The Ducks announced on Saturday that they have recalled left wing Kyle Calder from the Bakersfield Condors, Anaheim’s development affiliate in the ECHL.
Calder, 30 (1/5/79), scored 3-3=6 points with a +4 rating in five games with Bakersfield this season. Signed by Anaheim to a one-year contract and assigned to Bakersfield on Oct. 28, Calder attended the Ducks’ 2009 Training Camp on a tryout basis in September, going scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM) in four games. The Manville, Alberta native, who was released from his tryout on Sept. 26, spent the 2008-09 regular season with Los Angeles, recording 8-19=27 points with 41 PIM in 74 games.
Originally selected by Chicago in the fifth round (130th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Calder has played nine NHL seasons with the Blackhawks (1999-06), Philadelphia Flyers (2006-07), Detroit Red Wings (2006-07) and Los Angeles Kings (2007-09). In 576 career NHL games, he has collected 114-178=292 points with 301 PIM. During his career, Calder has recorded two 20-goal seasons (2003-04 and 2005-06) and twice appeared in 80-plus games in a single season (2001-02 and 2002-03). In the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Calder appeared in a career-high 13 games with Detroit before falling to Anaheim in the Western Conference Finals.