The Ducks announced today that they have signed defenseman Maxim Kondratiev (a restricted free agent) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
Kondratiev, 24 (1/20/83), was acquired by Anaheim from the New York Rangers in exchange for Petr Sykora and a 2007 fourth round draft pick on Jan. 8, 2006. He has played in 36 NHL games, scoring 1-2=3 points. The 6-1, 194-pound defenseman played in 51 games with Togliatti in Russia last season, scoring 3-17=20 points. Kondratiev also played for Team Russia at the 2007 World Championships, going scoreless with a +4 rating.
A native of Togliatti, Russia, Kondratiev was drafted by Toronto in the sixth round (168th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He played in his first seven NHL games with the Maple Leafs in 2003-2004, going scoreless. Kondratiev was acquired by the Rangers from Toronto with Jarkko Immonen, a 2004 first round draft pick and a 2005 second round pick in exchange for Brian Leetch and a fourth round draft pick on Mar. 3, 2004. In 2005-2006, he played in 29 NHL games with the Rangers, scoring 1-2=3 points.