The Ducks didn’t snare any top-tier free agents when the NHL’s free agency period began Sunday, but on Monday they announced six signings that were intended to increase their depth at the NHL and minor league levels. The biggest name was defenseman Luke Schenn, whose career includes a stop with the Kings during the 2015-16 season. He signed a one-year contract with the Ducks for $800,000.
Also signed were left wing Brian Gibbons (one year, $1 million), forward Carter Rowney (three years, total of $3.4 million), center Ben Street (one year, $750,000), goaltender Jared Coreau (one year, two-way, $650,000), and right wing Anton Rodin (one year, $750,000).
Schenn, 28, spent the last two seasons with Arizona. He’s likely to compete for a top-six defense job next season.