Gordon swims to Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks, parent club of the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, announced Saturday that the club has signed right wing Andrew Gordon to a two-year contract.

Gordon, 25, played in nine games with the Washington Capitals last season, scoring one goal and one assist. He spent the rest of the season with the Hershey Bears, Washington’s American Hockey League affiliate. Gordon tallied 28 goals and 29 assists for 57 points in 50 games with Hershey, and was selected to the 2011 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star team (scored two goals in the All-Star Game).

A native of Halifax, N.S., Gordon was drafted by Washington in the seventh round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He won consecutive Calder Cup Championships with Hershey in 2008-09 and 2009-10, and has posted 36 points (22-14) in 46 career AHL playoff games. In 267 career regular-season games in the AHL over four seasons with Hershey, Gordon has recorded 102 goals and 122 assists for 224 points along with a cumulative plus-80 rating. He was a Second Team AHL All-Star in 2009-10.

Gordon has played 12 career NHL games, totaling one goal and one assist.