ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 03: Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks looks to make a play during a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Honda Center on February 3, 2012 in Anaheim, California. Selanne scored two goals in the game. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

NHL Trade Deadline 2012: Anaheim Ducks Hope To Be Buyers, Not Sellers

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NHL Trade Dealdine: Anaheim Ducks Acquire Ryan O'Marra From Edmonton Oilers For Bryan Rodney

The NHL trade deadline of February 27 is still nearly two weeks away, but the Anaheim Ducks have been busy this week with a pair of minor trades. The latest move came Thursday, when the Ducks acquired center Ryan O`Marra from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Bryan Rodney.

O'Marra, 24, was a first round selection (15th overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders. He has one assist and four penalty minutes in seven games with Edmonton this year, and scored eight goals to go with nine assists in 40 games with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. O'Marra will report to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

Earlier in the week, the Ducks acquired center Riley Holzapfel from the Winnipeg Jets for center Maxime Macenauer.

Rodney, 27, was signed as a free agent in the offseason, and had five goals and 15 assists in 41 games with Syracuse this season. The Ducks continue their road trip on Friday night facing the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center in Newark.

For more in-depth analysis of this trade or on Ducks hockey, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.

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Ducks Trade Rumors 2012: Teemu Selanne Not Thinking About Trade Right Now

About six weeks ago, the idea of the Anaheim Ducks being active at the trade deadline would have meant the club being sellers, or perhaps the nuclear option of blowing things up and rebuilding. But Anaheim is 13-2-3 in its last 18 games and has clawed their way back to within eight points of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Ducks seem more likely to be buyers than sellers as the February 27 NHL trade deadline approaches, though their performance on their current eight-game road trip will determine their direction. Anaheim is 2-0-1 in the first three games of the trip.

Teemu Selanne, the franchise leader in nearly every category, has been rumored to be on the block, but the 41-year old with a no-trade clause doesn't figure to be moved anytime soon.


"Everybody in this room believes we can make the playoffs. That would be almost wrong to think about any other option," Selanne told ESPN on Friday. "[A trade] is not in my mind right now. Let’s see what happens. The main focus right now [is] today and this road trip. This road trip is going to pretty much decide which direction we’re going to go."

Selanne, with 18 goals and 33 assists this season, leads Anaheim in points this season. The Ducks continue their road trip Wednsday night facing the Pittsburgh Penguins.

For more news and information on Selanne and the Ducks, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.

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Anaheim Ducks Trade Maxime Macenauer To Winnipeg Jets For Riley Holzapfel

The Anaheim Ducks on Monday made a trade, acquiring center Riley Holzapfel from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for center Maxime Macenauer, in a trade of 23-year old centers.

Hozapfel was drafted in the second round of the 2006 by the Atlanta Thrashers, who are now in Winnipeg. Hozapfel has eight goals and seven assists this season in 29 games for St. John's of the American Hockey League. He has yet to play in the NHL.

Macenauer made his NHL debut for the Ducks this season, scoring a goal and having three assists in 29 games. Selected in the third round of the 2007 draft by Anaheim, Macenauer also had four goals and two assists in 13 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

In another roster move, Anaheim recalled defenseman Nate Guenin from Syracuse. He was just assigned to Syracuse on Saturday.

For all news and information regarding the Ducks, please visit Anaheim Calling.

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