Atlanta Thrashers\' Evander Kane, right, is tripped by Montreal Canadiens\' Mathieu Carle during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. The Anaheim Ducks have signed new defenceman Carle to a one-year contract.The Ducks reached the agreement Monday with the restricted free agent.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks have signed new defenceman Mathieu Carle to a one-year contract.
The Ducks reached the agreement Monday the restricted free agent.
Anaheim acquired Carle from Montreal last Friday in a trade for former first-round pick Mark Mitera.
Carle spent last season with the Canadiens' AHL affiliate in Hamilton, scoring 29 points in 68 games with a plus-19 rating while making the all-star team.
The 23-year-old made his NHL debut early in the 2009 season, playing in three games for Montreal.