The Ducks have reassigned defenseman Shea Theodore
to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Anaheim doesn't play again until after the All-Star Break, on February 2 vs. San Jose.
Theodore, 20 (8/3/95), collected 2-4=6 points with a +3 rating in 13 games with the Ducks this season. Theodore made his NHL debut on Dec. 29 at Calgary and became the first Ducks rookie to have his first NHL goal come as a power play/game-winning tally since Shane O’Brien (Oct. 18, 2006 vs. Detroit) on Jan. 13 vs. Ottawa. The 6-2, 195-pound blueliner began the season with San Diego, scoring 4-12=16 points with 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 27 games. Theodore returns to San Diego ranked second among team defensemen in scoring, assists, goals and power-play goals (3).
Selected by Anaheim in the first round (26th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Theodore was named the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Defenseman of the Year in 2014-15. He concluded his WHL career as Seattle’s all-time leader in goals (58) and points (212) by a defenseman. Theodore also won gold with Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal, scoring 1-1=2 points with a +12 rating in seven tournament games.