As June approaches, the Ducks are no longer dormant. They have begun making some minor transactions in advance of the entry draft next month and free agency beginning on July 1.
First, the Ducks signed Brandon McMillan to a three year entry level contract. The 20 year old left wing most recently played for Team Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, scoring 4 goals and 8 points and in six contests. Team Canada won the silver medal.
The Ducks also traded the rights to goaltender Matias Modig to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In exchange, Anaheim acquired a sixth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The sixth-round pick originally belonged to the Montreal Canadiens.
Apparently the Ducks were not close to signing the 23 year old Swede and if they did not sign him, he would have gone back into the entry draft. The Penguins have already reportedly come to terms with Modig.