Deschamps, Sharp to Iowa

The Ducks signed free-agent center MacGregor Sharp two a two-year contract and assigned him to Iowa today, along with 2008 second-round draft pick Nicolas Deschamps.

Sharp, 23, tied for fourth in the nation in scoring with 26-24=50 points in 43 games with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) this season. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound center also finished second in the country in goals, tied for fourth in game-winning goals (4), and tied for ninth in power-play goals (9).

Named to the 2009 WCHA All-Tournament team and 2008-09 All-College Hockey News second team, Sharp helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2009 NCAA West Regional final against Miami University (Ohio). During the Bulldogs’ 6-1 postseason run, he compiled 6-3=9 points in seven games, including a hat trick in UMD’s 4-0, WCHA Final Five title victory over the University of Denver on Mar. 21.

A native of Red Deer, Alberta, Sharp missed only one of 158 games with UMD over the last four seasons. In 157 career games, Sharp scored 50-58=108 points with 19 power-play goals and 109 penalty minutes (PIM), leading the Bulldogs in scoring the past two seasons. Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team in 2006-07 and 2007-08, the 6-1, 195-pound center concluded his UMD career on an 11-game point streak (12-7=19), which included two hat tricks.

Check out his career stats here.

Deschamps, 19, had 24 goals and 65 points in 65 regular-season games for Chicoutimi of the QMJHL, as well as three goals and an assist in four playoff games. His stats are here.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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