Dany Heatley signs with Ducks: 'I have lots left in the tank'
JUL 9, 9:13p ET | Abbey Mastracco
Rotowire: Feb 28 / 10:50a ET
News: The Panthers acquired Heatley and a 2015 first-round draft pick from the Ducks on Saturday in exchange for forward Tomas Fleischmann, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Signed to a one-year deal by the Ducks in the offseason, Heatley suffered a groin injury late in training camp that proved to be a persistent issue through the end of December, limiting him to just six games with the big club before he was waived in December. Heatley has been skating with AHL Norfolk ever since, producing only two goals and seven points in 25 games. It's clear that Heatley is running on fumes at this point in his career, so don't expect his new organization to have much interest in bringing him aboard as a wing option for the parent club. Instead, the trade was made by the Panthers mostly for the purpose of acquiring the draft pick, which will help the team offset the pair of picks they surrendered in a trade with the Devils earlier this week for Jaromir Jagr.
StatsLLC: Feb 28 / 12:00a ET
News: The Florida Panthers acquired forward Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in this year's draft from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, in exchange for forward Tomas Fleischmann.
Impact: Heatley was scoreless in six games with Anaheim, and hasn't been in the NHL since December. The former rookie of the year has a pair of 50-goal seasons and has 791 points in 869 career regular-season games.