The Ducks have signed center Shawn Horcoff
to a one-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Horcoff, 36 (9/17/78), collected 11-18=29 points with a +9 rating and 27 PIM in 76 games for Dallas last season. The 6-1, 205-pound center ranked second on the team in plus/minus and tied for fifth in power-play goals (4) and shooting percentage (13.4). He won 237-of-472 faceoff attempts, good for a 50.2 win percentage.
Selected by Edmonton in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 1998 NHL Draft, Horcoff has scored 180-316=496 points with 590 penalty minutes (PIM) in 949 career NHL games with Edmonton and Dallas. A veteran of four trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Horcoff has earned 11-18=29 points with a +10 rating and 23 PIM in 41 career postseason games. He helped lead Edmonton to Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final against Carolina, recording playoff career bests in goals (7), assists (12), points (19) and games played (24). Horcoff also played all six games of the Stars’ 2014 First Round series against Anaheim, scoring 1-5=6 points with a +5 rating and five PIM. During his stay in Edmonton, Horcoff was elected to the NHL All-Star Game in 2008 and served as team captain for his final three seasons with the Oilers.
A native of Trail, British Columbia, Horcoff has represented Canada at three IIHF World Championships since his international debut in 2003. All three of his Team Canada squads medaled, including back-to-back golds in 2003 and 2004, and silver at the 2009 championship.