The Ducks have signed right wing Troy Bodie to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bodie is expected to report to Syracuse, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), today.
Bodie, 26 (1/25/85), appeared in four preseason contests with the Winnipeg Jets as a pro tryout, scoring one goal (1-0=1) with 14 penalty minutes (PIM) and a +3 rating. The 6-4, 213-pound winger appeared in a career-high 59 NHL contests with Anaheim and Carolina in 2010-11, scoring 1-3=4 points with 61 PIM. Bodie began last season with the Ducks before being claimed on waivers by the Hurricanes on Nov. 16, 2010. He made his NHL debut with Anaheim on Jan. 16, 2009 at Pittsburgh and scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 17, 2010 vs. Calgary as part of a career-high two-game goal streak (2-0=2, Jan. 17-19, 2010). In 107 career NHL games, Bodie has scored 6-5=11 points with 141 PIM.
Selected by Edmonton in the ninth round (278th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Bodie was originally signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 22, 2008. He has appeared in 185 career AHL contests, notching 32-24=56 points with 298 PIM. The Portage la Prairie, Manitoba native scored his first professional hat trick on Dec. 19, 2009 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in a 4-3 Toronto (AHL) win. Bodie advanced to three consecutive Memorial Cup tournaments from 2003-05 with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL), winning the championship with the club in 2004.