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Ducks Recall Platt from Portland

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks announced today that they have recalled center Geoff Platt from the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Platt, 22 (7/10/85), scored 7-9=16 points with a +6 rating and six penalty minutes (PIM) in nine games with the Pirates this season.  Acquired from Columbus in exchange for defenseman Aaron Rome and left wing Clay Wilson on Nov. 15, 2007, Platt began the season with the Syracuse Crunch (Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate).  In 24 AHL games between the Pirates and Crunch, he recorded 11-12=23 points with a +5 rating and 12 PIM.  

Originally signed by Columbus as a free agent on Nov. 25, 2005, Platt has appeared in 41 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, earning 4-10=14 points with 26 PIM during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.  He spent the majority of last season in Syracuse, where he led the club in goals and finished third in points (28-21=49).

A native of Toronto, Ontario, the 5-9, 175-pound center also appeared in 248 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) contests, earning 106-86=192 points with 270 PIM.  He scored 45-34=79 points in 68 games in 2004-05, ranking second in the league in goals and power play goals (20).

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