The Ducks have acquired defenseman Sheldon Brookbank from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for David McIntyre, the collegiate center acquired in the Brian Sutherby trade with Dallas in December.
Word on Brookbank is that he’s a tough player with a good right-handed shot from the point. He’s a good skater, not quick; a character guy who can fight and plays multiple roles, even subbing in as a fourth-line forward at the beginning of this season. Brookbank might have been higher on another team’s depth chart, but was typically the seventh man for the Devils.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Brookbank was a healthy scratch the last 20 games. He appeared in a career-high 44 games with the Devils in 2007-08, collecting 8 assists with 63 penalty minutes. He’s on a one-way NHL contract which will pay him $500,000 this season.
McIntyre, 21, is competing in his junior season at Colgate University of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC). In 26 games thus far, the 5-11, 190-pound forward has collected 13-17=30 points with 30 PIM. A native of Oakville, Ontario, McIntyre ranked second with the Raiders and tied for fourth in the ECAC with 15 goals in 2007-08.