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Ducks Recall LW Friberg from Norfolk (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have recalled forward Max Friberg from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Friberg, 22 (11/20/92), collected 5-6=11 points with eight penalty minutes (PIM) in 14 games with Norfolk this season. Friberg, who also recorded two power-play goals and one shorthanded goal, ranked second among team leaders in points-per-game (0.79) and tied for fifth in scoring. The 5-11, 200-pound forward co-led the Admirals in December scoring and tied for second in assists, collecting 4-4=8 points in 10 games. Friberg has yet to make his NHL debut.

Selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Friberg has scored 23-29=52 points with 63 PIM in 94 career AHL games with Norfolk. He has also appeared in 10 career Calder Cup Playoff games, collecting 3-2=5 points with two PIM. A native of Skovde, Sweden, 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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