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Ducks Acquire Center Wilson from Tampa Bay in Exchange for Sexton

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have acquired center Kyle Wilson from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for right wing Dan Sexton.

Wilson, 28 (12/15/84), has appeared in 22 contests with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, earning 5-0=5 points with six penalty minutes (PIM). A native of Oakville, Ontario, Wilson is a veteran of 411 career AHL contests, scoring 146-164=310 points with 141 PIM. He had a career year in 2007-08 when he scored 30-31=61 points in 2007-08 with the Hersey Bears. The 6-2, 200-pound center won consecutive Calder Cup championship titles while with Hershey in both 2008-09 and 2009-10, having earned 17-27=44 points in 70 career Calder Cup Playoff contests. Wilson has advanced to the Calder Cup Final on three occasions (2007, 2009 & 2010).

Selected by Minnesota in the ninth round (272nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Wilson was most recently acquired by Tampa Bay with Anders Lindback and a seventh-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from Nashville in exchange for Sebastian Caron, two second-round selections in the 2012 Entry Draft, as well as a third-round selection in the 2013 Draft on June 15, 2012. Wilson made his NHL debut with Washington in 2009-10, earning two assists in his first game on Dec. 15, 2009 at Colorado. In 39 career NHL games, Wilson has earned 4-9=13 points with 12 PIM.

Sexton, 25 (4/29/87), has appeared in 27 regular season contests with Norfolk (AHL) this season, earning 5-11=16 points with six PIM. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim on Apr. 7, 2009, Sexton has appeared in 88 career NHL contests, earning 13-19=32 points with 20 PIM. A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Sexton has also played in 128 career AHL contests, notching 32-56=88 points with 34 PIM.

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