Ducks agree with veteran C Shawn Horcoff on one-year deal

The Anaheim Ducks solidified their depth down the middle by agreeing to terms with veteran center Shawn Horcoff on a one-year contract worth $1.75 million, an NHL source confirmed with ESPN.com.

The 36-year-old Horcoff played the past two seasons with the Dallas Stars, scoring 11 goals in 76 games last season. He gives the Ducks insurance at center following news earlier this month that Nate Thompson would be out five to six months after having surgery to repair two tears in his left shoulder.

Horcoff is closing in on 1,000 career regular season games played in the NHL during his career with the Stars and Edmonton Oilers, and has 180 goals and 316 assists in that 949-game span.