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Ducks Recall Wideman from AHL San Diego

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The Ducks have recalled defenseman Chris Wideman from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Wideman, 29 (1/7/90), has appeared in 181 career NHL games with Florida, Edmonton and Ottawa, compiling 16-29=45 points with a +4 rating and 104 penalty minutes (PIM). Signed as a free agent July 16, 2019, Wideman helped the Senators to a berth in the 2017 Eastern Conference Final with 1-3=4 points in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games. The 5-10, 190-pound blueliner earned 2-5=7 points in 25 games with the Senators, Oilers and Panthers last season.

Selected by Ottawa in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Wideman collected 8-11=19 points with 28 PIM in 26 games with San Diego this season. Wideman led the Gulls in power-play goals (4), co-led in points, ranked tied for second in assists and third in goals at the time of his recall.

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