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Caps send Perreault to Ducks

AP - Sports
Anaheim Ducks acquire C Perreault from Washington

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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.

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