The Ducks have recalled left wing Jean-Francois Jacques from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Jacque was assigned to Syracuse yesterday and had two goals and an assist in the Crunch's 7-0 win over Lake Erie last night.
Jacques, 26 (4/29/85), has appeared in five contests with Syracuse this season, collecting 2-2=4 points with a +2 rating and two penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-4, 220-pound winger was originally recalled by Anaheim on Oct. 23 but did not make an NHL appearance prior to being reassigned to Syracuse on Oct. 25. Signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 6, Jacques was originally assigned to the Crunch on Sept. 29.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Jacques appeared in 51 games for the Edmonton Oilers in 2010-11, collecting 4-1=5 points with 63 PIM. He tied a career high in goals and established a personal best in appearances during his sixth season with Edmonton. In addition, Jacques ranked fifth on the Oilers with 111 hits. He also appeared in four AHL games with Oklahoma City last season, recording one goal (1-0=1) with 15 PIM.
Selected by Edmonton in the second round (68th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Jacques has scored 9-8=17 points with 185 PIM in 160 career NHL games. He made his professional debut with the Edmonton Roadrunners (AHL) in 2004-05 and has since appeared in 155 career AHL games, earning 49-57=106 points with 282 PIM.