The Ducks have reassigned left wing Brandon McMillan to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
McMillan, 21 (3/22/90), appeared in 23 contests with Anaheim this season, collecting three assists (0-3=3) with 14 penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-10, 190-pound winger made his NHL debut during the 2010-11 season on Nov. 21, 2010 vs. Edmonton. He scored his first career goal in his third NHL game on Nov. 27, 2010, a 6-4 Anaheim win at Phoenix. McMillan ranked tied for third among NHL rookies in short-handed goals (2) during the 2010-11 season. The Delta, British Columbia native made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with Anaheim in 2011, collecting 1-1=2 points in the club’s six Conference Quarterfinal contests vs. Nashville. In 83 career regular season NHL contests, McMillan has scored 11-13=24 points with 32 PIM.
Selected by Anaheim in the third round (85th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, McMillan has also appeared in 16 career AHL contests with Syracuse, scoring 4-2=6 points with 10 PIM. He played four Western Hockey League (WHL) seasons with Kelowna from 2006-10, collecting 56-113=169 points with 221 PIM in 251 games.