The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has assigned Dustin Penner to the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Penner, 23 (9/28/82), appeared in 77 games last season with Cincinnati of the AHL, totaling 10-18=28 points with 82 penalty minutes. The 6-4, 245-pound right wing made the Mighty Ducks opening night roster, but has not appeared in a regular season game. He played five preseason games with Anaheim, earning 1-3=4 points.
A native of Winkler, Manitoba, Penner was signed as a free agent on May 12, 2004.
The Mighty Ducks now have 22 players on their active roster.