Nokelainen

Nokelainen

Traded to Anaheim by the Boston Bruins Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Steve Montador, 23-year-old forward Petteri Nokelainen practiced with the Ducks for the first time yesterday.

The former first-round pick of the New York Islanders was one of three new addition at Ducks practice. As The Ducks Blog reports, Nokelainen’s biggest excitement on his first day came from sharing a dressing room with Teemu Selanne, a childhood idol of the native of Finland.

MK: Lots of luck go out to Nokelainen. If he can stay healthy, he should emerge as a solid third- or fourth-line forward for years to come.