The Anaheim Ducks added some toughness to their lineup on Friday.
The club has signed unrestricted free agent forward Brian McGrattan to a one-year deal.
McGrattan briefly spent time in the Anaheim organization during the 2010-11 season, when he was traded to the Ducks from the Boston Bruins. He appeared in 20 games with the Syracuse Crunch – Anaheim’s AHL affiliate at the time.
The 33-year-old has appeared in 317 career NHL games with the Ottawa Senators, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators scoring 10 goals and 27 points to go along with 609 penalty minutes.
Excited to be back in the @AnaheimDucks organization!
— brian mcgrattan (@bigern10) July 10, 2015
McGrattan appeared in eight games with the Calgary Flames during the 2014-15 season, registering four penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating. He also played in 16 AHL games with the Adirondack Flames collecting six points and 25 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder was originally a fourth-round selection (104th overall) by the L.A. Kings at the 1999 NHL Draft.