Avalanche add Wall in deal with Ducks

The Colorado Avalanche, a parent club of the AHL’s Albany River Rats, have acquired goaltender Michael Wall from the Anaheim Ducks. In return for his services, the Avalanche sent forward Brad May to Anaheim.

“Michael Wall is a solid prospect who will help the goaltending depth in our system,” said Avalanche executive vice president and general manager Francois Giguere.

Wall, 21, has spent most of the 2006-07 season with Anaheim’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates, where he was 10-6-1 with a 3.13 goals-against average and .880 save percentage in 19 appearances.

He was recalled on two separate occasions by the Ducks, posting a 2-2 record with a 2.97 GAA in four NHL appearances. He made his NHL debut on Nov. 26 against Calgary, stopping 19 of 22 shots for a 5-3 victory over the Flames.

A native of Telkwa, B.C., Wall signed with Anaheim as a free agent on Sept. 29, 2005.