Jul 16, 2013, 6:37 PM EST
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).
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