The Anaheim Ducks announced on Monday that they have reassigned right wing Dan Sexton
, center Nick Bonino
and left wing Brandon McMillan
to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Sexton, 23 (4/29/87), appeared in eight games with Anaheim this season, scoring 0-1=1 point with two penalty minutes (PIM) while averaging 12:17 time-on-ice (TOI). He appeared in one contest in his most recent recall (Nov. 20), collecting his first point of the season (assist) on Saku Koivu
’s goal in last night’s contest vs. Edmonton at Honda Center. He was sidelined for seven games from Oct. 26-Nov. 9 with a broken nose, which was surgically repaired on Oct. 28. Originally assigned to Syracuse on Nov. 10, Sexton has collected 2-3=5 points with two PIM in four AHL contests. The Apple Valley, MN native was signed by the Ducks as a free agent on Apr. 7, 2009.
Bonino, 22 (4/20/88), appeared in 11 games for Anaheim, going scoreless with two PIM while averaging 9:09 TOI. He made his 2010-11 season debut with the Ducks on Nov. 3 vs. Tampa Bay. Recalled from Syracuse on Nov. 1, Bonino has appeared in eight games for the Crunch this season, collecting 2-7=9 points with 10 PIM. At the time of his recall, Bonino led all AHL rookies in assists and ranked tied for second in scoring. The Hartford, CT native recorded points in his last six games with the Crunch (2-7=9), helping his team to a 4-1-1 record from Oct. 16-30. Bonino tallied multiple-point games in his last three AHL contests, including a season-high two goals in a 3-2 victory over Albany on Oct. 30. Selected by San Jose in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Bonino was acquired by Anaheim with Timo Pielmeier in exchange for Kent Huskins and Travis Moen on Mar. 4, 2009.
McMillan, 20 (3/22/90), made his NHL debut last night vs. Edmonton, going scoreless while logging 10:24 TOI. Recalled from Syracuse on Nov. 20, he has scored 4-5=6 points with 10 PIM in 16 games for the Crunch. At the time of his recall, McMillan ranked tied for first among team leaders in appearances and second in shots on goal (35). He scored a goal in his professional hockey debut on Oct. 8 in a 3-2 Syracuse loss at Lake Erie. He had a career-high three-point night (1-2=3) on Nov. 6 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and was named the First Star of the game as part of a 4-3 Crunch victory. A native of Richmond, British Columbia, McMillan was selected by Anaheim in the third round (85th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.