The Anaheim Ducks announced on Monday morning that they have signed 30-year-old defensemen Kodie Curran to a two-year, one way deal worth a total of $2 million. As well, the deal includes an AAV worth a base of $1 million.
Ducks Add Experience On The Blue Line
The Calgary, Alberta native began his playing career in his hometown as he played for the Calgary Dinos during his studies at University of Calgary. Curran had a solid senior year, putting up eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points which would lead him into the AHL. He would spend the next season primarily with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, playing in 45 games where the veteran recorded seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points.
He would also see 20 games at the AHL level where he would manage only five assists for the Hartford Wolf Pack. His career would then go overseas as he would spend a year playing in Denmark before extending that stay, headed to Norway. During his time with Storhamar, the Calgary native would leave the franchise as captain. The left-handed shooting defensemen has spent the past two seasons in Sweden while taking the ice for Rogle BK. In 97 games with the club, he put up 24 goals and 62 assists for 86 points.
Looking at his wealth of experience, this is an AHL move for Anaheim as they add a veteran body to the San Diego Gulls. If Curran lights it up in the AHL, it wouldn’t be a shock if the Ducks decided to give him a look, especially keeping in mind that the veteran comes with a left-handed shot. The Ducks currently have eight left-handed shooting defensemen between their NHL and AHL squad’s, however, two of those players have contracts which are set to expire at the end of this season.