The Carolina Hurricanes addressed some of their toughness issues Tuesday, claiming Ducks forward Troy Bodie off waivers. The 25-year-old winger is in his third NHL season, having bounced between the AHL and NHL much of the past two years. He had a total of 16 fights last season — eight with the Ducks, eight with the Toronto Marlies.
Here is the release from the Hurricanes:
‘CANES CLAIM TROY BODIE ON WAIVERS FROM DUCKS
Forward has played in nine games this season with Anaheim
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has claimed right wing Troy Bodie on waivers from the Anaheim Ducks.
"Troy is a gritty player who gets up and down the ice well," said Rutherford. "He has good size and will add a physical presence to our corps of forwards."
Bodie, 25, has played in nine games with the Ducks this season, earning one assist and registering seven penalty minutes. The Portage La Prairie, Man., native is in his fifth professional season, and third season with Anaheim. In 57 career NHL regular-season games with the Ducks, Bodie (6’4", 213 lbs.) has scored five goals, earned three assists (8 points) and accumulated 87 penalty minutes.
AnaheimEdmonton drafted Bodie in the ninth round, 278th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.