ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Aaron Rome from the Portland Pirates, Anaheim's development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Rome, 23 (9/27/83), has appeared in 33 games with Portland in 2006-2007, earning 4-9=13 points with 55 penalty minutes and a +8 rating. The 6-1, 230-pound defenseman played 64 games with Portland a season ago, setting professional career highs in goals (5), assists (19) and points (24). Rome has never appeared in an NHL game.
A native of Nesbitt, Manitoba, Rome was signed as a free agent on June 7, 2004. He was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.