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Bochenski Arrives in Anaheim

Thursday, 01.3.2008 / 2:57 PM PT / Features
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Bochenski Arrives in Anaheim
By Matt Vevoda
AnaheimDucks.com


A day after being acquired via trade from Boston, Brandon Bochenski took to the ice at Honda Center on Thursday with several of his new teammates, following the Ducks’ morning practice.

Obtained from the Bruins in exchange for defenseman Shane Hnidy and a sixth round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (along with the Ducks relinquishing their option to exchange 2008 fourth-round picks with Boston, which was a condition of the trade that sent Stanislav Chistov to Boston last season), Bochenski is pleased to be with the Ducks after the coast-to-coast move.

“I’m excited to be here,” Bochenski said. “Initially it’s sad because you’re leaving friends and family. The more I thought about it, it’s a good opportunity. I think it’s going to give me a chance to play the way that I play and bring to the table what I’m good at.”

In both college (154 points in 120 games at North Dakota) and in the American Hockey League (183 points in 145 AHL contests), Bochenski has shown a potent knack for scoring. But in three seasons of NHL play with three different teams (Ottawa, Chicago and Boston), Bochenski has not had the same sustained success (47 points in 101 NHL games), although the 25-year-old has shown flashes of his scoring touch (22 points in 31 games with the Bruins last season).

“He’s been a guy that’s been able to score at the college and American Hockey League level proficiently,” Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle said. “We think that we can provide him with an opportunity to come here and provide some offense for us.”

With the change in scenery from Boston (a city filled with champions in other sports) to Anaheim (the city with the only defending Stanley Cup champion), Bochenski knows the pressure is on to make an impression with the Ducks.

“I think it will be a matter of finding my place and making the most of it,” Bochenski said. “I think this is a situation where I have to make an impact or I won’t be here. So, it’s a must-do and must-do now. That’s the kind of attitude I’m going to have. I’m going to be ready to go."

Notes: After practice on Thursday, Carlyle spoke about the progress being made by the two Ducks on injured reserve, Samuel Pahlsson and Brad May.
 
Pahlsson, out with an inflamed abdomen since Dec. 22, is closing in on a return to the lineup. “He practiced with the team yesterday and today. He’s very close,” Carlyle said. “We’re not going to put him in any situation until we feel that we’ve taken the necessary time and he feels comfortable. That’s the important thing here.”

For May, on the shelf with a broken bone in his right foot since Dec. 17, a return to the Ducks is going to take more time, but the rehabilitation process is moving along well.

“There’s a timeframe,” Carlyle said. “I would suspect early next week he should be able to start skating.”

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