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Ducks Acquire Khudobin from Carolina in Exchange for Wisniewski

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have acquired goaltender Anton Khudobin from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski.

Khudobin, 29 (5/7/86), has appeared in 91 career NHL games with Minnesota (2009-11), Boston (2011-13) and Carolina (2013-15). The 5-11, 203-pound goaltender has posted a 41-36-8 record with four shutouts, a 2.40 goals-against average (GAA) and .919 save percentage (SV%) with the Wild, Bruins and Hurricanes. Khudobin set several career highs in 2013-14 with Carolina, including wins (19), appearances (36), GAA (2.30), SV% (.926) and minutes played (2,084). In international competition, Khudobin led Russia to back-to-back silver medals at the 2006 and 2005 IIHF World Junior Championships and gold at the 2004 IIHF Under-18 World Junior Championship.

Selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft, Khudobin posted an 8-17-6 record with one shutout, a 2.72 GAA and .900 SV% in 34 games for the Hurricanes last season. Khudobin tied a career high with a six-game winning streak from Dec. 23-Jan. 27 (6-0-0, second time) and set a personal best with seven straight games without a regulation loss from Dec. 23-Feb. 3 (6-0-1).

Wisniewski, 31 (2/21/84), scored 0-5=5 points with 10 PIM in 13 games with the Ducks last season. Acquired from Columbus with a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft in exchange for Rene Bourque, William Karlsson and Anaheim's second-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft on Mar. 2, 2015, Wisniewski combined for 8-26=34 points with 44 PIM in 69 games with the Ducks and Blue Jackets.

Selected by Chicago in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Wisniewski has scored 53-221=274 points with 459 PIM in 551 career NHL games with the Ducks, Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens and Blue Jackets.

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