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Ducks Recall Smith-Pelly from Norfolk

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have recalled right wing Devante Smith-Pelly from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Smith-Pelly, 21 (6/14/92), has appeared in six games for the Admirals this season, scoring two shorthanded goals (2-0=2) with a +2 rating and two penalty minutes (PIM). He played six preseason games for the Ducks last month, recording 1-2=3 points with eight PIM. Among team leaders, Smith-Pelly ranked tied for third in preseason scoring and tied for fifth in shots on net (10). In 2012-13, the 6-0, 222-pound winger went scoreless in seven regular-season games with the Ducks. He played the remainder of last season with Norfolk, earning 14-18=32 points with 65 PIM in 65 contests.

Selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Smith-Pelly made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2011-12, collecting 7-6=13 points with 16 PIM in 49 contests. The Scarborough, Ontario native appeared in his first contest with the Ducks at 19 years, three months and 23 days on Oct. 7 at Buffalo (Helsinki, Finland), becoming the third-youngest player to appear in an Anaheim uniform. Smith-Pelly scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 9, 2011 vs. Nashville (Rinne). In 75 career AHL contests, he has amassed 16-19=35 points with 69 PIM.

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