The Ducks have added some depth and grit on the wing. They announced (Twitter link) that they’ve signed Andreas Martinsen to a one-year, two-way contract. Eric Stephens of The Athletic adds (via Twitter) that the deal is worth $750K in the NHL and $250K in the minors.
The 29-year-old split last season between Chicago and their AHL affiliate in Rockford. In 24 games with the Blackhawks in the first half of the year, he had a goal and three assists while chipping in with 83 hits; his 3.46 hit per game average was in the top ten league-wide among players with at least 20 games played. Meanwhile, with the IceHogs, he had a bit more of an offensive impact with three goals and eight helpers in 38 games.
Martinsen has a total of 152 NHL games under his belt between Colorado, Montreal, and Chicago. It’s likely that he will start next season in the minors and having cleared waivers at some point in each of the last two seasons, he will probably once again pass through unclaimed. However, as someone that can hold his own on the fourth line when needed, he should see some action with Anaheim at some point in 2019-20.