Ducks Recall Blandisi and De LeoOct 16, 2018
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled centers Joseph Blandisi and Chase De Leo from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Blandisi, 24 (7/18/94), has collected 8-18=26 points in 71 career NHL games with Anaheim and New Jersey. Acquired from New Jersey with Adam Henrique and a 2018 third-round draft pick in exchange for Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick on Nov. 30, 2017, Blandisi earned a +2 rating in three games with Anaheim last season. The 5-11, 187-pound forward made his NHL debut in 2015-16, recording five goals and 12 assists in 41 games with New Jersey.
Selected by Colorado in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Blandisi began the 2018-19 season with two assists (0-2=2) in three games with San Diego. He has recorded 25-54=79 points in 107 career AHL games with San Diego, Binghamton and Albany.
De Leo, 22 (10/25/95), was acquired from Winnipeg in exchange for Nic Kerdiles on June 30, 2018. A native of La Mirada, CA, De Leo has appeared in two career NHL games with the Jets, collecting a +1 rating. He has also earned 46-65=111 points in 214 career AHL games with San Diego and Manitoba.
Selected by Winnipeg in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, De Leo earned 1-3=4 points in three games with the Gulls this season. At the time of his recall, De Leo co-led San Diego in assists and ranked second in points.