ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired center Shane Endicott from the Nashville Predators in exchange for left wing Chris Durno. Endicott will report directly to Portland, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Endicott, 25 (12/21/81), has played in 26 games with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) this season, scoring 1-2=3 points with 18 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-3, 214-pound center appeared in 41 games in 2005-06 with Pittsburgh (NHL), scoring 1-1=2 points with 43 PIM. Endicott made his NHL debut with the Penguins in 2001-2002 (four games). In total, he has played in 45 NHL games, scoring 1-2=3 points.
A native of Saskatoon, Sask., Endicott has played in 318 career AHL games, scoring 74-95=169 points with 293 PIM. In 41 career Calder Cup playoff games, he has collected 11-11=22 points with 63 PIM. He was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Durno, 26 (10/31/80), recorded 8-21=29 points in 41 games with Portland (AHL) and Norfolk (AHL) this season. He was acquired from Norfolk with Sebastien Caron and Matt Keith in exchange for Bruno St. Jacques and Pierre Parenteau on Dec. 28, 2006.