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Ducks Acquire Bootland; Assign Him to Portland

Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 2008

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired right wing Darryl Bootland from the New York Islanders in exchange for right wing Matt Keith. Bootland was subsequently assigned to the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Bootland, 26 (11/2/81), appeared in four games with the Islanders this season, scoring 0-1=1 point with two penalty minutes (PIM). He also played in 28 games for Bridgeport (New York’s AHL affiliate), collecting 2-8=10 points with 93 PIM.

A native of Toronto, ON, Bootland was scoreless with nine PIM in six games with the Detroit Red Wings last season. He spent the rest of the 2006-07 campaign with Grand Rapids (Detroit’s AHL affiliate), scoring 18-13=31 points with 222 PIM.

Originally selected by Colorado in the eighth round (252nd overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Bootland has played three NHL seasons with Detroit (2003-04, 2006-07) and the New York Islanders (2007-08). In 28 career NHL games, he has recorded 1-1=2 points with 83 PIM.

Keith, 24 (4/11/83), had 5-5=10 points with 13 PIM in 34 games with Portland this season. Acquired from Chicago with Sebastien Caron and Chris Durno in exchange for Pierre Parenteau and Bruno St. Jacques on Dec. 28, 2006, Keith has played in 24 career NHL games (all with Chicago), scoring 2-3=5 points with 14 PIM.

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