesday's practice at Scottrade Center. "What every player wants is to be told to get a place. But I'm not too worried about that right now. I'm just happy to be here. I don't mind staying in a hotel."
Because of injuries at forward, Miller was recalled Oct. 6 after failing to win a roster spot out of training camp. He has one point in four games but that point was his first NHL goal in a 3-1 victory over Nashville last week.
Miller established himself as an all-around player in three seasons at Michigan State, where nine other members of his family played hockey, including older brother, Ryan, of the Buffalo Sabres.

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Jonas Hiller sent to the AHL via

The Ducks announced on Tuesday that they have assigned goaltender Jonas Hiller to the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Hiller, 25 (2/12/82), has appeared in two games for Anaheim this season, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 3.03 goals-against average (GAA) and .885 save percentage (SV%). He secured his first NHL win in his NHL debut, stopping 22-of-23 shots in Anaheim’s 4-1 victory over Los Angeles on Sept. 30 in London, England (NHL Premiere). 

Signed as a free agent on May 25, 2007, the 6-2, 196-pound goaltender spent the 2006-07 season with Davos of the Swiss National League. The Felben Wellhausen, Switzerland native posted a 28-16-0 record in 44 appearances with a 2.60 GAA.  In addition, he helped Davos to both Swiss National League and Spengler Cup championships, while also being voted Best Goalie in the Swiss League.  In 141 career Swiss National League appearances, Hiller owned an 80-52-10 record with 16 shutouts and a 2.53 GAA.

Ducks Weekly Report has been posted

THE ROAD HOME: Following tonight’s game in St. Louis, the Anaheim Ducks will return to Orange County for a three-game homestand that begins Thursday, Oct. 25 against the Phoenix Coyotes (7:05 p.m.).  The homestand also features visits by the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, Oct. 28 (5:05 p.m.) and Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, Nov. 1 (7:05 p.m.).

RANKED: Among National Hockey League leaders, center Ryan Getzlaf is currently tied for 14th in points scored (10) and left wing Chris Kunitz is tied for third in power play goals (3)...defenseman Chris Pronger is tied for second in power play assists (5) and tied for fourth in scoring among NHL defensemen (7).

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL NIGHT: The Anaheim Ducks will join all NHL teams by hosting Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night this Sunday, Oct. 28 when they play the Edmonton Oilers at Honda Center (5:05 p.m.).  As part of the 10th Anniversary celebration, the Ducks join a league-wide initiative in honoring Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month by devoting a home game in the month of October to raising awareness and funds for fighting cancer, benefiting the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. In honor of bringing a heightened awareness to cancer, Ducks executive management members, coaches and broadcasters will wear commemorative pink ties for Sunday evening’s game.  In addition, in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all NHL players have been wearing pink Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets throughout the month.  As Sunday’s contest marks the Ducks final game in the month of October, players will autograph their helmets post-game and will be auctioned online at, with proceeds benefiting the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
As a part of Sunday’s game, a special member of the Anaheim Ducks/Honda Center family will be honored as a community hero during Sunday’s game.  Mike O’Donnell, who served as Honda Center’s Senior Vice President and General Manger and spent 14 years with the arena, will be recognized and remembered. After a three year battle with cancer, O’Donnell passed away in August, 2007.  A booth will be located on the main concourse level for donations to the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, where O’Donnell received his care.  Representatives from the Norris Center will also be interviewed during the game on the Ducks radio broadcast, raising awareness for cancer research.

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