Ducks trade three Canadian forwards

Derek Grant (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

The Anaheim Ducks traded three Canadian forwards in Monday at the National Hockey League trade deadline. They moved centre Derek Grant of Abbotsford, British Columbia to the Philadelphia Flyers, left winger Nick Ritchie of Orangeville, Ontario to the Boston Bruins and Devin Shore of Ajax, Ontario to the Columbus Blue Jackets according to

Grant was traded from the Ducks to the Flyers for centre Kyle Criscuolo and a fourth round pick in the 2020 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Grant is joining his seventh NHL team. In addition to the Ducks, he has played for the Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins.

In 49 games this season with the Ducks, Grant has 14 goals and six assists for 20 points. He is a -1 with 28 penalty minutes, two power play points, four shorthanded points, 81 shots on goal, 323 faceoff wins, 20 blocked shots, 44 hits, 15 takeaways and 11 giveaways. Grant has already had career highs this season in goals, shorthanded points, game winning goals, shots on goal and faceoff wins.

Ritchie was traded from the Ducks to the Bruins for centre Danton Heinen of Langley, British Columbia. Ritchie had eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points in 41 games with the Ducks in 2019-20. He is a +3 with 78 penalty minutes, three power play points, two game winning goals, 70 shots on goal, one faceoff win, 13 blocked shots, 79 hits, 11 takeaways and 16 giveaways.

Heinen has seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points in 58 games with the Bruins. He is a +3 with eight penalty minutes, six power play points, two game winning goals, 90 shots on goal, five faceoff wins, 32 blocked shots, 33 hits, 15 takeaways and 27 giveaways.

Shore was traded from the Ducks to the Blue Jackets for left winger Sonny Milano. In 39 games with the Ducks, Shore has four goals and six assists for 10 points, is a -8, with eight penalty minutes, one game winning goal, two power play points, 47 shots on goal, 39 faceoff wins, 13 blocked shots, 47 hits, 11 takeaways and eight giveaways. In addition to the Ducks, Shore has played for the Dallas Stars. Milano has five goals and 13 assists for 18 points in 46 games with Columbus this season.


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