ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with defenseman Kent Huskins and center Geoff Peters.
In 2004-05, the 6-3, 215-pound Huskins played 65 games, scoring 5-11=16 points with 41 penalty minutes (PIM) with Manitoba of the American Hockey League (AHL). In four seasons in the AHL between Norfolk, San Antonio and Manitoba, Huskins has recorded 19-58=77 points in 289 career games. The 26-year-old (5/4/79) blueliner played four seasons of college hockey with Clarkson University, scoring 15-63=78 points in 135 games. Following his senior year, he was named an NCAA East First Team All-American.
A native of Almonte, Ontario, Huskins was originally drafted by Chicago in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Peters, 27 (4/30/78), played last season with the Rochester Americans of the AHL. In 57 games with Rochester, he posted 9-8=17 points with 125 penalty minutes, adding 0-2=2 points in nine postseason contests. The 6-1, 205-pound centerman has appeared in 198 career AHL games, earning 29-27=56.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Peters was originally drafted by Chicago in the second round (46th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.