posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 03:04 PM
ANAHEIM, California (AP) - The Mighty Ducks traded goalie Martin Gerber to Carolina for defenseman Tomas Malec and a third-round pick in this year's
Malec had seven goals and 13 assists in 74 games for Lowell of the AHL last season. Malec, scoreless in two games with Carolina, was originally
drafted by Florida in the third round of the 2001 draft.
Gerber had an 11-12-4 record in 32 games for Anaheim last season, with a 2.26 goals-against average and .918 save percentage. The backup to
Jean-Sebastien Giguere, he was originally drafted by Anaheim in the eighth round in 2001.
The Mighty Ducks now have four selections in the first three rounds of the draft, which takes place June 25-26 in Raleigh, N.C.
On Wednesday, the Hurricanes traded goaltender Arturs Irbe to the Columbus Blue Jackets for future considerations. He had been Carolina's all-time
goaltending leader with 309 games played, 130 wins and 20 shutouts.