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Ducks Recall LW Ritchie From San Diego (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

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

Ritchie, 20 (12/5/95), has collected one assist (0-1=1) with four penalty minutes (PIM) in 11 games for the Ducks this season. The 6-2, 232-pound winger registered his first career NHL point (assist) in a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 30 at Honda Center. Earning his first recall from the Gulls on Nov. 14, Ritchie became the 11th-youngest player to make his NHL debut with Anaheim at 19 years, 11 months and 11 days on Nov. 16 at Carolina.

Selected by Anaheim in the first round (10th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Ritchie recorded 15-13=28 points with 55 PIM in 33 games with the Gulls. He ranked tied for second among AHL rookies and tied for ninth overall in power-play goals (8), and co-led the league in first goals (6). Among team leaders, Ritchie paced the club in goals and points-per-game (0.85), and ranked third in scoring. One of nine rookies named to AHL All-Star rosters, Ritchie scored 2-1=3 points as a member of the Pacific Division team at the 2016 AHL All-Star Challenge on Feb. 1 in Syracuse.

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