Morning Report: Jackman to Make Ducks Debut Tonight

Friday, 11.22.2013 / 12:20 PM PT / News
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Morning Report: Jackman to Make Ducks Debut Tonight
Currently mired in a 0-3-2 streak in their last five games, the Ducks had a new player on the ice this morning after adding some toughness to their lineup via trade yesterday.
By Kyle Shohara

Currently mired in a 0-3-2 streak in their last five games, the Ducks had a new player on the ice this morning after adding some toughness to their lineup via trade yesterday.

Anaheim acquired rugged forward Tim Jackman from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound winger has earned 64 points (24g/40a) with 654 penalty minutes in 400 career NHL games with Columbus, Phoenix, Los Angeles, the New York Islanders and Calgary. In 10 games this season, the 32-year-old has a goal and 41 penalty minutes in 10 games.

Jackman will wear 18 for the Ducks, formerly worn by Radek Dvorak during the 2012-13 season.

“I was surprised, and then I was excited,” he said after taking part in today’s morning skate. “I was in and out of the lineup and to come to a team like this really sparks some excitement. I’m grateful to be here.”

Jackman said the “writing was on the wall” in Calgary. “They have a lot of young guys and they want to bring them up,” he said. “I wasn’t in the lineup the last couple of days, and I got the phone call yesterday.”

He’ll be in tonight’s lineup on a line with Matt Beleskey and Daniel Winnik.

“He brings a physical presence, toughness and that intimidation factor,” said Beleskey. “I think it’s good for the team, and he’ll help us work it down low and try and wear some teams down.”

Teemu Selanne said he liked the decision to bring in a guy like Jackman to the Ducks.

“I always like tough guys,” he said. “They can really make the difference on many nights. The way I look at things, he’s an insurance guy for us. He makes sure the game is played like how it should be."

Defenseman Sami Vatanen was on the ice this morning and is expected to play in Francois Beauchemin’s absence. Beauchemin suffered an upper-body injury in Wednesday’s game and was not on the ice this morning.

“It’s still staying as day-to-day,” said head coach Bruce Boudreau, adding that it’s “still up in the air” whether or not Beauchemin will travel with the team to Phoenix after tonight’s game.

Selanne sat back in his locker stall this morning and kept the message simple in regards to what’s needed to get the Ducks back on track. “We just have to play solid 60 minutes,” he said. “Avoid the mistakes we’ve done the last couple of games, and just play with confidence. That’s what it’s all about.”

“I think everybody wants to get back to the winning ways again,” he said. “We know where we are, and we just have to go one step at a time.”

The Ducks will honor their former captain and recent Hall-of-Famer tonight at Honda Center. Niedermayer became the third Duck player elected and the first to play more than a single season in an Anaheim uniform. In celebration of his recent induction, the Ducks are offering $27 tickets (selected seat locations) to tonight's game and an original Scott Niedermayer commemorative poster presented by Fox Sports Prime Ticket.

“Scotty was an unbelievable hockey player,” said Selanne, who hoisted his first ever Stanley Cup in 2007 alongside Niedermayer. “I’m so happy to see him go to the Hockey Hall-of-Fame. He deserved it. It was a pleasure to play with him for five years. He’s a good friend of mine. It’s going to be a fun night for him.”

Back in 2010, a bright-eyed 18-year-old named Cam Fowler enjoyed a successful rookie season on the ice with the Ducks. And off the ice, Fowler enjoyed the comforts of living with the Niedermayer family as he adjusted to the pro game.

“Not only did it help me be able to focus on hockey and not have to worry about where my meals were coming from or my laundry and stuff like that, but it gave me somebody who could guide me through it and help me along,” Fowler said. “He opened his home to me and I got to know his family and his kids really well. I think I know him personally a little bit better than other people, but he’s just an awesome guy.”

Fowler was featured in a two-part series chronicling his time at the Niedermayer household.


The Ducks and Lightning meet for the second time in eight days. The Lightning won 5-1 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on November 14, and is making its first trip to Honda Center since Nov. 3, 2010, a 3-2 overtime win by the Ducks. Three of the last five contests vs. Tampa Bay have been extended to the OT frame (all Anaheim wins) dating to Nov. 19, 2009, a 4-3 OT Ducks win at Honda Center (Niedermayer’s 13th and final career OT goal). The Ducks own an all-time record of 14-10-1 vs. the Lightning, including a 7-4-1 mark in Anaheim. Since the 2003-04 season, Anaheim has posted a 6-3-0 record vs. Tampa Bay. Selanne leads active Ducks skaters in career scoring vs. the Lightning, earning 31 points (16g/15a) in 30 games.




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


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
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 12 7 0 .914 2.65 is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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