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Flocking back: Penner re-joins Ducks — one year, $2 million

Jul 16, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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Dustin Penner is going back to where it all began.

Six years after controversially bolting Anaheim, Penner has re-signed with the Ducks on a one-year, $2 million deal.

In 2007, Penner parlayed a 29-goal, Stanley Cup-winning effort with Anaheim into a five-year, $21.25 million offer sheet from Edmonton — which he signed, making him the most recent player (and second in the last 16 years) to change teams via offer sheet.

The move set off a war between then-Ducks GM Brian Burke and then-Oilers GM Kevin Lowe (which almost ended in a barn fight).

Penner was acquired by Los Angeles at the 2011 trade deadline and, despite a good effort (11 points in 20 games) during the ’12 Cup run, was mostly ineffective during his time as a King.

He was made a healthy scratch on a couple of occasions and scored just 11 goals over 117 regular-season games.

The 30-year-old will now be on the other side of the Freeway Faceoff rivalry (again).

  1. tronn25 - Jul 16, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Sad to see Pancake Penner go, but he was incredibly unimpressive in LA. His lack of enthusiasm for the game was infectious.

    He’s a perfect match for the Duck fan-base.

    • kaptaanamerica - Jul 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM


  2. ethanmacleod1685 - Jul 16, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    This guy loves Cali, glad he didn’t end up in SJ. He can stay in the bandwagon franchises. San Jose = best fan base of the warm weather teams .

    • tronn25 - Jul 16, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      San Jose doesn’t have warm weather… You guys can be best fan base within a city lacking other professional sports.

      • ethanmacleod1685 - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM

        Huh? Whatever…….

    • km9000 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      I wonder if SJ will ever beat out Phoenix to avoid the distinction of being the last warm weather team to just make a finals appearance.

    • icedad46 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      SJ doesn’t have warm weather? read before u post.

    • 1981titan - Jul 17, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      You mean the fan base that supports the only team in California NOT to win a Stnaley Cup?

  3. sjsharks66 - Jul 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    With the oakland A’s possibly moving yo San Jose and having the earthquake in San Jose also. With many large sports teams only a short drive away. San Jose best hockey fans in California.

    Ps. It gets pretty warm in San Jose also. 😉

    • tronn25 - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:05 PM

      The A’s are going nowhere. The Earthquake? WTF is that? Women’s roller-derby doesn’t count as a professional sport guy.

      Pretty warm? Ya, I better lather on the sun screen for your mid-July high of 74. The only thing San Jose has to offer is a decent Quiznos in the airport.

  4. barroomhero80 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    San Jose fans are jokes. Just like your city

  5. aldog83 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Penner playoff – Beast

    Regular Season – Chump

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