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Ducks Assign Smith-Pelly, Activate Silfverberg

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the club has assigned right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the team has activated Jakob Silfverberg off injured reserve.

Smith-Pelly, 21 (6/14/92), appeared in six preseason games for the Ducks last month, scoring 1-2=3 points with eight penalty minutes (PIM). Among team leaders, Smith-Pelly ranked tied for third in preseason scoring and tied for fifth in shots on net (10). In 2012-13, the 6-0, 222-pound winger went scoreless in seven regular-season games with the Ducks. He played the remainder of last season with Norfolk, earning 14-18=32 points with 65 PIM in 65 contests.

Selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Smith-Pelly made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2011-12, collecting 7-6=13 points with 16 PIM in 49 contests. The Scarborough, Ontario native appeared in his first contest with the Ducks at 19 years, three months and 23 days on Oct. 7 at Buffalo (Helsinki, Finland), becoming the third-youngest player to appear in an Anaheim uniform. Smith-Pelly scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 9, 2011 vs. Nashville (Rinne). In 69 career AHL contests, he has amassed 14-19=33 points with 67 PIM.

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