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Ducks Acquire Lombardi from Phoenix for McMillan

Wednesday, 04.03.2013 / 5:10 PM / News
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Ducks Acquire Lombardi from Phoenix for McMillan
The Ducks have acquired center Matthew Lombardi from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for left wing Brandon McMillan.

Lombardi, 31 (2/18/82), has collected 101-161=262 points with 289 penalty minutes (PIM) and a +8 rating in 529 career contests with Calgary, Phoenix, Nashville and Toronto. He appeared in 21 games for the Coyotes this season, scoring 4-4=8 points with four PIM. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Lombardi scored his 100th career goal on Mar. 28 at Nashville. He was re-acquired by Phoenix from Toronto (in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick) on Jan. 16. The 5-11, 195-pound centerman had a career year with the Coyotes in 2009-10, notching 19-34=53 points with 36 PIM and a +8 rating. Lombardi scored a single-game career-best 2-3=5 points on Feb. 8, 2010 in a 6-1 victory over Edmonton.

Selected by Calgary in the third round (90th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Lombardi made his NHL debut with the Flames on Oct. 9, 2003 vs. Vancouver (4-1 loss). He has advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs on five occasions, most recently with the Coyotes in the club’s Western Conference Quarterfinal series vs. Detroit in 2010. His 1-5=6 points in the seven-game series led the club. In addition, Lombardi advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with the Calgary Flames in 2004, earning 1-5=6 points in 13 postseason contests.

McMillan, 23 (3/22/90), appeared in six games with Anaheim this season, collecting one assist (0-1=1) with two PIM. The 5-11, 190-pound winger made his NHL season debut on Mar. 4 at Phoenix and picked up his first point of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Mar. 13 at Xcel Energy Center. McMillan began the season with Norfolk of the American Hockey League (AHL), earning 8-5=13 points with 42 PIM in 41 contests.

Selected by Anaheim in the third round (85th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, McMillan has collected 11-15=26 points with 40 PIM in 91 career NHL contests. He made his NHL debut on Nov. 21, 2010 vs. Edmonton and scored his first career goal in his third NHL game on Nov. 27, 2010, a 6-4 Anaheim win at Phoenix.

Matthew Lombardi spoke with us this afternoon upon learning of his trade to Anaheim
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On how he was informed of the trade: 
"It was just after 12 Pacific Time. I was actually on my way to pick up one of my daughters up at school and I got a call from our assistant GM in Phoenix. I saw the number so I kind of figured something must’ve been going on. He just let me know I got traded to Anaheim. That’s pretty much it. It was a short conversation. The phone started blowing up after that."

On if he thought he’d be traded at the deadline:
"The last few weeks here haven’t been great for the team. It was definitely something that I knew was a possibility, not having a contract for next year. Our team not having the success they had hoped for here. I’ve been through it before, in terms of being traded. You know anything can happen. I was a bit shocked at first, but it’s great. I’m excited. It’s a great opportunity. I’m looking forward to getting to Anaheim."

On joining the Ducks:
"First and foremost, I’m going to a great team and Stanley Cup contender. That’s super exciting. It’s a great team. To be able to be a part of that is pretty cool. I’m looking forward to it. That’s all you can ask for, to be honest with you. To play and go for a Stanley Cup."

On his conversations with Bob Murray:
"Bob called and we had a short conversation. He knew a lot of things were going on for me. It was just a matter of figuring out when I would get there. I’ll be coming in tomorrow morning. I’ll sit down with them at that point, and the coaches, and we’ll take it from there. On the phone, it’s not much more to be said and more about seeing you in person and we’ll take care of the rest of the stuff."

On if he could’ve played tonight:
"Timing wise, by the time I heard about the trade and things got finalized, I ended up talking to Bob a few hours later. With them playing tonight, I don’t think that could’ve happened anyway. They’re great and very understanding in terms of me having to pick up and leave so quickly. They’re going to give me the rest of the day to get things organized and I’ll jump on a plane tomorrow morning. I’ll be there for practice."

On what he knows about the Ducks: "
Can’t say enough about the quality of players they have. Getzlaf, Perry, and you go down the line and look at the lineup with all the depth, Teemu, I can go through the whole lineup. We played them a month ago or three weeks ago, three in a row, so you kind of understand the reason why they’re having success and the quality of team they are. The depth they have and the goaltending, it’s pretty impressive."

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48
 

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