Ducks Sign Former Yale Center Antoine Laganiere to Two-Year Entry Level Deal
/ Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have agreed to terms with center Antoine Laganiere on a two-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
A 6-5, 214-pound center, Laganiere recently completed his collegiate career with Yale University (ECAC), which won the NCAA Division 1 Championship this past Saturday (Apr. 13) at the Frozen Four Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA. Laganiere, 22 (7/5/1990), collected 15-14=29 points in 37 games this season with the Bulldogs. He ranked third on the club in scoring, second in power play goals (6) and tied for second in game-winning goals (3). Laganiere scored Yale’s second goal in a 3-2 overtime thriller over University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the Semifinal on Apr. 11.
A native of Ile Cadieux, Quebec, Laganiere has earned 46-39=85 points with 137 penalty minutes (PIM) over 122 games in four collegiate seasons. He scored his first career hat trick (3-0=3) in the first round of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament vs. Princeton on Mar. 4, 2012. His five goals from Mar. 2-4 vs. Princeton in the three-game playoff series earned him ECAC Player of the Week honors. Laganiere was also named to the Academic All-ECAC squad in 2010-11 during his sophomore season.