Hockey center Antoine Laganiere ’13 signed a two-year contract with the NHL Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.
Just three days after the Bulldogs captured the national championship in a historic 4-0 victory over Quinnipiac, Laganiere decided to take his hockey career to Anaheim. Laganiere helped propel Yale to the highest echelon of collegiate hockey this season, scoring 15 goals and 14 assists in 37 games — including one of the three Bulldog goals in their overtime victory against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
According to Sporting News, Laganiere had offers from seven teams, including the Vancouver Canucks.
Standing at 6-foot-5 and tipping the scales at 214 pounds, Laganiere gives the Ducks greater size on the ice. With a record of 27-10, the Ducks are first in the Pacific Division and will go to the postseason. Because Laganiere signed after the April 3 NHL trade deadline, though, he will be unable to compete in the playoffs.
Laganiere was selected for the Academic All-ECAC team after his sophomore season. Over his four years, he tallied up 46 goals and 39 assists.