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Ducks Sign Brittain to Entry-Level Deal

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks announced on Friday that they have signed left wing Josh Brittain to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, no terms of the deal were disclosed.

Brittain, 20 (1/3/90), split his fourth Ontario Hockey League (OHL) season with Barrie and Plymouth in 2009-10, collecting 15-17=32 points with 130 penalty minutes (PIM) in 68 games. Brittain also appeared in nine OHL playoff games with Plymouth, scoring 1-0=1 point with five PIM. Brittain, who was a member of the OHL All-Stars at the 2009 Canada-Russia Subway Super Series in Windsor, Ontario, began the season with Barrie before being acquired by Plymouth on Oct. 23. The 6-5, 217-pound winger had a season-high four-game point streak (1-3=4) from Nov. 12-20 and set season highs in points on Oct. 10 vs. Erie (1-2=3) and goals on Dec. 29 at Sarnia (2-0=2).

Originally selected by Anaheim in the third round (71st overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Brittain played for both Kingston and Barrie (OHL) in 2008-09, setting career highs in goals (32) and points (52). He recorded a pair of hat tricks in 2008-09, including Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa and Feb. 12 vs. Owen Sound, tying a career high. Brittain spent his first two OHL seasons with Kingston, finishing fourth in team scoring (28-23=51) in 2007-08 and third in goal scoring in 2006-07 (5-12=17).

A native of Milton, Ontario, Brittain has appeared in 258 career OHL games, registering 80-72=152 points with 370 PIM. Prior to being drafted by Anaheim, he won the gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 Under-18 IIHF World Championships in Russia with fellow Ducks prospects Brandon McMillan and Nicolas Deschamps.
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