The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed free-agent defenseman Joe Callahan to a one-year contract and center Brandon Segal to a two-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
Callahan, 24, (12/20/82), played in 78 games last season with San Antonio of the American Hockey League (AHL), scoring 1-13=14 points with 65 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-3, 221-pound blueliner set professional career highs in assists and points last season.
A Brockton, Mass. native, Callahan has played in 246 career AHL games, collecting 6-30=36 points with 231 PIM. Before turning pro, he played 94 career games at Yale in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and recorded 11-33=44 points with 96 PIM.
Callahan was originally drafted by Phoenix in the third round (70th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Segal, 24, (7/12/83), spent the 2006-07 season with Milwaukee (AHL), scoring 20-9=29 points with 84 penalty minutes (PIM) in 77 games played. In four playoff games, he collected 1-0=1 point with two PIM. In 259 career AHL games, Segal has scored 56-42=98 points.
Segal was acquired from Nashville in exchange for future considerations on June 26, 2007. He was originally drafted by Nashville in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.