Penner Signs With Ducks

When Dustin Penner was first on the Ducks, they called him "Big Pen" and with good reason.  At 6'4" and 240 pounds, he was a formidable presence on a line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. 

After winning the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, Penner was a restricted free agent.  He got a deal he couldn't refuse from the Edmonton Oilers and then GM Brian Burke refused to match the offer.  Anaheim received compensation picks and Penner got huge gobs of money not usually received by a player who wasn't even drafted.

Penner was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 2011 and won his second Cup with them in 2012.  However, Penner had fallen out of favor and certainly never matched his production that he had in Anaheim or Edmonton.

Now a free agent once more, the 30 year old left wing has signed a one-year, $2 million contract with Anaheim.  And chances are excellent that he will reunite with Perry and Getzlaf, who have a hole in their line with the absence of Bobby Ryan, traded away earlier this month.

Welcome back, Big Pen!

 

About Karen Francis

Just a diehard Ducks fan since 1995, when the team filled the hockey shaped vacuum in my heart.

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