This past week the Ducks have signed veteran left wing, Josh Green, to a one year contract. Green, 32, played in Sweden last year, but the prior season he was the property of the Ducks. Green played 38 games for the Iowa Chops in the 2008-2009 season, the then-Ducks AHL affiliate. Green was called up to the main club for five games during the 2009 playoffs.
Green has played for eight different NHL teams and he will provide additional depth for the Ducks. The two-way contract will pay him $150,000 if he plays in the AHL and $575,000 if he plays in the NHL. Green is likely to start the season with the Syracuse Crunch, the Ducks new AHL affiliate.
Also this week, the Ducks re-signed defenseman Brendan Mikkelson to a one-year contract. Mikkelson, who had been a restricted free agent, accepted the qualifying offer that the Ducks provided right at the expiration deadline of the offer. The 23 year old will make $687,500 next season if he plays in the NHL.
Mikkelson has split both of the past two seasons between Anaheim and the AHL. He will be one of several defensemen fighting for a spot on the Ducks roster in September at training camp. His contract is also a two-way contract.