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Ducks Acquire Bergeron from Islanders

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks announced today that they have acquired defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron from the New York Islanders in exchange for a third round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Bergeron, 27 (10/13/80), has played in 46 games with the New York Islanders this season, scoring 9-9=18 points. Eight of his goals this season have come on the power play, tying for first among all NHL defensemen (tied with three players, including Chris Pronger). Bergeron went to the Stanley Cup Final as a member of the 2006 Edmonton Oilers, playing in 75 regular season and 18 playoff games that season.  

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A native of St-Louis-de-France, Quebec, Bergeron was signed as a free agent by Edmonton on July 20, 2001. He played his first full NHL season with the Oilers in 2003-2004, scoring 9-17=26 points in 54 games. Following the Oilers’ run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Final, he was acquired by the Islanders with a third round draft pick in 2008 for Denis Grebeshkov on Feb. 18, 2007.

Bergeron played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 1997-2001 (Baie-Comeau & Shawinigan) and was named the Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year in 2001.

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