The Ducks have recalled defenseman Simon Benoit from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Benoit, 21 (9/19/98), has collected 3-15=18 points with a +14 rating and 40 penalty minutes (PIM) in 74 career AHL games with San Diego. He has also appeared in 16 career Calder Cup Playoff games with the Gulls, earning 0-3=3 points and six PIM. One of two San Diego defensemen to appear in all nine team games this season, Benoit has earned 1-1=2 points with seven PIM with the Gulls.
Signed as a free agent Mar. 7, 2019, Benoit recorded 2-14=16 points in 65 games with San Diego last season. He co-led the Gulls and ranked tied for fourth among AHL rookie defensemen in plus/minus (+16) last season, while also leading Gulls defensemen in games and ranking third in assists. The 6-3, 191-pound blueliner has yet to make his NHL debut.