The Anaheim Ducks, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled defensemen Sami Vatanen and Jordan Hendry from the Admirals.
Vatanen, 21 (6/3/91), has appeared in three games for the Ducks this season, going scoreless with a +1 rating. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 1 vs. Minnesota and also appeared on Feb. 4 vs. San Jose and Feb. 6 at Colorado. Vatanen played 62 games with the Admirals this season, earning 9-36=45 points with an even plus/minus rating and 44 penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-10, 180-pound defenseman led the team in assists, ranked second in scoring and tied for third in power-play goals (5) at the time of his recall. Last week, he was named an AHL All-Rookie Team member and a First Team AHL All-Star.