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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
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 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49


R. Getzlaf 49 5 35 9 40
C. Perry 53 21 17 -4 38
R. Rakell 50 13 15 -3 28
R. Kesler 53 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 53 6 19 -1 25
C. Stewart 47 8 10 2 18
J. Silfverberg 53 6 12 -2 18
A. Cogliano 53 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 52 6 8 -6 14
C. Fowler 40 3 9 -10 12
F. Andersen 11 8 6 .920 2.30
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.13

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