Canucks deal Mike Brown to Ducks for McIver
The Vancouver Canucks traded forward Mike Brown to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Nathan McIver on Wednesday.
The Canucks immediately assigned McIver to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.
McIver, a 24-year-old native of Summerside, P.E.I., was chosen 254th overall by Vancouver in the 2003 NHL draft. He was claimed off waivers from Vancover by the Ducks in October.
McIver collected one assist in 18 games for the Ducks this season.
"I'm really excited," McIver told the Summerside Journal Pioneer. "I got to play some games in the NHL in Anaheim, but I wasn't getting to play a whole lot, especially the last couple of months.
"I think I needed a change and am happy to be going back to Vancouver".
McIver is looking forward to getting lots of playing time with the Moose.
"That's the biggest thing right now," said McIver. "I've only played 18 games right now with a limited amount of ice time.
"I need to play some games, play some big minutes in all situations and hopefully get a chance up in Vancouver before the year's over."
Brown, 23, played in 20 games for the Canucks this year, earning one assist and 85 penalty minutes.
Brown, from Northbrook, Ill., has one goal, one assist and 140 penalty minutes in 39 career NHL games. He was selected 159th overall by the Canucks in the 2004 NHL draft.