The Ducks have reassigned left wings Patrick Maroon and Jean-Francois Jacques to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Maroon, 23 (4/23/88), went scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM) in two games with the Ducks. He recorded 15:19 time-on-ice (TOI) in his NHL debut on Oct. 25 at Chicago and also appeared in Anaheim’s 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild last night at Xcel Energy Center. Acquired from Philadelphia with David Laliberte in exchange for Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson on Nov. 21, 2010, Maroon has collected 4-4=8 points with a +6 rating and 15 PIM in six games with Syracuse this season.
Selected by Philadelphia in the sixth round (161st overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Maroon has appeared in 220 career AHL games with Philadelphia (2007-09), Adirondack (2009-11) and Syracuse (2010-11), scoring 64-98=162 with 300 PIM. The St. Louis, MO native has also appeared in four career Calder Cup Playoff games with the Phantoms, earning 1-2=3 points with 13 PIM.
Jacques, 26 (4/29/85), has appeared in five contests with Syracuse this season, collecting 2-2=4 points with a +2 rating and two penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-4, 220-pound winger scored a season-high 2-1=3 points in his most recent game, a 7-0 Syracuse victory on Oct. 26 at Lake Erie. Signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 6, Jacques was originally assigned to the Crunch on Sept. 29.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Jacques appeared in 51 games for the Edmonton Oilers in 2010-11, collecting 4-1=5 points with 63 PIM. He tied a career high in goals and established a personal best in appearances during his sixth season with Edmonton. In addition, Jacques ranked fifth on the Oilers with 111 hits. He also appeared in four AHL games with Oklahoma City last season, recording one goal (1-0=1) with 15 PIM.
Selected by Edmonton in the second round (68th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Jacques has scored 9-8=17 points with 185 PIM in 160 career NHL games. He made his professional debut with the Edmonton Roadrunners (AHL) in 2004-05 and has since appeared in 155 career AHL games, earning 49-57=106 points with 282 PIM.