The Ducks have signed defenseman Luke Schenn, left wing Brian Gibbons, right wings Carter Rowney and Anton Rodin, center Ben Street and goaltender Jared Coreau via free agency.
"We needed to get faster, so the primary goal was to add some speed up front with some depth signings," said Ducks Executive Vice President & General Manager Bob Murray. "We also wanted a veteran defenseman with NHL experience and strong leadership traits [Schenn]. We did inquire about other 'big names' on the market over the last week, but found the prices extremely high. We will continue to look to improve our team in other areas."
Luke Schenn - One-year contract through the 2018-19 NHL season
Schenn, 28 (11/2/89), has played 708 career NHL games, scoring 30-113=143 points. He spent the previous two seasons with Arizona, collecting 2-13=15 points in 142 games.
A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Schenn was drafted fifth overall by Toronto in the 2008 NHL Draft. He was named to the All-Rookie Team in 2008-09 while playing 70 games (2-12=14 points). He was acquired by Philadelphia on June 23, 2012 in exchange for James van Riemsdyk. Schenn was later acquired by Los Angeles with Vincent Lecavalier in exchange for Jordan Weal and a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft on Jan. 6, 2016. He signed with Arizona as a free agent on July 23, 2016.
Schenn has represented Canada on several occasions, including winning a gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championship. He also played for Canada at World Championships in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Brian Gibbons - One-year contract through the 2018-19 NHL season
A native of Braintree, MA, Gibbons has played 125 career NHL games, scoring 17-31=48 points with a +17 rating. He set NHL career highs in goals (12), assists (14), points (26), plus/minus (+10) and games (59) with New Jersey last season, and also played for Team USA at the 2018 World Championship.
Gibbons, 30 (2/26/88), played for Boston College (Hockey East) from 2007-11 and was named a First-Team All Star in 2009-10 (16-34=50 points in 42 games). He was signed by Pittsburgh on Apr. 4, 2011 and played 41 games with the Penguins in 2013-14 (5-12=17 points with a +5 rating). He also appeared in 25 NHL games with Columbus in 2014-15, recording five assists.
Carter Rowney - Three-year contract through the 2020-21 NHL season
Rowney, 29 (5/10/89), was a member of the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, appearing in 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games (0-3=3). Rowney has played 71 career NHL games with Pittsburgh the last two seasons, collecting 5-7=12 points. Last season, the 6-2, 200-pound forward ranked second among team leaders in shorthanded faceoff wins (47), and third among forwards in shorthanded time-on-ice per game (2:14) and shorthanded blocked shots (12). Rowney also owned the third-best faceoff win percentage among Pittsburgh forwards with a 52.9% mark.
A native of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Rowney played five seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Abbotsford. He collected 47-66=133 points with a +42 rating in 191 career AHL games from 2012-17. In four collegiate seasons with North Dakota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), Rowney helped lead the Fighting Hawks to three consecutive WCHA championships from 2010-12.
Anton Rodin - One-year contract through the 2018-19 NHL season
Rodin, 27 (11/21/90), has appeared in three NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks, earning one assist during the 2016-17 season. Rodin split last season with Utica of the American Hockey League (AHL) and Davos of the Swiss National League, combining for 2-6=8 points in 15 games. Rodin added 3-4=7 points in six playoff games for Davos in the spring.
Selected by Vancouver in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Rodin has collected 15-29=44 points in 121 career AHL games with Utica (2016-18) and Chicago (2011-13). A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Rodin was named the Swedish Hockey League's Most Valuable Player in 2015-16 and helped Team Sweden to bronze at the 2010 World Junior Championship (3-7=10 points in six games).
Ben Street - One-year contract through the 2018-19 NHL season
Street, 31 (2/13/87), has earned three assists in 35 career NHL games with Calgary (2012-14), Colorado (2014-16) and Detroit (2016-17). The 5-11, 200-pound center made his NHL debut with Calgary on Feb. 9, 2013 at Vancouver and earned his first career NHL point on Apr. 26, 2013 at Chicago.
A native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Street has collected 144-213=357 points with a +33 rating in 428 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Abbotsford, Lake Erie, San Antonio and Grand Rapids. Street helped Grand Rapids to a Calder Cup Championship in 2017 and led the Griffins in points and assists during the 2017-18 regular season. Prior to his professional career, Street was a member of Wisconsin's 2006 national championship team and played five seasons with the Badgers from 2005-10.
Jared Coreau - One-year, two-way contract through the 2018-19 season
Coreau, 26 (11/5/91), has appeared in 21 career NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings from 2016-18, posting a 5-9-4 record and two shutouts. The 6-6, 220-pound goaltender helped lead Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League (AHL) to a Calder Cup Championship in 2017 after going 15-4 with a 2.84 GAA and .909 SV% in 19 playoff games.
A native of Perth, Ontario, Coreau owns an 85-48-13 record with 13 shutouts, a 2.44 GAA and .918 SV% in 148 career AHL games with Grand Rapids. He has reached the Calder Cup Playoffs in four of his five AHL seasons, going 18-8 with one shutout, a 2.66 GAA and .915 SV% in 26 career games.