The Anaheim Ducks
announced Friday that they have center Kyle Chipchura
to a one-year contract extension. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Chipchura, 24, appeared in 74 games for Anaheim and Montreal last season, scoring 6 goals and 12 points along with 72 PIM – setting career bests in all categories.
The Ducks acquired Chipchura, a first-round pick by Montreal in the 2004 Entry Draft, from the Canadiens on Dec. 2, 2009, in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2011 Entry Draft.
The native of Westlock, Alta., has played parts of three NHL seasons with Anaheim and Montreal, scoring 10 goals and adding 16 assists along with 87 PIM in 123 career games. He played parts of four seasons with Montreal's AHL affiliate in Hamilton, scoring 37 goals and adding 61 assists in 178 games, along with 154 PIM. He was a member of Hamilton's Calder Cup-winning team in 2007.