Ducks Recall Steckel from Norfolk (AHL)
Steckel, 31 (3/15/82), has appeared in four games for the Ducks this year, going scoreless while winning 21-of-36 faceoffs (58.3%). Signed to a one-year contract on Nov. 11, Steckel has played in 423 NHL games with Washington, New Jersey, Toronto and Anaheim, scoring 33-46=79 points with 129 PIM. The 6-6, 215-pound center has also appeared in 36 AHL contests this season with Iowa and Norfolk, collecting 5-10=15 points.
Selected by Los Angeles in the first round (30th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Steckel was originally acquired by Anaheim from Toronto on Mar. 15, 2013 (in exchange for Ryan Lasch and a 2014 seventh-round draft pick).