The Ducks have recalled left wing Brandon McMillan from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
McMillan, 22 (3/22/90), has appeared in 36 contests with Norfolk this season, scoring 7-3=10 points with 36 penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-11, 190-pound winger had a recent three-game goal streak (4-0=4), including a two-goal game in Norfolk’s 6-2 victory over Charlotte on Friday, Mar. 1.
A native of Richmond, British Columbia, McMillan last played for the Ducks during the 2011-12 season, appearing in 25 contests from October-December, collecting four assists (0-4=4) with 20 PIM. In addition, he played in 55 games with Anaheim’s then-affiliate Syracuse in 2011-12, earning 12-18=30 points with a +5 rating. He added 1-1=2 points in four Calder Cup Playoff games.
Selected by Anaheim in the third round (85th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, McMillan has scored 11-14=25 points with 38 PIM in 85 career NHL contests. He made his NHL debut on Nov. 21, 2010 vs. Edmonton and 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.
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