The Ducks announced on Friday that they have assigned center Mark Mowers to SC Bern of the Swiss National League.
Mowers, 33 (2/16/74), appeared in 17 games for Anaheim
this season, scoring a goal (1-0=1) with eight penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-11, 174-pound center spent the 2006-07 season with the Boston Bruins, scoring 5-12=17 points with 26 PIM in 78 games played. He set numerous career highs with the Bruins last season, including goals, assists, points, PIM, games played and average TOI (12:00).
Mowers was acquired from Boston
in exchange for defensemen Brett Skinner and Nathan Saunders on Sept. 24, 2007. He has played in seven NHL seasons with Nashville
. In 278 career NHL games, he has collected 18-44=62 points with 70 PIM. The Decatur
native was originally signed by Nashville
as a free agent on June 11, 1998.
During a four-year collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire
, Mowers earned Hockey East Rookie of the Year honors in 1995 and was named to the NCAA East First All-American Team and Hockey East Second All-Star Team in 1998. With Nashville
’s development affiliate in Milwaukee
, he won the Ken McKenzie Trophy as the International Hockey League’s U.S.-born Rookie of the Year in 1999.