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Ducks sign Genoway, Wilson

The Anaheim Ducks, parent club of the AHL’s Portland Pirates, announced today that they have signed right wing Colby Genoway and defenseman Clay Wilson to two-year, entry-level contracts.

Per club policy, no financial terms of the deals were disclosed.

Genoway, 22, played his first professional season with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack in 2005-06, recording 26 goals and 35 assists for 61 points in 77 games. He finished tied for seventh among all AHL rookies in goals and eighth in points.

In 13 Calder Cup Playoff games, the Morden, Man., native recorded four goals and eight assists for 12 points, tying for second on the Wolf Pack in scoring.

Genoway played three seasons at the University of North Dakota, reaching the NCAA championship game in 2005.

Wilson, 23, collected 10 goals and 27 assists for 37 points in 60 games for Grand Rapids in 2005-06, good for third in scoring among all rookie defensemen. He also owned a plus-17 rating.

The native of Sturgeon Lake, Minn., and a long-time resident of North Pole, Alaska, added three assists in 16 postseason matches for the Griffins. He earned CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week honors after putting up four goals and an assist in three games from Dec. 19-25.

Wilson spent the previous four seasons at Michigan Tech.