The Anaheim Ducks traded Mark Fraser and Timo Pielmeier to the New Jersey Devils on Monday in order to acquire Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser and a seventh-round draft pick.
The Ducks acquired Rod Pelley and Mark Fraser from the Devils, as it appears they're looking to get younger talent and perhaps build toward the future. Not to suggest that the young season is already a wash, but Anaheim ranks dead last in the NHL with only 21 points. Some sort of roster shake-up certainly can't hurt.
Pelley is a 27-year-old center who is coming off of a career year in 2010-2011, when he appeared in 74 games, scored his 200th career goal and recorded 10 points. He has been with the Devils since 2006 but has yet to score a goal this season.
Mark Fraser is a 25-year-old defenseman who has also been with the Devils since 2006. He also has yet to score this season through four games played.
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