Ducks Sign Larsson To Two-Year Contract Extension
Swedish defenseman recorded his first NHL goal during the 2019-20 seasonAug 6, 2020
The Anaheim Ducks announced today the club signed defenseman Jacob Larsson to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 NHL season.
Larsson, 23 (4/29/97), recorded 2-14=16 points with 30 penalty minutes (PIM) in 113 career NHL games with the Ducks. The 6-2, 190-pound defenseman appeared in 60 games with Anaheim in 2019-20, earning 2-9=11 points with 12 PIM. He established career highs in points, goals, assists and games, while he scored his first career NHL goal (Alex Stalock), Nov. 5 vs. Minnesota.
Selected by Anaheim in the first round (27th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Larsson also appeared in 81 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with San Diego, earning 4-21=25 points with a +10 rating and 36 PIM. He recorded 2-5=7 points with a +6 rating and four PIM in 17 career Calder Cup Playoff games with the Gulls.
A native of Ljungby, Sweden, Larsson began his professional career with Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) from 2014-17, helping the club to an SHL championship in 2015-16 and back-to-back Champions Hockey League tournament wins in 2016 and 2017. He also represented Sweden in back-to-back World Junior Championships from 2016-17.