The rebuild continues as super pest Jarkko Ruutu has been dealt to the Anaheim Ducks for their 2011 6th round draft pick. A UFA at the end of the season, Ruutu will be joining his fourth team as the 35 year old has also played for Vancouver and Pittsburgh. With only two goals and eight assists on the year, Ruutu is having a down year.
In joining the Ducks, Ruutu will join a team likely to make the playoffs this season and could possibly make some noise. Ruutu is a great pick-up for a playoff run as he plays in your face hockey and is a great penalty killer. And along with their pick-up earlier in the season of super-super pest Maxim Lapierre, Anaheim looks like one annoying opponent to play in this year’s playoffs.
Check back here shortly for mine and Jared‘s take on the Ruutu trade.