ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced Tuesday that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled right wing Devante Smith-Pelly from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Smith-Pelly returns to Anaheim having posted two goals and a +2 rating in six games played for the Admirals this season. Both of his goals were shorthanded tallies, which is currently tied for first in the American Hockey League. Smith-Pelly was recently recalled by Anaheim on October 14, and reassigned to Norfolk on October 16. The 21-year old forward has yet to appear in a game for Anaheim this season.
Smith-Pelly totaled three points (1g, 2a) in six preseason games with the Ducks last month. Last season, the 6-0, 222-pound forward totaled 32 points (14g, 18a) in 65 games played with the Admirals. In addition, Smith-Pelly went scoreless in seven appearances with the Ducks during the 2012-13 season.
The Scarborough, Ontario native was selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Smith-Pelly made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2011-12, collecting seven goals and 13 points with 16 PIM in 49 contests. He appeared in his first contest with the Ducks at 19 years, three months and 23 days on Oct. 7, 2011, at Buffalo (Helsinki, Finland), becoming the third-youngest player to appear in an Anaheim uniform. In 56 career NHL games, Smith-Pelly has seven goals and 13 points with 16 PIM.
The Admirals open a six-game road slate on Friday at Adirondack. Norfolk returns home for a pair of games against the Syracuse Crunch on November 8 & 9 at Scope. Game tickets are now on sale, and are available through the Norfolk Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, or call (757) 640-1212 Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans can also visit us online at www.norfolkadmirals.com