Ducks sign former Chicago forward Rasmussen


Anaheim added some forward depth on Friday by agreeing to terms with ex-Blackhawks winger Dennis Rasmussen.

It’s a one-year deal, with financial terms yet to be released.

Rasmussen, 27, became a restricted free agent after Chicago opted against tendering him a qualifying offer in late June. Per a Sun-Times source, the club had originally planned to make him an offer, but “something obviously changed.”

A good penalty killer and defensive forward, Rasmussen scored eight points in 68 games last season, averaging just under 12 minutes per night. It’s worth noting he was teammates with Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg on Team Sweden at the 2010 World Juniors, helping the country capture bronze.

Rasmussen and Silfverberg are part of Anaheim’s Swedish contingent that also includes Rickard Rakell, Hampus Lindholm and ’15 first-rounder Jacob Larsson, who made his NHL debut last year.