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Ducks Reassign Benoit, Mahura to San Diego

by Ducks Staff /

The Ducks have reassigned defensemen Simon Benoit and Josh Mahura to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Benoit, 22 (9/19/98), appeared in six NHL games with the Ducks in 2020-21, including his NHL debut Apr. 28 at Los Angeles. Benoit has scored 1-7=8 points with a +6 rating and 32 PIM in 35 AHL games with San Diego this season.

Signed as a free agent, Mar. 7, 2019, the Laval, Quebec native has collected 7-36=43 points with a +37 rating and 104 PIM in 156 career AHL games with San Diego. Benoit leads the Gulls in games played and paced club blueliners in plus/minus since his AHL debut in 2018-19. The 6-3, 191-pound defenseman

Mahura, 23 (5/5/98), recorded 1-3=4 points and four PIM in 13 games with Anaheim this season. The 6-0, 186-pound defenseman has earned 3-10=13 points and 10 PIM in 41 career games with the Ducks.

Selected by Anaheim in the third round (85th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Mahura has earned 5-13=18 points with a +8 rating in 25 AHL games with San Diego in 2020-21. The St. Albert, Alberta native has collected 10-=48=58 points with a +5 rating and 62 PIM in 109 career AHL games with San Diego. 

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