David Booth to attend Ducks camp on a PTO

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After spending last season in the KHL, David Booth is hoping to return to the National Hockey League.

He’ll attend Anaheim Ducks training camp on a professional tryout (PTO), agent Ray Petkau tweeted out Tuesday afternoon. The 31-year-old Booth scored six goals and 16 points in 23 games with Vladivostok Admiral last season.

Booth attended Florida Panthers camp last year on a PTO but was eventually released. His best season (31 goals and 60 points in 72 games in 2008-09) came with the Panthers, the team that drafted him in the second round in 2004.

Booth has played 502 NHL games, with the Panthers, Canucks and Maple Leafs. He has scored 120 goals and 231 points.

For the Ducks, it doesn’t hurt to bring the veteran forward into camp to see if he can earn a bottom-six forward spot under Randy Carlyle.


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