41 Facts About Anaheim Ducks


Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California.

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The Anaheim Ducks compete in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League as a member of the Pacific Division, and play their home games at Honda Center.

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The Anaheim Ducks selected Ron Wilson to be the first head coach in team history.

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The Anaheim Ducks sold out 27 of 41 home games, including the last 25, and filled the Arrowhead Pond to 98.

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Anaheim Ducks licensed merchandise shot to number one in sales among NHL clubs, helped by their presence in Disney's theme parks and Disney Stores.

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The Anaheim Ducks sent Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky and a third-round pick to the Jets in return for Marc Chouinard, a fourth-round draft pick and right winger Teemu Selanne.

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Anaheim Ducks became only the fifth player in NHL history to have won the trophy as a member of the losing team.

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Anaheim Ducks led the team in scoring during the season with 40 goals and 50 assists for 90 points.

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The Anaheim Ducks faced the Calgary Flames in the Western Conference quarter-finals and forced a seventh game in Calgary, shutting out the Flames to reach the Conference semi-finals.

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Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov shined as the Anaheim Ducks swept the Avalanche in four-straight games, Bryzgalov breaking Giguere's scoreless streak record from the 2003 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Anaheim Ducks traded Joffrey Lupul, Ladislav Smid and a first-round draft pick to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for star defenseman Chris Pronger.

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Anaheim Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild in the Conference quarter-finals in five games and the Canucks in the semi-finals, in five games.

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Once again, the Anaheim Ducks faced the Detroit Red Wings in the franchise's third trip to the Western Conference Finals.

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However, the Anaheim Ducks won Game 4 without Pronger and Game 5 in Detroit, with Teemu Selanne scoring the latter game's overtime winner.

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The Anaheim Ducks then finished off the Red Wings in Game 6 for their second-ever Stanley Cup Final appearance.

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However, the Anaheim Ducks lost Game 3 and Pronger received his second one-game suspension, this time for elbowing Dean McAmmond.

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The Anaheim Ducks were again able to win without Pronger, defeating the Senators in Game 4 for an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup on home ice in Game 5.

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The Anaheim Ducks became the first California team, and the fourth West Coast team since the 1915 Vancouver Millionaires, 1917 Seattle Metropolitans and 1925 Victoria Cougars, to win the Stanley Cup.

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The Anaheim Ducks defeated the number one seed and Presidents' Trophy-winning San Jose Sharks in six games in the first round before being eliminated in the conference semi-finals by the eventual Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings in seven games.

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The Anaheim Ducks then signed free agent center and former Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu to a one-year deal.

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The Anaheim Ducks played through frequent injuries and picked up play in the second half of the season, but struggled coming out of the Olympic break.

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The Anaheim Ducks resigned Saku Koivu for two years and signed free agent defenseman Toni Lydman to a three-year contract.

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Anaheim Ducks became the first-ever Duck to win the Hart, as well as the first Richard winner as a Duck since Teemu Selanne won the award in 1999.

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The Anaheim Ducks started the season with NHL Premiere games in Helsinki and Stockholm.

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At one point of the season, the Anaheim Ducks won 18 of 19 games, the longest run of one-loss play in the NHL for 45 years.

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Dustin Penner was eventually traded to the Washington Capitals, and prior to the NHL trade deadline, the Anaheim Ducks acquired veteran defenseman Stephane Robidas from the Dallas Stars.

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Behind a Hart Trophy-caliber season from club captain Ryan Getzlaf, solid depth scoring, a steady if unspectacular defence and solid goaltending in the form of Jonas Hiller and rookie Frederik Andersen, many felt that the Anaheim Ducks were primed to be a top contender for the Stanley Cup.

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The Anaheim Ducks secured a second consecutive Pacific Division title and the number one seed in the Western Conference.

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Just prior to the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks sent Emerson Etem and a draft pick to the New York Rangers in exchange for speedy left-wing Carl Hagelin.

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In 1995, as part of the NHL's third jersey program, the Mighty Anaheim Ducks wore alternate "Wild Wing" jerseys, featuring the current mascot breaking out of a sheet of ice amid a jade base and purple trim.

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In 2003, the Mighty Anaheim Ducks released a black alternate jersey with purple and silver trim.

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In 2010, the Anaheim Ducks unveiled a black alternate jersey, featuring the "webbed D" as the main crest and thick orange stripes.

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The chromed Anaheim Ducks logo, designed for the Stadium Series, is on the chest.

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Anaheim Ducks has been the team's mascot since its inaugural season, and his name was chosen through fan voting.

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Anaheim Ducks wears a Ducks jersey with the number 93 on the back, referring to the year the Ducks became an NHL team.

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Anaheim Ducks regularly descends from the rafters of the arena when making his in-game entrances.

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Mighty Anaheim Ducks used a secondary "mascot", a person called "The Iceman", during the team's first game in 1993.

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Anaheim Ducks have two rivalries with two teams out of geographical proximity.

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The Anaheim Ducks won the series in 2009, but the Sharks came back in 2018.

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Anaheim Ducks hold an affiliation with a number of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Anaheim Ducks have a multi-year partnership with Chick-fil-A to increase community outreach in the Southern California area.

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