The Ducks have acquired defenseman Martin Gernat and a fourth-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for left wing Patrick Maroon.
Gernat, 22 (4/11/93), earned three assists (0-3=3) with an even plus/minus rating and 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 22 games with Bakersfield, Edmonton’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Selected by Edmonton in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Gernat has recorded 5-28=33 points with 72 PIM in 133 career AHL games with Bakersfield and Oklahoma City.
A native of Kosice, Slovakia, Gernat helped the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL) to the 2012 WHL Championship after scoring 7-6=13 points with a +8 rating and eight PIM in 20 playoff games. The 6-4, 202-pound blueliner also led the Oil Kings back to the WHL final in 2013, recording 6-11=17 points with a +16 rating and six PIM in 22 postseason contests.
Maroon, 27 (4/23/88), scored 4-9=13 points with 54 PIM in 56 games with the Ducks this season. Acquired from Philadelphia with David Laliberte in exchange for Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson on Nov. 21, 2010, Maroon has posted 26-53=79 points with 249 PIM in 204 career NHL games.