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Ducks Get Aubin, Leach; Deal Bochenski

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks announced today that they acquired goaltender J.S. Aubin from Los Angeles in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In addition, the Ducks acquired defenseman Jay Leach from Tampa Bay in exchange for right wing Brandon Segal and a seventh round pick in the 2008 NHL Draft. The Ducks also traded right wing Brandon Bochenski to Nashville in exchange for future considerations.

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Aubin, 30 (7/19/77), appeared in 19 games with the Kings this season, going 5-6-0 with a 3.19 goals against average (GAA) and .886 save percentage (SV%). He was assigned to Los Angeles’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Manchester on Feb. 8 and appeared in one game with the Monarchs. Aubin will report to the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the AHL.

Part of the first-ever trade between the Ducks and Kings, Aubin has played in the NHL with Pittsburgh (1998-2004), Toronto (2005-07) and Los Angeles (2007-08). He has appeared in 218 career NHL games between the Penguins, Maple Leafs and Kings, posting an 80-83-11-7 record with a 2.93 GAA and .900 SV%.

Leach, 28 (9/2/79), played in two games for Tampa Bay this season, going scoreless. He spent most of the season with Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate in Norfolk, scoring 3-8=11 points with a +12 rating and 54 penalty minutes (PIM).  Leach, who made his NHL debut with Boston in 2005-06, will report to Portland.

Segal, 24 (7/12/83), scored 5-9=14 points with a +1 rating and 46 PIM in 54 games for Portland this season. Acquired from Nashville for future considerations on June 25, 2007, Segal spent the 2006-07 season with the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL, scoring 20-9=29 points with 84 PIM in 77 games played

Bochenski, 25 (4/4/82), appeared in 12 games with the Ducks this season, collecting 2-2=4 points with a +2 rating and six PIM. Acquired from Boston in exchange for defenseman Shane Hnidy and Anaheim’s sixth round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Bochenski also played in 20 games for the Bruins this season, scoring 0-6=6 points with a +2 rating and six PIM.

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