Call this the boomerang affect. Today, the Ducks announced that they had signed right wing Troy Bodie to a one-year contract. The contract is for one year and is a two way contract that pays $550,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL.
Bodie had played with the Ducks off and on for more than three seasons before he was put on waivers last November. Before he could be sent down to Syracuse, the Carolina Hurricanes claimed him. He spent the remainder of the season with the Canes.
Bodie, now 26, was on a professional tryout with the Winnipeg Jets, but did not receive an offer with the team after playing four pre-season games. The Ducks took the opportunity to sign him instead and put him on waivers (again), with the intention to send him to Syracuse.
If Bodie clears, he will be another depth player for Anaheim who will likely replace Brian McGrattan, who was claimed from waivers by Nashviller earlier this week.
In addition to Bodie’s signing, the Ducks have also announced more details about Corey Perry Night at the Honda Center on Sunday, October 16.
Perry will be honored for winning both the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s MVP last season, as well as the Rocket Richard Trophy for scoring the most goals. Both trophies will be on display before the game in the Hockey Spot, where fans can take pictures with them from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Corey Perry MVP poster upon entrance to the arena. A commemorative puck will be handed out after the game against the St. Louis Blues concludes.
For those who want to spend more of their hard earned cash, exclusive Corey Perry MVP merchandise will be available at the Anaheim Ducks Team Store throughout the evening. Tickets are still available, with a current offer of $15 off lower Terrace seats and $10 off Terrace main tickets. Offer code is MVP10 at checkout from Ticketmaster.