Maine Hockey Journal

Genoway dealt to Vancouver for Rullier

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Joe Rullier from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for right wing Colby Genoway. Rullier will report directly to Portland, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Rullier, 26 (1/28/80), has played in 24 games with the Manitoba Moose (AHL) this season, scoring 2 goals, 6 assists for 8 points with 62 penalty minutes. The 6-3, 230-pound defenseman split the 2005-06 season between Hartford (AHL) and Manchester (AHL), scoring 8 goals, 23 assists for 31 points with 160 penalty minutes in 67 games played. He set professional single-season career highs in goals, assists and points.

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Rullier has played in 422 career AHL games, scoring 20 goals 63 assists for 83 points with 1,191 PIM. In 29 career Calder Cup playoff games, he has collected 6 assists for 6 points with 54 penalty minutes. He was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Genoway, 23 (12/12/83), recorded 8 goals, 21 assists for 29 points in 41 games with Portland (AHL) this season. He was signed by the Ducks as a free agent on July 11, 2006.

In other news:

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned defenseman Kent Huskins to the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Huskins, 27 (5/4/79), collected one assist and six penalty minutes in 13 games with Anaheim after being recalled from Portland (AHL) on Dec. 21. In 27 games with Portland this season prior to his recall, Huskins collected 2 goals, 9 assists for 11 points with 10 PIM and a +5 rating.

Huskins signed as a free agent on August 22, 2005. He was originally drafted by Chicago in sixth round (156th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

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