The Anaheim Ducks have been battling the injury bug (both figuratively and literally, with the flu bug spreading through the room) as of late, and have pulled the trigger on a deal to bring Tim Jackman to California. The feisty veteran forward cost the Ducks a sixth-round pick in the draft this summer.
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) November 21, 2013
Jackman isn’t known for his scoring ability or offensive prowess. He’s mostly known as a tough guy that won’t hesitate to drop the gloves and stick up for his teammates. In other words, he’ll fit in perfectly with the Ducks.
With Saku Koivu and Jakob Silfverberg still on the mend and forwards such as Ryan Getzlaf sliding in and out of the lineup, Anaheim clearly felt the need to get a bit deeper up front. They did so without breaking the bank or shipping too many assets the other way. Meanwhile the Calgary Flames get yet another selection in the 2014 draft, and their slow sell off of veteran players continues.
There isn’t a lot of mystery about what Jackman brings to the table. He’s an extremely hard worker and leaves everything out on the ice on a nightly basis.
— Ben Hankinson (@benhankinson) November 21, 2013
This is clearly an upgrade in situations for the journeyman, who has played with the Flames for the last four seasons.