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Ducks Sign D Holzer to One-Year Contract

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have signed defenseman Korbinian Holzer to a one-year contract through the 2016-17 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Holzer, 28 (2/16/88), has scored 2-10=12 points with 65 penalty minutes (PIM) in 87 career NHL games with Anaheim and Toronto. The Munich, Germany native set NHL career highs in games played (34), assists (6), points (6) and shots (32) during the 2014-15 season with Toronto. The Ducks acquired Holzer from Toronto on Mar. 2, 2015 in exchange for Eric Brewer and Anaheim's fifth-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Selected by the Maple Leafs in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft, Holzer split the 2015-16 season with the Ducks and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in San Diego. The 6-3, 215-pound blueliner collected 0-3=3 points with 10 PIM in 29 games with Anaheim and 0-3=3 points with a +2 rating in nine AHL contests with San Diego.

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