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Ducks Reassign LW Friberg to Norfolk (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have reassigned forward Max Friberg to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Friberg, 22 (11/20/92), made his NHL debut on Dec. 28 vs. Vancouver, going scoreless in 8:47 time-on-ice (TOI) with two hits. Recalled from Norfolk on Dec. 28, Friberg collected 5-6=11 points with eight penalty minutes (PIM) in 14 games this season. Friberg, who also recorded two power-play goals and one shorthanded goal, ranked second among team leaders in points-per-game (0.79) and tied for fifth in scoring for Norfolk. The 5-11, 200-pound forward co-led the Admirals in December scoring and tied for second in assists, collecting 4-4=8 points in 10 games.

Selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Friberg has scored 23-29=52 points with 63 PIM in 94 career AHL games with Norfolk. He has also appeared in 10 career Calder Cup Playoff games, collecting 3-2=5 points with two PIM. A native of Skovde, Sweden, Friberg led all players at the 2012 World Junior Championship in goals and ranked tied for second in scoring (9-2=11). He became the first Anaheim draft pick to be named to the tournament All-Star Team since Paul Kariya in 1993 after helping lead Sweden to a gold-medal victory.

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