Ducks Reassign Smith-Pelly to Norfolk

Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 8:16 PM

The Ducks have reassigned right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Smith-Pelly, 20 (6/14/92), appeared in five contests with Anaheim this season, going scoreless while averaging 7:59 time-on-ice. He did not appear with the Ducks in his most recent recall (Mar. 11). A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Smith-Pelly has appeared in 47 contests with the Admirals this season, scoring 7-13=20 points with 49 penalty minutes (PIM).

Selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Smith-Pelly made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2011-12, collecting 7-6=13 points with 16 PIM in 49 contests. He appeared in his first contest with the Ducks at 19 years, three months and 23 days on Oct. 7 at Buffalo (Helsinki, Finland), becoming the third-youngest player to appear in an Anaheim uniform.

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