The Ducks have signed center Mike Santorelli to a one-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Santorelli, 29, has appeared in 336 NHL games, scoring 55-65=120 points with 70 penalty minutes (PIM). He played in 79 NHL games last year with Toronto and Nashville, scoring 12-21=33 points with 14 PIM. He was acquired by Nashville with Cody Franson from Toronto in exchange for Nashville’s first-round selection in the 2015 Draft, and forwards Brendan Leipsic and Olli Jokinen.
A native of Vancouver, B.C., Santorelli was drafted by Nashville in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft. He has played with Nashville, Florida, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto in his career, setting career-highs with 20-21=41 points in 82 games with the Panthers in 2010-11.
Santorelli played at Northern Michigan from 2004-07 before turning professional and joining the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL. He played in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game and made his NHL debut with the Predators in the 2008-09 season, appearing in seven games.