Dave Steckel was thrilled when the Toronto Maple Leafs traded him to the Anaheim Ducks on his birthday.
"You know you're going to a superior team right now and it's going to be fun," Steckel said. "Winning is always fun. I did have a grin from ear to ear, and obviously I'm a little more at ease because I have played under Bruce and Woody [assistant coach Bob Woods]. So far these last few days have been great. These guys have been great to me. It's a tight-knit group and I'm glad to be a part of it." Steckel added that he thinks Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau is probably "best coach that I've had in this game."