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Mighty Ducks Sign Samuel Pahlsson and Ladislav Smid

Wednesday, 08.24.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Mighty Ducks Sign Samuel Pahlsson and Ladislav Smid
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed center Samuel Pahlsson to a two-year contract and signed defenseman Ladislav Smid (pronounced SHM-EED) to a three-year entry level contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

“We are extremely pleased to have Sammy back. He is a responsible player at both ends of the rink and reliable in the face-off circle.” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke. “Ladislav Smid is a top young defenseman with both the size and skill to be an impact NHL player in the future.”

Last season, the 6-0, 208-pound Pahlsson played in 48 games for the Swedish Elite League Champions, Frolunda, scoring 6-18=24 points with 56 penalty minutes (PIM). In 14 playoff games, the Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native posted 4-7=11 points with 24 PIM.

Pahlsson also represented Sweden on two occasions in 2004, at the World Championships and the World Cup of Hockey. At the World Championships, Pahlsson collected 2-5=7 points with 28 PIM in nine games. He finished tied for third on the team in scoring and led Sweden in penalty minutes. In the World Cup, he was scoreless in four games played with six PIM.

In the 2003-04 season, Pahlsson played all 82 games for the Mighty Ducks scoring 8-14=22 points with 52 PIM. He set NHL career highs in games played, goals, points and PIM, while tying his career high for assists.

Pahlsson, 27 (12/17/77), was acquired from Boston in exchange for Andrei Nazarov and Patrick Traverse on Nov. 18, 2000. He was originally drafted by Colorado in the seventh round (176th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

Smid, 19 (2/1/86), has appeared in two consecutive seasons with the HC Liberec of the Czech Rupublic’s Extraleague. In 2004-05, he earned 1-3=4 points in 39 regular season games and appeared in all 12 postseason games with the club, going scoreless.

Smid also played for the Czech Repbublic in the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships. The 6-3, 201-pound blueliner helped the Czech Republic beat the United States to win the bronze, earning 0-2=2 points in seven tournament games.

A native of Frydlant, Czech Republic, Smid was drafted by Anaheim in the first round (9th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 64 41 16 7 192 155 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 64 31 25 8 179 181 70
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 61 20 41 12 61
C. Perry 49 27 18 15 45
R. Kesler 64 16 23 -2 39
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
P. Maroon 56 7 21 -4 28
H. Lindholm 61 6 22 18 28
J. Silfverberg 63 9 18 8 27
C. Fowler 63 5 21 -1 26
R. Rakell 53 5 19 4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 29 8 5 .916 2.37
J. Gibson 8 5 0 .920 2.51


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