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Ducks Recall Friberg from San Diego (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have recalled left wing Max Friberg from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Friberg, 23 (11/20/92), was scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM) in five games with the Ducks earlier this season. Originally recalled from San Diego on Nov. 3, Friberg made his Anaheim season debut on Nov. 4 in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Florida Panthers at Honda Center. Selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft Friberg has gone scoreless with two PIM in six career NHL games with the Ducks.

A native of Skovde, Sweden, Friberg collected 5-10=15 points with two PIM in 20 games with the Gulls this season. The 5-11, 200-pound winger ranked tied for fourth among San Diego leaders in scoring, goals and assists at the time of his recall. Friberg has scored 38-58=96 points with 103 PIM in 158 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-16) and Norfolk (2012-15). He has also appeared in 10 career Calder Cup Playoff games, collecting 3-2=5 points with two PIM. Friberg led all players at the 2012 World Junior Championship in goals and ranked tied for second in scoring (9-2=11). He became the first Anaheim draft pick to be named to the tournament All-Star Team since Paul Kariya in 1993 after helping lead Sweden to a gold-medal victory.

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