Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dustin Penner
Dustin Penner was born September 28, 1982 in Winkler, Manitoba. A free-agent signing of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in May of 2004, Penner played collegiate hockey at Minot State-Bottineau (NJCAA) in 2001-02 before opting to transfer to the University of Maine.

A hulking winger, Penner went on to play one season at Maine before joining Cincinnati of the AHL in 2004-05. In his first season of professional hockey, Penner registered 28 points (10-18-28) before going on to make his NHL debut with Anaheim during the 2005-06 season. Although he spent the majority of the season in the AHL, Penner was a key contributor to the Ducks drive to the Western Conference Finals.

Penner became a regular on the Ducks' line up in 2006-07 and broke out offensively by scoring 29 goals in 82 games, more goals than anyone on the line-up besides Teemu Selanne. In the playoffs that year, Penner and the Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators in five games to win the Stanley Cup. With the Cup win, Penner became the first former Maine Black Bear to win the Stanley Cup.

In the subsequent summer, Penner became a restricted free agent. Shortly thereafter, the Winkler, Manitoba native received a healthy offer from the Edmonton Oilers. The Ducks were unwilling to match the offer, and Penner became an Edmonton Oiler on August 2, 2007.

Penner would struggle initially with Edmonton, scoring only 23 times in his first year with the club, though he did post a career-best 47 points. The following year (2008-09) he was able to 'bulge the twine' only 17 times and many wondered if he would ever be able to live up to the contract he had signed with the Oliers.

2009-10 would be a breakout year for Penner. After two difficult seasons, he exploded offensively, setting career highs in goals, assists and points(32 goals, 31 assists and 63 points).

In the midst of another strong season in Edmonton, Penner was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings at the 2011 NHL trade deadline in exchange for Colton Teubert and two draft picks.

The following season Penner was part of the Los Angeles Kings club that stormed through the Western Conference playoffs and defeated the New Jersey Devils to capture the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Along the way Penner chipped in 11 points in 20 playoff games.

On July 16, 2013, Penner was signed as a free agent on a one-year, $2 million deal to return with the Anaheim Ducks.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 MSU - Bottineau NJCAA
2001-02 MSU - Bottineau NJCAA 23 20 12 32 30
2002-03 University of Maine H-East
2003-04 University of Maine H-East 43 11 12 23 52
2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 77 10 18 28 82 +10 9 2 3 5 13
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 19 4 3 7 14 +3 13 3 6 9 12
2005-06 Portland Pirates AHL 57 39 45 84 68 +41 5 4 3 7 0
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 29 16 45 58 -2 21 3 5 8 2
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 23 24 47 45 -12
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 78 17 20 37 61 +7
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 32 31 63 38 +6
2010-11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 62 21 18 39 45 -12
2010-11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 2 4 6 2 0 6 1 1 2 4
2011-12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 65 7 10 17 43 -7 20 3 8 11 32
2012-13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 33 2 12 14 18 -2 18 3 2 5 8
2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 49 13 19 32 28 +22
2013-14 Washington Capitals NHL 18 1 2 3 2 +3
2014-15
NHL Totals 589 151 159 310 354 78 13 22 35 58


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2004) AHL Second All-Star Team (2006) Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, May 12, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 2, 2007. Traded to Los Angeles by Edmonton for Colten Teubert, Los Angeles' 1st round pick (Oscar Klefborn) in 2011 NHL Draft and Los Angeles' 3rd round pick (Daniil Zharkov) in 2012 NHL Draft, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 16, 2013. Traded to Washington by Anaheim for Anaheim's 4th round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Brent Moran) in 2014 NHL Draft, March 4, 2014.
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