A dateline out of Prague followed by Brian Salcido’s name, as well as this rough translation (thanks to The NHL Arena) is adequate indication that the defenseman has signed in the Czech Extraliga.
Salcido was a fifth-round draft pick by the Ducks in 2005. A consistent offensive-minded defenseman at the American Hockey League, Salcido’s defensive shortcomings were enough to keep him from landing a job in Anaheim. In four professional seasons, the Hermosa Beach native appeared in two games with the Ducks in February 2009, recording one assist.
The 25-year-old was re-signed for a year after his entry-level deal expired in 2009, and became an unrestricted free agent July 1. Last season, when the Ducks didn’t have their own AHL affiliate, he recorded eight goals and 18 points in 68 regular-season games for the Manitoba Moose. He also had one assist in six playoff games for the Moose.
HC Sparta Prague plays in the highest league in the Czech Republic, which the IIHF recently rated the third-strongest league in Europe.
Dan Sexton, playing his first game in the American Hockey League since being sent back to Manitoba by the Ducks, scored twice in the Moose’s 5-4 loss to the San Antonio Rampage.
In six games for the Moose this season, Sexton has three goals and five points.
Ducks defenseman prospect Brian Salcido had a pair of assists in the game, including one on a first-period power play goal by Sexton. Salcido has seven goals and 14 points in 44 games for the Moose.
Speedy winger Dan Sexton, the Bakersfield Condors’ leading scorer, has been promoted from the Ducks’ ECHL affiliate to the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose.
The 22-year-old was leading the Condors in goals (13) and points (26), and has more goals than any ECHL rookie. A free-agent signee out of Boston College, Sexton was named ECHL Player of the Week Monday for scoring five goals and nine points in four games to help Bakersfield go 4-0.
After registering three assists in a 6-2 win against Alaska on Nov. 20, Sexton scored his first career hat trick in a 7-4 win against the Aces on Nov. 21 and closed out the week scoring the game-winning goal and three points (2g-1a) in a 4-2 win on Nov. 22.
Sexton’s center in Bakersfield, MacGregor Sharp, made his NHL debut with the Ducks last Thursday. In Manitoba, Sexton joins Ducks center Erik Christensen and defense prospect Brian Salcido.
Good news for Brian Salcido, the Ducks defenseman prospect from Hermosa Beach, who returned to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose over the weekend after missing six games with a concussion.
“It was pretty painful sitting out, there were so many games over such a short time,” said Salcido, who is one of two Anaheim Ducks prospects on the Moose roster this season. “It was my first concussion as a pro. When you have a concussion, your whole body feels fine and sometimes you don’t feel the symptoms but you have to be careful. If you hurt your shoulder, you know how much you can push it. So it was kind of a waiting game.