The Anaheim Ducks announced on Wednesday that they have signed center Andrew Ebbett to a two-year contract extension. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
Ebbett, 25 (1/2/83), played in 74 games last season with Portland, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Ebbett scored 18-54=72 points with 66 penalty minutes (PIM), leading the Pirates in scoring and assists. He ranked sixth among AHL leaders in assists and tied for 11th in points during the regular season. In the 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs, Ebbett helped the Pirates advance to the Eastern Conference Final, scoring 6-11=17 points with a +4 rating and four PIM in 16 postseason games.
Signed as a free agent on May 16, 2007, Ebbett also appeared in three regular season games with the Ducks in 2007-08, going scoreless with a +3 rating and two PIM. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 22, 2008 vs. St. Louis, posting a +1 rating in 11:57 time on ice (TOI).
A native of Vernon, British Columbia, Ebbett made his professional debut in 2006-07 with Binghamton, the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. He scored 26-39=65 points with 44 PIM in 71 games, leading the AHL Senators in assists and ranking second in points.