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Ducks acquire Caputi from Maple Leafs

Tuesday, 01.03.2012 / 3:08 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

The Anaheim Ducks acquired left wing Luca Caputi from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in exchange for left wing Nicolas Deschamps.

Caputi, 23, has appeared in 21 contests for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, collecting 2 goals and 3 points with 10 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound winger split time with the Maple Leafs and Marlies in 2010-11, appearing in seven NHL contests with the Leafs, going scoreless with four PIM.

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Caputi made his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008-09 and scored his first career NHL goal Feb. 3, 2009 against Montreal's Carey Price. Caputi appeared in a career-high 23 NHL contests with Pittsburgh and Toronto in 2009-10, registering 2 goals and 8 points. Originally selected by Pittsburgh in the fourth round of the 2007 Entry Draft, Caputi was acquired by Toronto from Pittsburgh with Martin Skoula in exchange for Alexi Ponikarovsky on March 2, 2010.

Deschamps, 21, was a second-round pick by the Ducks in 2008 and appeared in 31 contests with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) this season, collecting 5 goals and 7 points. The Lasalle, Quebec native has recorded 20 goals and 54 points in 113 career AHL contests.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory