Dustin Penner has signed with the Ducks on a 1-year contract.
Penner is a fans favorite after winning a Stanley Cup with the Ducks and is looking forward to linking up with former teammates.
“Getzy called me and said I should come back,” Penner said. “I’ve known him for years. We have the same agents and circle of friends. There was a distinct possibility of me coming back to the Ducks, and having the captain on your side doesn’t hurt.”
“I’m excited about having a chance to play with those guys again,” Penner said. “We’ll all big guys that can control the puck down low. Obviously it’s been a while, and hopefully there’s a chance for us to rekindle that chemistry that we used to have but they got a lot of really good players on the Ducks – [Nick] Bonino, [Matt] Beleskey, [Andrew] Cogliano, [Saku] Koivu, a great defensive corps. They were a tough team last year. I like the situation I’m walking into.
(Curtis Zupke )
Dustin Penner will need to be used in the top 6 to maximize his scoring ability with the Ducks, something that would probably not have happened this season at the Kings. A change in surroundings is just what Dustin Penner needs and Kings fans will be sad to see him go, (especially to the Ducks!)
But where better to re-spark your career than an organisation you have already won a Stanley Cup with!