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Ducks Acquire Pick for Bergeron

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks announced on Tuesday that they have acquired a third-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.

Bergeron, 27 (10/13/80), played in 55 games between Anaheim and the New York Islanders during the 2007-08 regular season, collecting 9-10=19 points. 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. In 267 career NHL contests, the 5-10, 197-pound blueliner has scored 48-80=128 points with 131 penalty minutes (PIM).

A native of Trois-Riviéres, Quebec, Bergeron was signed as a free agent by Edmonton on July 20, 2001. He played in his first full NHL season with the Oilers in 2003-04, 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 selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Denis Grebeshkov on Feb. 18, 2007. Bergeron was acquired by Anaheim on Feb. 26, 2008 from the Islanders in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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