Steve Carroll Report: Day One of the Rookie Tournament

Tuesday, 09.6.2005 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Steve Carroll Report: Day One of the Rookie Tournament
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim have some of their top young players in San Jose, California this week for the third annual rookie tournament.

Rookies from Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Jose will compete with the Mighty Ducks for the championship at Logitech Ice. The Ducks come in as the defending champions of this event after capturing their first title at Anaheim Ice last September.

“The better the team does, the better the individual does in this tourney,” said Tim Brent, one of the Ducks prospects who will play at center for Anaheim in their first game Wednesday night. “That’s the way we are going to approach it. Hopefully we can win it again.”

“Everybody seems pretty relaxed which is nice to see,” added Brent, who scored 18 points in 46 games with Cincinnati last season. “Usually, you come in here and for some guys, it’s their first camp. So, everybody is nervous and doesn’t say a whole lot. But this group of players can laugh and cut up at times. So, it’s a more relaxed group coming in to this tourney. That’s usually a good thing.”

Defenseman Aaron Rome says guys look to make a good first impression at a rookie camp.

“You want to work hard and find your way,” says Rome. “Just do the things that got you here. It’s a different group than last year. I’m older and other guys are younger. Work hard and try to do as well as we can.”

Rome spent last season in Cincinnati of the American Hockey League. He played in 75 games, scoring two goals and adding 14 assists for 16 points.

“It was young gun team last season in Cincinnati,’ mentioned Rome, signed by the Ducks as a free agent in June of 2004. “I felt I got better as the year went on. I started to get to play more during the end of the year and the playoffs. We had a good group of guys and it was a lot of fun. We did pretty well coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the first round of the playoffs. I thought we did pretty well, but we could have done better.”

For Rome, who played five full seasons in the WHL, this tourney and rookie camp is an important one for him.

“Sure, every camp is important,” says Rome. “You want to come out and put your best foot forward. You want to show the talents you have and what got you here. Work as hard as you can.”

The Mighty Ducks open up the tourney with a game against the Los Angeles Kings rookies at 4:00pm on Wednesday. That contest is to be followed by the Phoenix-San Jose first round game around 7:30pm.

First year Portland Pirates coach Kevin Dineen will put the team through a morning skate that gets them ready for their match-up with the Kings in the afternoon.

Tim Brent and Aaron Rome are just two young Ducks prospects trying to make an impression during this “Pacific Division Shootout” in San Jose. Stay right here on the Mighty Ducks website through the entire tournament for game stories, quotes from players and management and all the news regarding this week’s action.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 74 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 62 32 20 16 52
R. Kesler 77 19 27 -4 46
S. Vatanen 62 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 76 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 68 9 25 -3 34
C. Fowler 75 7 27 5 34
J. Wisniewski 65 8 25 -14 33
H. Lindholm 73 7 26 22 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 12 7 0 .914 2.65


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