The Ducks has assigned right wing Dan Sexton and left wing Matt Beleskey to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Sexton, 23 (4/29/87), appeared in seven contests with Anaheim this season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM) while averaging 11:28 TOI. He was sidelined for the last seven games with a broken nose, which was surgically repaired on Oct. 28. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a puck on Oct. 23 at Detroit. The 5-10, 174-pound winger appeared in his first NHL season with Anaheim in 2009-10, scoring 9-10=19 points with a +2 rating and 16 PIM over 41 games. He led all Ducks rookies in assists and points. In addition, his points-per-game average (.46) ranked tied for 10th in the NHL among rookies, while his 6-5=11 points in the month of December ranked second among NHL rookies. Signed as a free agent on Apr. 9, 2007, Sexton has appeared in 48 career NHL contests, collecting 9-10=19 points with 18 PIM.
Beleskey, 22 (6/7/88), appeared in 10 contests with Anaheim this season, collecting 0-2=2 points with two PIM. The 6-0, 198-pound winger logged a season-high 19:17 TOI on Oct. 23 at Detroit. Beleskey missed the last six games after suffering a concussion in the Ducks’ Oct. 26 contest at Dallas. He appeared in 60 contests for Anaheim in his rookie NHL season in 2009-10, scoring 11-7=18 points with 35 PIM. He ranked tied for 10th among league rookies in goals and tied for third in game-winning goals (3). His 5-1=6 points in January 2010 ranked tied for second among NHL rookies in goal scoring for the month. The Windsor, Ontario native scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 5 vs. Detroit. He also appeared in two NHL contests during the 2008-09 season, making his NHL debut on Jan. 9 vs. Tampa Bay. Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Beleskey has earned 11-9=20 points with 37 PIM in 72 NHL contests.