The Ducks have reassigned goaltender Alex Stalock to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, defenseman Tristan Luneau was assigned to San Diego on a Conditioning Loan.
Stalock, 36 (7/28/87), has appeared in 179 career NHL games with Chicago (2022-23), San Jose (2010-16 & 2021-22) and Minnesota (2016-20), posting a 70-65-20 record with 11 shutouts, a 2.70 goals-against average (GAA) and .908 save percentage (SV%). Signed to a one-year contract Aug. 7, 2023, Stalock went 1-2-0 with a 2.74 GAA and .919 SV% in three games with San Diego to begin 2023-24.
In 2022-23 with the Blackhawks, he went 9-15-2 with two shutouts, a 3.01 GAA and .908 SV% in 27 games (24 starts). The 5-11, 170-pound goaltender was named one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Trophy last season after he missed the majority of the 2020-21 campaign due to myocarditis after complications from COVID-19 and returned to play in 2021-22. The St. Paul, Minn. native has posted a 109-84-20 record with 12 shutouts, a 2.63 GAA and .910 SV% in 220 career AHL games with San Diego, Bakersfield, San Jose, Iowa, Toronto, Worcester and Peoria.
Luneau, 19 (1/12/2004), appeared in two games with Anaheim to begin the season, including his NHL debut Oct. 19 vs. Dallas. He was named the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Defenseman of the Year in 2022-23 after scoring 20-63=83 points with a +49 rating in 65 games for Gatineau. He was also named a QMJHL First Team All-Star and Canadian Hockey League Second Team All-Star. He led QMJHL blueliners in points and assists, ranked second in goals, and was the only defenseman in the league to pace his club in points last season.
The 6-2, 195-pound defenseman’s 83 points were the most by a QMJHL defenseman since 2013-14 and he became one of eight league blueliners to score 20 goals in a single season the last 10 years. Selected by Anaheim in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2022 NHL Draft, the Victoriaville, Quebec native has collected 36-108=144 points with a +53 rating in 159 career QMJHL games with Gatineau from 2020-23.