David Steckel C ANA 3 Months
According to multiple sources, Minnesota has signed center Dave Steckel to a professional tryout contract.
The faceoff specialist will attempt to land a roster spot with the Wild at training camp. He won 57.1 percent of his draws last season after he joined the Anaheim Ducks from Toronto in March.
David Steckel C ANA 7 Months
Dave Steckel hasn't engaged in contract talks with the Anaheim Ducks yet.
Steckel's three-year/$3.3 million contract is set to expire this summer, which will make him an unrestricted free agent unless the Ducks can re-sign him. He doesn't do much offensively, but he's great on the draw and that should attract the attention of some teams if he hits the open market.
David Steckel C ANA 8 Months
Dave Steckel scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday.
It was a fluky goal too. The shot appeared to hit a defenders stick, fly high up into the air and then land past goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and trickle into the net. Steckel has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
David Steckel C ANA 9 Months
Dave Steckel was thrilled when the Toronto Maple Leafs traded him to the Anaheim Ducks on his birthday.
"You know you're going to a superior team right now and it's going to be fun," Steckel said. "Winning is always fun. I did have a grin from ear to ear, and obviously I'm a little more at ease because I have played under Bruce and Woody [assistant coach Bob Woods]. So far these last few days have been great. These guys have been great to me. It's a tight-knit group and I'm glad to be a part of it." Steckel added that he thinks Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau is probably "best coach that I've had in this game."
David Steckel C ANA Sep 19 '12
Toronto Maple Leafs center Dave Steckel isn't ready to give up on an NHL season just yet.
Steckel told Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 that he plans to stick in North America until at least November. "I'm still hoping that we're going to reach an agreement here in the near future. I don't think it's too far off for anybody to ask and commit to. I think at this point, it's just day by day, week by week, prepare like there's going to be a season next week," Steckel said.