The Ducks have acquired right wing Adam Cracknell from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Steve Oleksy.
Cracknell, 33 (7/15/85), has earned 21-22=43 points with a +4 rating in 208 career NHL games with St. Louis (2010-14), Columbus (2014-15), Vancouver (2015-16), Edmonton (2015-16), Dallas (2016-18) and the New York Rangers (2017-18). The 6-3, 209-pound forward has also appeared in 10 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with St. Louis, scoring one goal with two penalty minutes (PIM).
Selected by Calgary in the ninth round (279th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft, Cracknell earned 3-7=10 points with 10 PIM in 14 games with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. The Prince Albert, Saskatchewan native has appeared in 498 career AHL games, recording 129-152=281 points with 288 PIM.
Oleksy, 32 (2/4/86), collected two assists with 36 PIM in 15 AHL games with the San Diego Gulls (AHL) this season. Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2017, Oleksy owns 20-89=109 points with a +48 rating and 754 PIM in 388 career AHL games. The 5-11, 188-pound blueliner has also registered 3-17=20 points with a +17 rating and 110 PIM in 73 career NHL contests with Washington (2012-15) and Pittsburgh (2016-17).
NEWS: We've acquired right wing Adam Cracknell (@A_Cracknell) from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Steven Oleksy.
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) December 11, 2018
Ducks were looking for minor league goalie help. This move is part of the Cracknell-Oleksy minor NHL deal https://t.co/HHmYUKT4Lp
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 11, 2018