The Ducks announced on Friday that they have recalled right wing Dan Sexton from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Sexton, 22 (4/29/87), appeared in five games for Manitoba this season, collecting 1-2=3 points with a +2 rating. He began the season with Bakersfield, Anaheim’s development affiliate in the ECHL. In 18 games with the Condors, Sexton scored 13-13=26 points with a +8 rating and 14 penalty minutes (PIM). He earned ECHL Player of the Week honors for Nov. 16-22 after posting 5-4=9 points and helping lead Bakersfield to a 4-0-0 week. Assigned to Manitoba on Nov. 24, Sexton’s 26 points still rank fifth among ECHL league leaders and his 13 goals are tied for second.
Signed as a free agent on Apr. 7, 2009, Sexton played all 38 games with Bowling Green last season, collecting 17-22=39 points with 20 PIM. Among Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) leaders, Sexton ranked tied for fifth in scoring and fifth in goals. He was also tied for second in the CCHA with two shorthanded goals, tied for fifth with 18 power play points and tied for ninth with three game-winning goals. Sexton earned honorable mention from the CCHA in March when the 2008-09 All-CCHA First and Second Teams were announced.
A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Sexton began his collegiate career at Bowling Green in 2007-08, scoring 7-14=21 points with 42 PIM in 38 games. He ranked fifth on the Falcons in scoring and first in shorthanded goals (3) while also recording two power play goals and five multiple-point games. Sexton earned CCHA Rookie of the Week honors with 2-2=4 points in a weekend sweep of Western Michigan, Jan. 18-19, 2008.