The Ducks announced today that they have acquired forward Adam Cracknell from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for San Diego Gulls defenseman Steve Oleksy.
NEWS: We've acquired right wing Adam Cracknell (@A_Cracknell) from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Steven Oleksy.— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) December 11, 2018
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Cracknell had been playing with the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies after spending parts of last season with the New York Rangers and Montreal’s AHL affiliate, Laval Rocket. Cracknell had played 69 games on the 4th line with the Dallas Stars in 2016-2017.
The 33-year-old has 43 (21G, 22A) points in 208 NHL games and 281 (129G 152A) points in 489 career AHL games. He currently has 10 points (3G, 7A) in 14 games played this season with the Marlies. Cracknell likely becomes an option to fill in on the Ducks forward corps should any injuries arise. However, given the fact that this trade involved swapping AHL players as well as the Ducks logjam of forwards on the roster at the moment, he is likely ticketed for San Diego.
32-year-old defenseman Steve Oleksy signed with the San Diego Gulls before the 2017-2018 season as an unrestricted free agent. Serving as an alternate captain, Oleksy put up 22 points (15G, 7A) in 69 games for the Gulls. He has a career 109 (20G, 89A) points in 388 games in the AHL and 20 points (3G, 17A) in 73 games in the NHL.
The Gulls also announced that they have acquired goaltender Jeff Glass from Toronto for future consideration. Glass has had a lackluster season for the Marlies with a .849 SV% in 10 games this season. He spent 15 games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season while Corey Crawford was out with a concussion, posting an .898 SV% in 15 games.
NEWS: We've acquired goaltender Jeff Glass from the @TorontoMarlies in exchange for future considerations. https://t.co/y8ZquWevSJ— San Diego Gulls (@SDGullsAHL) December 11, 2018
The Gulls acquiring Glass for goaltending might indicate bad news for the Ducks as goaltender Ryan Miller, who left Sunday’s game against the New Jersey Devils with a leg injury could miss extended time.
Check out the breakdown of the trade from our friends at Pension Plan Puppets.