The Ducks have assigned center Maxime Macenauer to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Macenauer, 22 (1/4/89), appeared in 29 contests for Anaheim this season, collecting 1-3=4 points with 18 penalty minutes (PIM). He scored his first career NHL goal (Greiss), the game-winner on Oct. 14 vs. San Jose (1-0). The 6-0, 202-pound center made his NHL debut on Oct. 7 at Buffalo in Helsinki, Finland as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere, collecting an assist in 10:35 time-on-ice (TOI).
Selected by Anaheim in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Macenauer made his AHL debut with Syracuse in 2010-11, scoring 13-19=32 points with 65 PIM in 79 contests. The Laval, Quebec native has also appeared in 45 ECHL games, notching 5-16=21 points with 49 PIM. Macenauer played his junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2005-09, scoring 54-72=126 points with 145 PIM in 176 games.