Ducks sign forward Patrick Maroon to three-year deal

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Anaheim, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Patrick Maroon to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday.

Financial details of the contract, which begins in 2015-16, were not disclosed.

The 26-year-old Maroon enjoyed a breakout year with the Ducks last season, setting career highs in games (62), goals (11), assists (18), points (29), plus/minus (plus-11) and penalty minutes (101).

He also scored two goals and seven points in 13 playoff games, at one point enjoying a six-game point streak, the longest for a rookie in the playoffs since Warren Rychel of the Los Angeles Kings in 1993.

“It’s been a tough road for me, a lot of ups and downs in hockey, but the Ducks have full confidence in me,” Maroon said. “Just because I signed a contract doesn’t mean anything. I need to work hard every day to show I want it”

A sixth-round pick (No. 161) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2007 NHL Draft, Maroon has 13 goals and 32 points in 77 career games. The St. Louis native was acquired from the Flyers in a trade for Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson on Nov. 21, 2010.

The Ducks also announced Saturday that they have signed forward Nick Ritchie, their top pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. Financial details were not disclosed.

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