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Ducks Sign Rasmussen to One-Year Contract

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The Ducks have signed forward Dennis Rasmussen to a one-year contract through the 2017-18 season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

Rasmussen, 27 (7/3/90), has collected 8-9=17 points with a +5 rating and 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 112 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks. He played the entire 2016-17 season with the Blackhawks, recording 4-4=8 points with 12 PIM in 68 games. Rasmussen made his debut in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this spring, scoring his first career postseason goal against Pekka Rinne in Game 3 of the First Round on April 17 at Nashville.  

A native of Vasteras, Sweden, Rasmussen has represented his country in several international tournaments since 2009. The 6-3, 205-pound center won bronze for Team Sweden at the 2014 World Championship in Russia and 2010 World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan. Following the 2014 World Championship, Rasmussen signed as a free agent with Chicago and made his North American debut in 2014-15 with Rockford of the American Hockey League (AHL), earning 13-14=27 points with a +9 rating and 30 PIM in 73 games.

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