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Ducks Announce Hockey Operations Transactions

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The Ducks have signed Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations David McNab to a two-year contract extension. In addition, the Ducks named Dave Nonis Assistant General Manager, and Dr. Jeremy Bettle Director of High Performance.

An original member of the Ducks, McNab is entering his 42nd consecutive year in the NHL and 27th with Anaheim. McNab served as Anaheim's Assistant General Manager for 14 seasons before being promoted to his current position in 2008. McNab has been part of Anaheim's run to two Stanley Cup Finals (2003 and 2007), including a championship in 2007. His duties include overseeing all aspects of player development, having an expertise on the Collective Bargaining Agreement and its relationship to the salary cap in the NHL, contract and arbitration negotiation, player evaluation and scouting.

Nonis recently completed his third season with the Anaheim Ducks as Consultant to the General Manager. Nonis previously served as the Toronto Maple Leafs' General Manager and Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations. Before joining Toronto in 2008, Nonis spent four years as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks. He joined the Canucks in 1998 as Senior Vice President, Director of Hockey Operations after serving four seasons as the NHL's Manager of Hockey Operations.

Bettle will oversee all aspects as it relates to strength and conditioning, nutrition, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and all factors pertaining to athlete performance optimization. Bettle spent the previous four seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization as Director of Sports Science and Performance, overseeing all areas of the Maple Leafs, Marlies and prospect training, nutrition and treatment programs. Prior to his time with the Maple Leafs, Bettle spent four seasons as the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Director of Nutrition for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association.

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