Ducks Recall Dostal, Reassign Benoit

Ducks Recall Lukas Dostal From San Diego, Reassign Simon Benoit To Gulls, Gulls Recall Larose

Nov 5, 2021

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Lukas Dostal from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Ducks have reassigned defenseman Simon Benoit to San Diego, while the Gulls recalled Nathan Larose from the Tulsa Oilers (ECHL).

Dostal, 21 (6/22/00), is 1-1-0 in two contests with San Diego in 2021-22. He has posted a 16-10-0 record with a 2.92 goals-against average (GAA) and .914 save percentage (SV%) in 26 career AHL games with the Gulls. The 6-1, 192-pound goaltender split the 2020-21 season with Ilves (Finland) and San Diego, combining for a 25-9-1 record with a 2.48 GAA and .923 SV% in 35 contests.

Selected by Anaheim in the third round (85th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Brno, Czech Republic native began 2020-21 with Ilves, posting a 10-0-1 record with one shutout, a 1.64 GAA and .941 SV% in 11 Finnish Liiga games, leading the league in wins (10), GAA (1.64) and SV% (.947) prior to joining San Diego. Dostal went 15-9-0 with a 2.87 GAA and .916 SV% in 24 AHL games with San Diego, ranking second among AHL goaltenders in saves (745) and third in wins (15), while leading all rookie goaltenders in minutes (1,424).

Benoit, 23 (9/19/98), scored one goal with a +3 rating in four games with the Ducks in 2021-22, including his first career NHL goal Oct. 28 vs. Buffalo. Benoit has scored one goal (1-0=1) in 10 career NHL games with Anaheim after making his NHL debut Apr. 28 at Los Angeles. The 6-3, 203-pound defenseman began 2021-22 with San Diego, appearing in one contest.

Benoit has earned 7-36=43 points with a +35 rating and 104 penalty minutes (PIM) in 160 career AHL games with San Diego, leading the Gulls in games played and pacing club blueliners in plus/minus since his AHL debut in 2018-19. Signed as a free agent, Mar. 7, 2019, the Laval, Quebec native spent three seasons (2015-18) with Shawinigan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), earning 8-35=43 points and 136 PIM in 182 games.

Larose, 21 (9/24/00), recorded 2-2=4 points in three ECHL games with the Tulsa Oilers in 2021-22. Larose earned 45-59=104 points with 125 PIM in 206 career QMJHL games with Cape Breton, Saint John and Chicoutimi from 2016-2021.

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