Anaheim has not been completely quiet, however. Today the Ducks announced that they had come to an agreement with Dan Sexton for a two year contract.
Sexton had been made a qualifying offer in June, but he elected to go to arbitration instead of taking the basic offer. Arbitration never ends pretty, for either side. Management - you are a lousy player and not worth the money we pay you. Player - I am God's gift to hockey at my position and you are lucky to have me on your team. It always leaves a sour taste in everyone's mouth.
Sexton gets to avoid all that unpleasantness now.
The 24 year old right wing agreed to a two year deal that is a two-way contract in year one and one way contract in year two. Year one and two both pay $550,000 per year, but if he is in the AHL in year one, he will make $105,000.
Sexton earned a lot of frequent flyer miles last season going between Anaheim and the Ducks AHL affiliate in Syracuse. He ended up playing 47 games with the big club, scoring 4 goals and 13 points.
Last week, the Ducks also signed right wing Brian McGrattan to a one-year contract. The 29 year old was acqured from Boston last season and spent the entire time in Syracuse.