Ducks Acquire Persson from EdmontonFeb 24, 2020
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Joel Persson from the Edmonton Oilers for goaltender Angus Redmond and a 2022 conditional seventh-round pick.
Persson, 25 (3/4/94), made his NHL debut with Edmonton this season, earning two assists (0-2=2) in 13 games. Signed by Edmonton as a free agent May 17, 2018, Persson began his first North American season with Bakersfield of the American Hockey League (AHL), earning 3-13=16 points with 12 penalty minutes (PIM). Persson played the previous two seasons with Vaxjo HC in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), combining for 12-53=65 points with a +23 rating in 101 games.
Redmond, 24 (10/3/95), went 13-0-0 with a 2.31 goals-against average (GAA) and .918 save percentage (SV%) in 15 games with Newfoundland of the ECHL this season. Signed by Anaheim as a free agent Mar. 31, 2017, Redmond owns a 25-19-9 record with a 3.19 GAA and .898 SV% in 60 career ECHL games with Newfoundland, Jacksonville, South Carolina, Reading, Toledo and Utah.