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Ducks Sign Kelly to One-Year Contract

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The Ducks have signed center Chris Kelly to a one-year contract through the 2017-18 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kelly, 37 (11/11/80), served as captain for Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, collecting 2-1=3 points with a +2 rating in six games. Kelly netted two goals, including the game-winner, in the Bronze Medal match to help Canada defeat the Czech Republic, 6-4. Kelly also helped Canada to a championship at the 2017 Spengler Cup, played in Davos, Switzerland from Dec. 26-31, 2017.

Selected by Ottawa in the third round (94th overall) of the 1999 NHL Draft, Kelly helped lead the Boston Bruins to the 2011 Stanley Cup championship after earning 5-8=13 points in 25 postseason games. He also reached the Stanley Cup Final with the Bruins in 2013, appearing in 22 games. Kelly has played 13 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins, collecting 123-166=289 points with a +39 rating and 415 penalty minutes (PIM) in 833 career NHL games.

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Kelly also appeared in 16 games for the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL) earlier this season. The 6-0, 194-pound center registered 0-2=2 points with 10 PIM with Belleville.

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