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Ducks Sign Sustr to One-Year Contract

by Anaheim Ducks / AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks have signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year contract through the 2018-19 NHL season.

Sustr, 27 (11/29/90), has collected 10-53=63 points in 318 career games with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 6-7, 220-pound defenseman has also appeared in 46 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Lightning, earning 2-3=5 points with a +8 rating. Sustr was a member of the 2015 Tampa Bay team that advanced to the Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago, appearing in all 26 playoff games (1-1=2 points, +4 rating). He set regular-season career highs in goals (4), assists (17) and points (21) in 2015-16, and established a personal best in games played in 2016-17 (80).

A native of Plzen, Czech Republic, Sustr represented his country at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and the 2010 World Junior Championship. Prior to signing as a free agent with Tampa Bay, Sustr played three collegiate seasons with the University of Nebraska Omaha of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) from 2010-13. He appeared in 111 career WCHA games with the Mavericks, recording 15-36=51 points with a +19 rating.

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