Anaheim Ducks acquire C Perreault from Washington

The Associated PressSeptember 30, 2013
Anaheim Ducks acquire C Perreault from Washington
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Streit (32), from Switzerland, skates with the puck as he is defended by Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault (85) in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Mathieu Perreault from the Washington Capitals in exchange for minor leaguer John Mitchell and a fourth-round pick in next year's draft.

The teams announced the deal Sunday.

Perreault has played in 159 games with the Capitals, scoring 70 points with a plus-17 rating. He has won 51.2 percent of his faceoffs.

Perreault began his career in Washington playing for Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau, who also coached Perreault in the AHL.

Perreault will be a restricted free agent after the season, but could find a solid role in Anaheim. He will compete for playing time at center with Nick Bonino, Peter Holland and Saku Koivu.

Mitchell is a left wing who spent last season with the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk.