The Ducks announced today that they have recalled center Andrew Ebbett from the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Ebbett, 25 (1/2/83), has appeared in two games with the Ducks, going scoreless with a +3 rating and two penalty minutes (PIM). He made his NHL debut on Feb. 22 vs. the St. Louis Blues, recording two shots and a +1 rating in 11:57 time on ice (TOI). In 56 games with the Pirates, Ebbett scored 13-45=58 points with 60 PIM. At the time of his recall, he ranked tied for fifth in the AHL in points, fourth in assists and tied for eighth in power play assists (19). He recorded 18 multiple-point games with Portland, including seven three-point contests, the last being a 5-1 victory over Norfolk last Tuesday.
Signed as a free agent on May 16, 2007, Ebbett made his professional hockey debut in 2006-07 with Binghamton (Ottawa’s AHL affiliate), scoring 26-39=65 points in 71 games. He led the Senators in assists and ranked second in points while posting a +7 rating last season.
A native of Vernon, B.C., Ebbett played four seasons with the University of Michigan from 2002-2006. He appeared in 167 games with the Wolverines, collecting 38-106=144 points with 131 PIM. In his senior season, Ebbett finished eighth in scoring in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and was named a finalist for the CCHA Best Defensive Forward award. As a junior, he led Michigan to the CCHA title while setting a collegiate career high for assists in a season (31).