The Ducks have signed University of Minnesota-Duluth junior Rob Bordson to a two-year, entry-level contract.
The 21-year-old, listed as both a center and a left wing, came out of nowhere last season to record 12 goals and 40 points in 40 games for the Bulldogs. From the UMD Web site:
Bordson, a native of Duluth, Minn., placed in a tie for third on the UMD scoring charts this past winter with 40 points on 12 goals and 28 assists after going pointless in 15 outings as a sophomore. That represented the second largest one-year scoring improvement of any Bulldog in 17 years. Named insidecollegehockey.com’s WCHA Breakthrough Player of the Year for 2009-10, Bordson currently ranks sixth in the league in overall assists and third in power play points (23).
Bordson becomes the sixth Bulldog since 2007 to leave school early for the professional ranks, joining winger Mason Raymond (with Vancouver in 2007), defensemen Matt
Niskanen (Dallas in 2007), Jason Garrison (Florida in 2008) and Evan Oberg (Vancouver in 2009) and goaltender Alex Stalock (San Jose in 2009).
Bordson’s career stats:
Team League GP G
A Pts. PIM
Rapids USHL 47 6 29
of Minn.-Duluth WCHA 27 1 6
U. of Minn.-Duluth WCHA 15 0 0
U. of Minn.-Duluth WCHA 40 12 28