The Ducks have recalled defenseman Shea Theodore
to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Theodore, 20 (8/3/95), has appeared in 47 AHL games this season, scoring 8-23=31 points with 32 penalty minutes (PIM). He has also collected 2-4=6 points with a +3 rating in 13 games with the Ducks this season. Theodore made his NHL debut on Dec. 29 at Calgary and became the first Ducks rookie to have his first NHL goal come as a power play/game-winning tally since Shane O’Brien (Oct. 18, 2006 vs. Detroit) on Jan. 13 vs. Ottawa.
Selected by Anaheim in the first round (26th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Theodore was named the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Defenseman of the Year in 2014-15. He concluded his WHL career as Seattle’s all-time leader in goals (58) and points (212) by a defenseman. Theodore also won gold with Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal, scoring 1-1=2 points with a +12 rating in seven tournament games.