The Ducks continue their minor league signing mode by adding center Mark Bell to the fold. Bell has played the past two seasons in Switzerland. The 30 year old has also played for Chicago, San Jose and Toronto for a total of 445 games.
Bell signed a two way contract for $575,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL.
The Syracuse Crunch continues to improve with each successive signing and it is likely that many of the players recently signed will make an appearance in Anaheim. Who knows? A couple of them might even stick out of training camp in September.
The Ducks are entering into their second season with the Crunch as their AHL affiliate.
Last week, Anaheim also named Brad Lauer and Marty Wilford assistant coaches of the Syracuse Crunch. They will serve under Crunch head coach Mark Holick, who is entering his second season with the club.Lauer, 44, served as an assistant coach with the Ottawa Senators from 2009-11, a team he had played on earlier in his career.
Wilford, 34, will begin his coaching career with the Crunch. He played professionally in Europe and the AHL.