The Anaheim Ducks have announced a set of minor signings, adding four players to the organization. Brogan Rafferty has signed a one-year, one-way contract, Danny O’Regan has signed a two-year, two-way contract, and Greg Pateryn and Buddy Robinson have both signed one-year, two-way contracts.
Rafferty, the only player in the bunch on a one-way deal, is expected to earn $750K on the contract according to Darren Dreger of TSN. It’s an interesting gamble for the Ducks after Rafferty reached Group VI unrestricted free agency this summer, failing to get into more than three games with the Vancouver Canucks since he signed out of Quinnipiac University. That’s despite dominating the AHL in his only year there, registering 45 points in 57 games. The right-shot defenseman could potentially get into the lineup for Anaheim, at least in a limited role.
The other three each have some NHL experience, with Pateryn even once being considered a capable shutdown option. He once signed a three-year, $6.75MM deal with the Minnesota Wild, but was in the minor leagues by the end of the deal. None of the three should be considered for serious NHL time this year, but should provide some injury insurance and a strong foundation for the San Diego Gulls.