The Ducks announced on Tuesday that they have signed center Rob Bordson to a two-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, no terms of the deal were disclosed.
Bordson, 21 (6/9/88), appeared in 40 games for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (UMD) in 2009-10, scoring 12-28=40 points with 18 penalty minutes (PIM). Bordson ranked sixth among Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) leaders in assists and third in power play points (6-17=23). He also finished second on UMD in assists, tied for third in scoring and fourth in goals as one of seven Bulldogs to appear in all 40 UMD games. Following the season, Bordson was named Inside College Hockey’s Breakthrough Player of the Year in the WCHA.
A native of Duluth, MN, Bordson played three WCHA seasons with the Bulldogs, collecting 13-34=47 points with 30 PIM in 82 games. The 6-2, 195-pound center’s 40-point gain from his sophomore to junior seasons represented the second largest one-year scoring improvement of any UMD player in 17 seasons. Prior to joining UMD, Bordson spent the 2006-07 season with Cedar Rapids of the United States Hockey League (USHL). He scored 6-29=35 points with 26 PIM in 47 games with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, ranking sixth on the club in points, fifth in assists, and fourth in power play assists (16).