The Ducks announced Sunday night that they have acquired defenseman Patrick Sieloff for forward Brian Gibbons.
OFFICIAL: We've acquired defenseman Patrick Sieloff from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for left wing Brian Gibbons.— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) February 25, 2019
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Gibbons signed a 1-year, $1 million contract as a UFA with the Ducks during the offseason. The speedy winger played in 44 games for Anaheim tallying five points (2G, 3A) as a 4th-liner/healthy scratch.
With the trade of Brandon Montour earlier in the evening, Bob Murray continued his roster tinkering as he looks to move pieces in his plan for a retool.
Sieloff is a 24-year-old blueliner with one NHL game to his name (last season) where he scored his only career goal.
Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2012 Entry Draft, Sieloff has spent most of his time with the Senators organization playing for their Belleville AHL affiliate.
He played 155 games in the Senators system, tallying 31 points (4G, 27A) during that time.
Sieloff may be known to fans around the league for an incident at preseason training camp with Ottawa in 2016. After hitting teammate Clarke MacArthur into the boards and giving him a concussion during a scrimmage, Bobby Ryan dropped the gloves in an attempt to fight. Chris Neil also attempted to fight him on his next shift, after which Sieloff was removed as a precaution.
His issues may be behind him now, however, as Sieloff was named Belleville’s defenseman of the year last season, and had been serving as an alternate captain this season.
Sieloff is ticketed for the San Diego Gulls to help fill in the blueline gap with no updates on the injury status’ of Jake Dotchin and Josh Mahura.