Determined Duck

Anaheim Ducks prospect MacGregor Sharp has been making history this season in his rapidly developing career.

After playing with the San Antonio Rampage in the East Coast Hockey League earlier this season, the 24-year-old center went straight to the NHL, skipping an AHL stop.

"It's been pretty amazing," Sharp told "It all happened so fast. You don't get a chance to step back and think about what you've done. Everything has been like a whirlwind."

Sharp was signed in March to a two-year deal when was at Minnesota-Duluth in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

He has played eight games with Anaheim and five with the Rampage.

"To be honest, when you are a kid you always dream of playing as a pro," Sharp said. "As you start progressing through levels, it becomes a reality that the opportunity is there for you. I always believed in myself - if I worked hard and did the right things every day, I'd be there."

Coyotes call up Porter

The Phoenix Coyotes recalled forward Kevin Porter from their AHL affiliate in San Antonio.

Porter leads San Antonio with 10 goals and 14 assists in 27 games. He has played in two games for Phoenix this season, with no points.

Porter, the 2008 Hobey Baker Award winner as a senior at Michigan, had five goals and five assists in 34 games for Phoenix as a rookie last season. He was a fourth-round pick by the Coyotes in the 2004 draft.

- Inquirer wire services