The Ducks have recalled defenseman Brendan Mikkelson from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Mikkelson, 22 (6/22/87), has recorded 0-2=2 points with eight penalty minutes (PIM) in 22 contests for Anaheim this season. The 6-3, 205-pound blueliner was originally recalled from Toronto on Oct. 11 and reassigned to the Marlies on Dec. 2. He did not appear in a game with Anaheim in his most recent recall on Feb. 25 (reassigned on Mar. 1). In 48 games this season with the Marlies, Mikkelson earned 7-15=22 points with 43 PIM. He led all club defensemen in goals, points and assists at the time of his recall. In 56 career NHL games, the Regina, Saskatchewan native has scored 0-4=4 points with 25 PIM.
Selected by Anaheim in the second round (31st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Mikkelson made his NHL debut on Jan. 2, 2009 vs. Philadelphia and earned his first career NHL point with an assist in a 4-3 victory on Jan. 31, 2009 at Colorado. Mikkelson began the 2008-09 regular season with Anaheim’s then-AHL affiliate in Iowa, earning 2-8=10 points and 18 PIM in 31 games. In 145 career AHL games, Mikkelson has earned 15-33=48 points with 111 PIM. In 2008, Mikkelson helped the Portland Pirates to an AHL Eastern Conference Finals appearance, earning 2-6=8 points in 14 Calder Cup Playoff games.