The Anaheim Ducks have reportedly signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one year contract worth $700,000, according to TVA Sports Renaud Lavoie.
Michael Del Zotto signed a one year deal ($750 000) with the @AnaheimDucks— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 11, 2019
Del Zotto was originally acquired from the Vancouver Canucks on January 17th for defenseman Luke Schenn and a 6th round draft pick. He proceeded to play 12 games with Anaheim, mostly alongside Cam Fowler. There, he put up three points (0G, 3A) with respectable shot metrics (47.54 CF%, 46.20 SCF%).
Del Zotto was dealt to the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline after his short stint in Anaheim for a 5th round pick, with Murray in essence upgrading the 6th round pick he had previously spent to acquire him.
Between Korbinian Holzer, Josh Mahura, Jani Hakanpää, and Del Zotto, the Ducks seem to be creating an intense competitive environment for a third pairing defense spot alongside Jacob Larsson.