Ducks acquire center Perreault from Capitals
The Ducks on Sunday acquired center Mathieu Perreault from the Washington Capitals, reuniting him with Coach Bruce Boudreau.
Perreault, 25, will earn $1.1 million this season and become a free agent at season’s end. The Ducks moved minor-league left wing John Mitchell and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHl entry draft to Washington.
Perreault will help the Ducks in faceoffs and in team speed, enhancing their depth at the position. He’s won 51.2 of them since the 2011-12 season.
Ducks General Manager Bob Murray has described Perreault as a “feisty competitor. Having played under Bruce was also a factor … that’s another positive.”
The 25-year-old has played 159 career NHL games, 11 in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
He debuted in the league under Boudreau in 2009-10, scoring 16 goals and 14 assists in the 2011-12 season. He played in 39 games last season with six goals and 11 assists.