Anaheim Ducks

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Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks logo
founding June 15, 1993
history Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
1993 - 2006
Anaheim Ducks
since 2006
Stadion Honda Center
Location Anaheim , California
Team colors Black, metallic gold, orange
league National Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
division Pacific Division
Head coach Flags of Canada and the United States.svg Dallas Eakins
Team captain CanadaCanada Ryan Getzlaf
General manager CanadaCanada Bob Murray
owner United StatesUnited States Henry Samueli Susan Samueli
United StatesUnited States
Cooperations San Diego Gulls ( AHL )
Stanley Cups 2007
Conference title 2002/03 , 2006/07
Division title 2006/07 , 2012/13 , 2013/14 , 2014/15 , 2015/16 , 2016/17

The Anaheim Ducks ( IPA : [ ˈænəhaɪm dʌks ]) are an American ice hockey franchise of the National Hockey League from Anaheim , California . It was founded on June 15, 1993 by the Walt Disney Company under the name Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and began playing at the beginning of the 1993/94 season . Since June 22nd, 2006, the team has been renamed under the current name, separated from the Disney group. The team colors are black, metallic gold and orange. The team plays their home games at the Honda Center .

The Ducks are one of the franchises that emerged from the league expansion in the 1990s. In the 2002/03 season the team reached the final of the Stanley Cup for the first time and unexpectedly , before winning the prestigious trophy for the first time in the 2006/07 season .


The foundation

In the summer of 1992, the Disney group acquired a license to form a team from the NHL league leadership for 50 million US dollars. In December 1992, the application of the Californians was unanimously approved and the admission to the National Hockey League - together with the Florida Panthers - announced for the following season 1993/94 . Due to the proximity to the metropolis of Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Kings franchise already based there, a good half of the amount was transferred to the Kings as compensation due to the resulting competitive situation. The new franchise was located in Anaheim , a suburb of Los Angeles, where the group's amusement park, the Disneyland Resort , is also located. The arena, which has now been renamed the Honda Center , Arrowhead Pond , was built in close proximity to the amusement park.

Wayne Gretzky's so-called " blockbuster deal" in August 1988 with the Los Angeles Kings had made a significant contribution to the development of ice hockey in California. The National Hockey League capitalized on Gretzky's popularity and added several teams to the league during the 1990s. These were primarily located in the southern states of the United States , which were traditionally not well-known ice hockey markets and where interest in professional ice hockey was previously considered to be relatively modest. In the "Golden State" two teams were placed during this time; next to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim also the San Jose Sharks . Before the establishment of the franchise in Anaheim, California, there was no professional ice hockey team in the city; only the Anaheim Flyers were active during the 1975/76 season in the semi-professional Pacific Southwest Hockey League .

The idea of ​​founding the franchise goes back to the film Mighty Ducks - Das Superteam , which grossed a considerable amount at the box office in the United States in the early 1990s. As a result, two more parts, namely Mighty Ducks II - The Super Team Returns and Mighty Ducks III - Now They 're Shaking Up High School , filmed, which were similarly successful in the USA and contributed to the popularity of the ice hockey team. Furthermore, in the 1990s, a TV cartoon series entitled Mighty Ducks - Das Powerteam ran . In addition, the choice of the team name was also significantly influenced by the Disney films. The decision, which Michael Eisner - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company - announced in March 1993 to trade the franchise under the name Mighty Ducks of Anaheim , was considered very controversial and met with widespread criticism.

Unsuccessful years (1993-1999)

Teemu Selänne reached the play-offs for the first time in 1996/97 with the Mighty Ducks.

On June 24, 1993, the Mighty Ducks joined the Florida Panthers in the Expansion Draft to fill their roster with new players. The franchise was entitled to select a total of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, and 13 strikers who were not banned from the other NHL teams. The Californians decided to select Bob Corkum , Bobby Dollas , Guy Hebert , Sean Hill , Bill Houlder , Troy Loney , Alexei Kassatonow , Joe Sacco and Ron Tugnutt , among others . Furthermore, the Ducks were authorized in the NHL Entry Draft , which took place two days after the Expansion Draft, and in the NHL Supplemental Draft to secure the rights to young talent for the first time. With their first right to vote in the Entry Draft in 1993 in fourth position of the first round, they selected the highly traded Paul Kariya , who would decisively shape the team as a leading player in the following years. In the fifth round, Mikhail Shtalenkow was selected, who took over the back-up position for goalkeeper Guy Hebert. In the Supplemental Draft, the franchise used their right in fifth position for defense attorney Pat Thompson , who turned out to be a mistake and never made it to the NHL. As the first head coach, the American Ron Wilson took over the coaching position and Jack Ferreira was appointed general manager. The Californians made their first barter before their first NHL game, when they acquired the two wingers Todd Ewen and Patrik Carnbäck from the Montreal Canadiens on August 10, 1993 .

On October 8, 1993, the Ducks played their first NHL game in the sold out Arrowhead Pond in front of 16,673 visitors against the Detroit Red Wings , which ended with a 2-7 home defeat for the Southern Californians. The Californians' starting line-up consisted of goalkeeper Guy Hebert, defenders Alexei Kassatonow and Randy Ladouceur , wingers Troy Loney and Terry Yake and center Anatoly Semjonow . The Mighty Ducks' first goal was scored by defender Sean Hill in an outnumbered situation . The team's first victory came at the third meeting on October 13, 1993 against the Edmonton Oilers , the winning goal for the 4: 3 final score for the Mighty Ducks was scored by Bill Houlder. In the first away game in the history of the franchise six days later, Terry Yake became the first Ducks player to score a hat trick . In the inaugural season there were mostly experienced players such as Bobby Dollas, Alexei Kassatonow, Randy Ladouceur, Anatoli Semjonow and Troy Loney, who was appointed the first captain, in the squad of the Mighty Ducks.

The Mighty Ducks earned 71 points in 84 games in their first season and finished fourth in the Pacific Division . This was not enough to qualify for the play-offs; they had missed this in five outstanding games of the regular season, but placed in the final table before the established Los Angeles Kings. The 19 away victories achieved set a new record for the debut season of an expansion team. In the NHL Supplemental Draft , which was last carried out in the calendar year 1994, the Ducks selected center Steve Rucchin in second position , who later for years as a center forward between the two wingers Paul Kariya and Teemu Selänne held a key position and was one of the top performers. The following season began due to a lockout on January 11, 1995 and was shortened to 48 games. The team did not qualify again for the finals and placed with 37 points on the bottom of the table in the Pacific Division. On February 7, 1996, the Ducks entered into an extensive barter with the Winnipeg Jets . The ducks went to Teemu Selänne and Marc Chouinard , while Chad Kilger and Oleg Twerdowski moved to Winnipeg in exchange . The Ducks finished the 1995/96 season in fourth place in the Pacific Division and just missed the play-offs with 78 points. The best player of the season was Paul Kariya, who completed the statistically most successful season of his career with 108 points. Teemu Selänne, who had recently been signed up, scored a total of 36 points in 28 games by the end of the season.

Team captain Paul Kariya formed the so-called "Dynamic Duo" from 1996 to 2001 together with Teemu Selänne.

In the following season 1996/97 the Mighty Ducks reached the play-offs for the first time. With 36 wins, 33 defeats and 13 draws in the regular season , the team also achieved a positive balance for the first time. Selänne exceeded the points record set by Kariya in the previous year and reached a total of 109 points in the regular season with 51 goals and 58 assists. In the first round of the play-offs, the team defeated the Phoenix Coyotes in seven games. In the seventh game, Guy Hebert recorded the first shutout in the play-offs for the Mighty Ducks. Anaheim met the Detroit Red Wings in the Conference semifinals. The Ducks lost the series 4-0, but three of the four games were only decided in extra time. Head coach Ron Wilson left the club despite this success and signed with the Washington Capitals . Then the Canadian Pierre Pagé was hired as the new head coach.

The Mighty Ducks started the 1997/98 season with two games in Tokyo against the Vancouver Canucks without their captain Paul Kariya, who was still in contract negotiations with the Californians. On December 22, 1997, Kariya reached an agreement with the Ducks and signed a new contract. In February 1998 in the home game against the Chicago Blackhawks , Gary Suter checked Paul Kariya in such a way that Kariya not only suffered a broken jaw, but was also injured for the rest of the season. The constant change in goal between Guy Hebert and Michail Shtalenkow was unusual for the team and both goalkeepers, but coach Pierre Pagé stayed with this rotation throughout the season. These influences led to the failure to reach the play-offs and a sixth place in the Pacific Division. As a result, the previous head coach Pierre Pagé was dismissed and Craig Hartsburg , who had previously been removed from office with the Chicago Blackhawks, took over the coaching post.

The main signings at the beginning of the 1998/99 season were veteran defender Fredrik Olausson and attacker Marty McInnis . After the Ducks had lost goalkeeper Shtalenkow in the expansion draft to the Nashville Predators , they signed goalkeeper Dominic Roussel from Nashville and gave it to Chris Mason and Marc Moro to the Predators. Goalkeeper Guy Hebert set new team records with six shutouts, a goal against goals of 2.42 and a catch rate of 92.2 percent, but for the whole season the Mighty Ducks were dependent on Teemu Selänne and Paul Kariya, who together 208 Scorer points scored. Long-time center Steve Rucchin scored 62 points. With a success rate of 22 percent, the team also had the best power play in the league ; thanks in particular to players like Teemu Selänne - most successful player in the league (25 hits in the majority) - as well as Paul Kariya, Fredrik Olausson, Marty McInnis and Tomas Sandström . The Mighty Ducks played the first round of the play-offs against the Detroit Red Wings and were eliminated without a win after four games from the finals.

Sale and first Stanley Cup final (1999-2006)

At the beginning of the 1999/2000 season , the Ducks signed Oleg Twerdowski , Niclas Haevelid and Witali Wischnewski, several strong defenders who formed the core of the team for several years. The main reason for the poor performance and the non-qualification for the finals was the insufficient offensive performance of the team with 188 goals scored. The Ducks could only win 25 games in the 2000/01 season and finished last with 66 points in the Pacific Division. In December 2000, the previous head coach Craig Hartsburg was relieved of his post due to the results that were not up to expectations and replaced by Guy Charron . In March 2001, the Ducks transferred Teemu Selänne, who had completed a solid playing time with 59 points, in exchange for Jeff Friesen , Steve Shields and a draft pick to the San Jose Sharks . After 49 games in which the Ducks only get 14 wins, Charron was also fired. Bryan Murray then took over as head coach. The 2001/02 season was just as unsatisfactory, with 69 points, the Ducks again finished last in the Pacific Division. Again, the insufficient offensive performance was the main reason for the disappointing results of the team. The 175 goals scored by the Ducks were only beaten by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the league.

Mike Babcock led the Ducks to the 2003 Stanley Cup final.

At the beginning of the 2002/03 season , the Ducks signed Adam Oates and Petr Sýkora two well-known reinforcements, who had a large share in the successful season. The Ducks offered the previous head coach Bryan Murray the office of general manager, whereupon he accepted the offer and decided on Mike Babcock as his successor in the coaching office. During the regular season, the Ducks earned 95 points, which was a new record for the franchise at the time. For the first time since 1999, the Ducks qualified again for the play-offs. In the first round, the playfully superior Red Wings were already defeated by the Ducks in four games, all of which ended with only one goal difference. Goalkeeper Giguère achieved a catch rate of 96.5%. In the semifinals of the Western Conference, the Ducks met the Dallas Stars . The first game of the series in Dallas went down in NHL history: In four overtimes there was no goal before Petr Sýkora after 140: 48 minutes decided the fourth longest game in NHL history in favor of the Ducks. The Ducks won the series in six games. When Sandis Ozoliņš scored the winning goal in the last game, the decision was made and the Ducks reached the Conference Finals. There they defeated the Minnesota Wild in four games. The final series of the Stanley Cup against the New Jersey Devils lasted seven games and was marked by the home wins of both teams. The Ducks were also defeated in the last game in New Jersey and lost the series 3: 4 wins. This was nevertheless the club's greatest success to date. The cornerstone of the success was the new head coach Mike Babcock and goalkeeper Jean-Sébastien Giguère , who achieved a catch rate of 94.5% in the play-offs and was the best player in the play-offs with the Conn Smythe Trophy was awarded.

2003 Stanley Cup finalist

Goalkeepers: Martin Gerber , Jean-Sébastien Giguère

Defenders: Keith Carney  ( A ), Niclas Hävelid , Fredrik Olausson , Sandis Ozoliņš , Ruslan Salei , Kurt Sauer , Witali Wischnewski

Attackers: Dan Bylsma , Marc Chouinard , Paul Kariya  ( C ), Patric Kjellberg , Jason Krog , Mike Leclerc , Rob Niedermayer , Adam Oates , Samuel Påhlsson , Steve Rucchin  ( A ), Cam Severson , Alexei Smirnow , Petr Sýkora , Steve Thomas , Stanislav Chistov

Head Coach: Mike Babcock   Assistant Coach: Lorne Henning , Paul MacLean   General Manager: Bryan Murray

Interior panorama of the Honda Center

In the following season 2003/04 a step backwards followed. With 76 points, the Ducks finished fourth in the Pacific Division, which was not enough to make it to the finals. Even the experienced attackers Sergei Fjodorow , Václav Prospal , Petr Sýkora and Steve Rucchin could not make it into the finals. The 2004/05 season was completely canceled due to a strike lasting several months.

Before the start of the 2005/06 season , the Ducks got two well-known and important reinforcements with Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selänne, who both signed a contract as free agents . In addition to Selänne and Niedermayer, Andy McDonald and Joffrey Lupul were among the best players of the season, all of whom scored over 50 points. During the regular season, the Ducks reached 98 points, making them the first time in three years to qualify for the play-offs. The Ducks played the first round of playoffs against the Calgary Flames, who they defeated in just under seven games. In the Conference semifinals, the Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche after just four games. The next opponent, the Edmonton Oilers, turned out to be too strong. The Ducks won only one game and lost the series in five games. Goalkeeper Ilja Brysgalow, who temporarily ousted Giguère, achieved a catch quota of 94.4% during the play-offs, making him the best catch quota of all goalkeepers in the play-offs.

Due to the falling audience figures, the Disney group decided in February 2005 to sell the club to billionaire Henry Samueli , an Anaheim-based patron of the city, who also managed the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim ( Honda Center since October 2006 ). As part of this sale of the franchise name was the 2006-07 season in Anaheim Ducks changed. The new logo and jerseys were unveiled on June 22, 2006 at the Honda Center by Todd Marchant and Corey Perry .

Stanley Cup victory and subsequent time under Carlyle (2006-2011)

At the beginning of the commitment phase for so-called free agents in July 2006, the management of the Anaheim Ducks announced a far-reaching transfer deal with the Edmonton Oilers . The experienced all-star defender Chris Pronger moved to Anaheim in exchange for Joffrey Lupul, Ladislav Šmíd and two first-round voting rights in the NHL Entry Draft 2007 and NHL Entry Draft 2008 and a second-round voting right in the NHL Entry Draft 2008.

Brian Burke played a key role in the first Stanley Cup win thanks to some significant transfer deals.

In the subsequent 2006/07 season , the Ducks managed to set a new NHL record right from the start. The team remained undefeated in the first 16 games in a row in regular time, breaking the old record of the Edmonton Oilers from the 1984/85 season by one game. With 110 points, 48 ​​wins and 257 goals scored, the Ducks also set three new franchise records and also won the Pacific Division title for the first time. In the first round of playoffs, Anaheim won 4-1 against the Minnesota Wild . The second round was also won with 4-1 wins against the Vancouver Canucks . Especially Anaheim's defender duo Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer and goalkeeper Jean-Sébastien Giguère were decisive for reaching the Western Conference final. In the Western Conference final they finally prevailed with 4-2 wins against the Detroit Red Wings. In terms of play, Detroit largely dominated the series. Anaheim balanced the series until the fourth game, before the team could turn the series in overtime in their favor in the fifth game in Detroit. Thus, the Ducks moved into the Stanley Cup final for the second time since 2003. In their second Stanley Cup participation, they met the Ottawa Senators . They beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1, winning the Stanley Cup for the first time. Scott Niedermayer was also named Most Valuable Player of the Finals. The Anaheim Ducks were the first California team to win the Stanley Cup.

2007 Stanley Cup winner
Anaheim Ducks logo

Goalkeepers: Ilja Brysgalow , Jean-Sébastien Giguère

Defenders: François Beauchemin , Joe DiPenta , Kent Huskins , Richard Jackman , Scott Niedermayer  ( C ), Sean O'Donnell , Chris Pronger  ( A )

Attackers: Ryan Carter , Ryan Getzlaf , Chris Kunitz , Andy McDonald , Todd Marchant , Brad May , Drew Miller , Travis Moen , Joe Motzko , Rob Niedermayer  ( A ), Samuel Påhlsson , George Parros , Dustin Penner , Corey Perry , Teemu Selänne , Ryan Shannon , Shawn Thornton

Head Coach: Randy Carlyle   Assistant Coach: Newell Brown , Dave Farrish   General Manager: Brian Burke

In the subsequent 2007/08 season , expectations in the environment were very high due to winning the championship in the previous year. The Ducks, who earned 104 points in the regular season and thus started fourth in the Western Conference in the playoffs, met the Dallas Stars in the first round . Against the stars, the club lost in a best-of-seven series with 2-4 wins and retired as reigning champions in the first round. In the 2008/09 season Anaheim was eighth in the Western Conference and played against the first, the San Jose Sharks . The Ducks won the series 4-2 and advanced to the semifinals, where they met the Detroit Red Wings, the runner-up of the regular season. The Ducks lost the seventh game and thus the series 3: 4 and were eliminated from the play-offs.

At the beginning of the 2009/10 season , the team composition changed only slightly, but crucially. Chris Pronger was transferred to the Philadelphia Flyers because the salary cap was exceeded and Anaheim was compensated accordingly. On January 31, 2010, an extensive barter with the Toronto Maple Leafs was completed. The Californians gave up long-time goalkeeper Jean-Sébastien Giguère, and in return the Ducks received Finnish goalkeeper Vesa Toskala and attacker Jason Blake from the Leafs.

Although the Southern Californians had a positive final balance with 39 wins and 32 defeats in the 2009/10 season, the playoffs were not reached for the first time since 2004. In June 2010, captain Scott Niedermayer declared his playing career over. In order to close the resulting gap, defender Toni Lydman was hired as a free agent. Bobby Ryan signed a new five-year contract in Anaheim in September 2010. Lydman fit in perfectly in his debut season in Anaheim and formed a defensive duo with Ľubomír Višňovský . While Lydman achieved the second-best value in franchise history with a plus / minus balance of +32 (together with Ryan Getzlaf in the 2007/08 season), Višňovský broke Fredrik Olausson's record for most goals this season by a Ducks defender with 18 goals (16 goals in the 1998/99 season) and finished the regular season with 68 points, the best value during this season in the NHL, and only missed it by one point to equalize Scott Niedermayer's point record.

Corey Perry became the first player in franchise history to win multiple individual awards in one season in 2011.

Corey Perry was the third player in franchise history to hit 50 goals this season and won the Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy as top scorer. In addition, Perry also secured the Hart Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player of the regular season, which had never before been achieved by any player in the history of the franchise. In addition to the first row of attacks around Ryan, Getzlaf and Perry, the second row around the experienced Blake, Koivu and Selänne also turned out to be decisive for the Californians to make it back to the finals after a year of abstinence. Jonas Hiller was mainly used as a regular goalkeeper during the season and impressed with a catch rate of 92.4 percent before he had to sit out due to an injury and failed when he returned. Towards the end of the season Hiller was replaced by Dan Ellis and Ray Emery , who both convinced with their consistent performances. In the playoffs, the Californians failed in the first round in six encounters against the Nashville Predators , who in turn moved into the second round for the first time.

During the free agent period in July 2011, the Californians acquired the center Andrew Cogliano for a second-round vote in a barter deal from the Edmonton Oilers after Todd Marchant had announced his retirement from active ice hockey two weeks earlier. On September 7, 2011, longtime Ducks defender Ruslan Salej was killed in a plane crash in Tunoschna near Yaroslavl . As a result, management decided to honor the defender over the course of the 2011/12 season with a patch on the shirt in a limited edition with the number 24, which the players wear on all three shirts. The start of the 2011/12 season was average at first, after which particularly unsatisfactory performances in November and December 2011 caused the team to fall outside the playoff ranks. For example, the team's weak point was the excessive dependency on top performers in the first and second rows.

Getzlaf, Perry etc., Boudreau takes over (since 2011)

After head coach Randy Carlyle was dismissed in the course of December 2011, the team managed to show a positive overall balance under Bruce Boudreau until the end of the season . However, this was not enough to make the playoffs. The most successful points collectors were again Teemu Selänne and Corey Perry with 66 and 60 points respectively.

The Ducks got off to an excellent start in the 2012/13 season , which was shortened due to an NHL lockout, and had the best start to the season in the club's history with seven wins, one loss and one overtime loss in the first nine games. In particular, the free agent engagements Sheldon Souray , Daniel Winnik and Viktor Fasth were instrumental in this success. Before the start of the season, the former All-Star defender of the Californians, Scott Niedermayer, had been appointed as the team's assistant coach. On March 18, 2013, the Anaheim Ducks set another franchise record with a 5-3 home win over the San Jose Sharks , which was synonymous with the record-breaking twelfth home win in a row. Shortly before, the team's two key top performers, team captain Ryan Getzlaf and winger Corey Perry, had been given new long-term contracts. Both signed in Anaheim for another eight years. On April 23, 2013, the Ducks won 3-0 in Edmonton, after they had already won 3-1 the day before, and thus secured the Pacific Division title and second place in the Western Conference. The best players of the regular season were Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and François Beauchemin, as well as the strong goalkeeper tandem Jonas Hiller and Viktor Fasth. In the final round - regardless of the successful performance in the regular season - the elimination in the first round with 3: 4 wins against the Detroit Red Wings.

In July 2013, long-time winger Bobby Ryan was transferred to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Jakob Silfverberg , Stefan Noesen and a first-round suffrage in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft . Defender Mark Fistric and winger Dustin Penner were signed as free agents , while Toni Lydman did not receive a new contract. In addition, old star Teemu Selänne again signed a contract for another season. Shortly before the start of the season, Mathieu Perreault came from Washington Center . Defender Sheldon Souray was seriously injured before the season and was then out for the entire following season.

After the Californians with a 1: 6 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in the 2013/14 season were started, the team succeeded then seven wins in a row. With ten games won in a row (December 6 to 28, 2013), a new franchise record was also set. In the meantime, the Ducks won 18 of 19 games in a row, which had previously only succeeded in the 1967/68 season the Montreal Canadiens . The team set another franchise record when they went undefeated in the first 22 home games of the season at the Honda Center in regular time. Shortly before the trade deadline , striker Dustin Penner and goalkeeper Viktor Fasth were handed in, while Stéphane Robidas from Dallas joined the team. A historic victory came on March 31, 2014 in the home game against the Winnipeg Jets . The Ducks won the game after falling 0: 4 in the meantime with 5: 4 in overtime.

The Ducks were among the most successful teams in the league throughout the season and finally set new franchise records with 54 wins in the regular season, 116 points and the second-most points in the entire league. In the race for the Presidents' Trophy they were only barely defeated by the Boston Bruins (117 points). They secured the second Pacific Division title in a row. In the first round of playoffs, Anaheim defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2 before they were defeated by the eventual Stanley Cup winners Los Angeles Kings in seven games in the Conference semifinals.

At the end of the season, Corey Perry was elected to the First and Ryan Getzlaf to the Second All-Star Team. The Danish rookie goalkeeper Frederik Andersen drew attention to himself with convincing performances over the course of the season, so that the previous goalkeeper Jonas Hiller did not receive a new contract and left California in the summer of 2014. Team captain Ryan Getzlaf was nominated as a finalist in three categories at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas : the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the most valuable player during the regular season and the Mark Messier Leadership Award for the player who excels through leadership . Eventually, however, he failed to secure one of the awards. Anaheim's General Manager Bob Murray won the General Manager of the Year award . In addition to goalkeeper Andersen, defender Hampus Lindholm was also elected to the league's all-rookie team.

In June 2014, the Ducks acquired US center Ryan Kesler from the Vancouver Canucks, including a third-round vote for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft . In return, Nick Bonino , Luca Sbisa and the Ducks' first and third round suffrage for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft , which took place on the day of the transfer, moved to Vancouver. At the end of the 2013/14 season, the Finnish star Teemu Selänne, who holds numerous franchise records, ended his active career. Likewise, Saku Koivu did not receive a new contract. In July 2014, defender Clayton Stoner and winger Dany Heatley were hired as free agents . In December 2014 Ilya Brysgalow followed , who, however, left the team after two months. Newcomers included Max Friberg , Tim Jackman and Jakob Silfverberg .

In the 2015/16 season, the Ducks acquired Carl Hagelin , Anton Khudobin , Ryan Garbutt and Brandon Pirri, among others . The team left in exchange Emerson Etem , James Wisniewski and Jiří Sekáč . Even Kyle Palmieri and Adam Cendening quit the team. Among the free agents, Shawn Horcoff and Chris Stewart could be acquired.


The exterior facade of the Honda Center

The Ducks have played their home games at the Honda Center , a 17,174-capacity multi-purpose arena , since their inception . The $ 123 million arena opened on June 19, 1993 after 2 years of construction with a sold out concert by Barry Manilow . After the completion of the Anaheim Arena , owned by the city of Anaheim, the Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company secured the naming rights. Until the end of May 2006, the Anaheim Arena was named Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim . In October 2006, Honda bought the naming rights to the arena and gave it its current name. The company will hold the naming rights for the arena until 2021 and will pay 60 million US dollars for the entire period of 15 years.

Inside view before an ice hockey game

The considerable increase in value of the franchise in 2013 (approx. 300 million, 2012 only 192 million) was mainly due to the modernization and expansion of the Honda Center. The owners Henry and Susan Samueli had a restaurant, a new team shop and a new entrance area to the arena built. Over 500 HD monitors were also installed in the Honda Center. Free Wi-Fi was also available.

The Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team also played there from 1994 to 1998 . Other teams that used the arena as their home ground included the Anaheim Bullfrogs (1993–1997) from Roller Hockey International , the Anaheim Splash (1994–1997) from the Continental Indoor Soccer League , the Anaheim Piranhas (1996–1997) from the Arena Football League and the Anaheim Storm (2003-2005) from the National Lacrosse League . The multifunctional arena also serves as the venue for various events, including concerts and wrestling shows .

Audience numbers

season Home

Number of spectators
workload sell-out
1993/94 41 694.458 16,938 098.6% 27
1994/95 1 24 412.176 17.174 100.0% 24
1995/96 41 703.355 17,155 099.9% 38
1996/97 41 696.057 16,977 098.9% 28
1997/98 41 693.228 16,908 098.5% 25th
1998/99 40 632.160 15,804 092.0% 9
1999/2000 41 592.901 14,461 084.2% 8th
2000/01 41 553.992 13,512 078.7% 3
2001/02 41 477.486 11,646 067.8% 3
2002/03 41 573.508 13,988 081.4% 7th
2003/04 41 614.508 14,988 087.3% 11
2004/05 2 - - - - -
2005/06 41 619.346 15.106 088.0% 12
2006/07 41 670.883 16,363 095.3% 25th
2007/08 41 704.913 17.193 100.0% 40
2008/09 41 696,590 16,990 099.0% 20th
2009/10 41 621.903 15,168 088.3% 1
2010/11 41 604.283 14,738 085.8% 5
2011/12 41 605.171 14,760 085.8% 9
2012/13 3 24 381,308 15,887 092.5% 10
2013/14 41 675.248 16,469 095.9% 26th
2014/15 41 669,448 16,328 095.1% 24
2015/16 41 669,805 16,336 095.1% 15th
2016/17 41 653.632 15,942 092.8% 11
2017/18 41 682.060 16,635 096.9%
1 season shortened due to the NHL lockout in 1994/95
2 season because of the NHL lockout 2004/05 failed
3 season shortened due to the 2012/13 NHL lockout

In the early days of their existence, the Californians benefited from a large audience participation and loyalty of their fan base, so that in the first four years in Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim an audience occupancy rate of almost 100 percent was recorded. In the first season, a total of over 12,000 season tickets were sold and over 40 luxury suites were occupied, followed by a series of 24 sold-out NHL games in a row. Between 1997 and 2000, attendance at Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim fell from an average of 16,908 in the 1997/98 season to 14,461 in the 1999/2000 season. In the following two years, the occupancy rate continued to fall, in the 2001/02 season it was only 68 percent with an average of 11,646 viewers. For the 2002/03 season, the average rose again to 13,988 viewers for the first time.

The reasons for the declining audience response between 1998 and 2002 were mainly due to the unsatisfactory sporting results when three times in a row the qualification for the finals was not achieved.

After the failure of the 2004/05 season, the number of spectators recovered and the occupancy rate rose significantly. In the 2006/07 season, with 16,363 spectators per game, 95 percent of all seats were sold. In the 2008-09 season, an average of 16,990 spectators watched the Ducks games at the Honda Center. The following season 2009/10 was characterized by a sharp drop in attendance due to the eventual missed qualification for the play-offs and the reduced audience interest. In the following season, the average attendance fell again and with only 14,738 spectators, the Californians took 26th and fifth from bottom within the NHL. In the three playoff games against the Nashville Predators , however, the Honda Center was sold out.

By the end of the 2012/13 season, the Californians booked 305 sold out games at the Honda Center. The Anaheim Ducks hold an internal record with 78 sold out NHL games in a row; between 2006 and 2008 (63 regular season games and 15 playoff games).

A ticket cost an average of 44 US dollars in the 2008/09 season, an increase of three dollars compared to the previous year. Average ticket prices remained unchanged during the 2009/10 season. In the 2013-14 season, the cost of a home game at the Honda Center averaged $ 50. In a league-internal comparison, tickets in Anaheim are relatively cheap to buy, while the markets in Toronto , Chicago and Montreal in particular are considered high-priced islands.

Owners and farm teams

The franchise has been owned by billionaire Broadcom founder Henry Samueli and his wife Susan since June 2005 . They paid around $ 70 million to buy the California franchise. The team was previously owned by the Walt Disney Company . Due to the change of ownership in 2006, the name of Mighty Ducks of Anaheim changed to its current name, as well as the team colors.

season Farm team league
1993 / 94-1994 / 95 San Diego Gulls IHL
1993 / 94-1994 / 95 Greensboro Monarchs ECHL
1995/96 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL
1995 / 96-1996 / 97 Baltimore Bandits AHL
1996 / 97-1997 / 98 Fort Wayne Comet IHL
1996 / 97-1997 / 98 Long Beach Ice Dogs ECHL
1997 / 98-2004 / 05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL
1998/99 Huntington Blizzard ECHL
2004/05 San Diego Gulls ECHL
2005 / 06–2007 / 08 Portland Pirates AHL
season Farm team league
2005 / 06–2007 / 08 Augusta Lynx ECHL
2008/09 Iowa chops AHL
2008 / 09–2009 / 10 Bakersfield Condors ECHL
2009/10 San Antonio Rampage AHL
2010 / 11–2011 / 12 Syracuse crunch AHL
2010 / 11–2011 / 12 Elmira Jackals ECHL
2012 / 13–2014 / 15 Norfolk Admirals AHL
2012/13 Fort Wayne Comet ECHL
2013 / 14–2017 / 18 Utah grizzlies ECHL
since 2015/16 San Diego Gulls AHL

Like all NHL teams, the Anaheim Ducks maintain several farm teams in sub-leagues . The most important cooperation for the franchise has been maintained by the Ducks since the 2015/16 season with the San Diego Gulls from the American Hockey League , which are based in San Diego in the US state of California. There, among other things, young up-and-coming players who are under contract in the Ducks franchise and want to recommend themselves for the NHL have the opportunity to gain match practice.

The American Hockey League is declared as a minor league of class AAA and thus the highest possible division below the NHL. The Ducks previously worked at this level with the San Diego Gulls and Fort Wayne Komets from the International Hockey League as well as the Baltimore Bandits , Cincinnati Mighty Ducks , Portland Pirates , Iowa Chops , San Antonio Rampage , Syracuse Crunch and Norfolk Admirals from the AHL . There were also numerous collaborations with teams from the ECHL and East Coast Hockey League. Since the beginning of the 2013/14 season, these were the Utah Grizzlies .

Economic development

season value sales Profit loss
1997/98 109 49.6 +6.3
1998/99 117 46.7 −4.4
1999/2000 116 48.1 −7.5
2000/01 118 49.0 −5.5
2001/02 111 48.0 −13.7
2002/03 112 59.0 −10.8
2003/04 108 54.0 −22.4
2004/05 no data due to lockout
2005/06 157 75.0 −0.2
2006/07 197 89.0 +6.6
2007/08 202 90.0 +1.0
2008/09 206 94.0 +4.8
2009/10 188 85.0 −5.2
2010/11 184 84.0 −8.8
2011/12 192 91.0 −10.8
2012/13 300 73.0 −3.9
2013/14 365 107.0 −3.7
2014/15 400 122.0 −0.8
2015/16 415 121.0 −1.2
2016/17 460 136.0 −2.6
2017/18 460 134.0 −2.3
2018/19 480 137.0 −3.1

* All figures in millions of US dollars

During the 1997/98 season , the Ducks generated revenues of $ 49.6 million and ended the season with a profit of $ 6.3 million. In the following years sales remained constant, but personnel costs rose significantly. As a result, there was a loss of $ 7.5 million in the 1999/2000 game year books . In the 2001/02 season the loss increased to 13.7 million US dollars, before a loss of 10.8 million US dollars was recorded in the following year, despite an increase in sales from 48 to 59 million US dollars .

The reasons for the financial losses between 1998 and 2004 were mainly due to the now marked increase in salary costs and the decline in audience response.

The following 2003-04 season was another setback economically as a loss of $ 22.4 million was posted. After the 2004/05 season had to be canceled due to a strike, the franchise was able to recover economically the following year and achieved a new record turnover of 75 million US dollars. Even so, the Ducks haven't made it back to profitability, but the loss was just $ 200,000. The 2006/07 season was a sporting and financial success. Sales rose to 89 million and the Ducks made a profit for the first time in the new millennium. The franchise closed the season with $ 6.6 million in profit. In the 2008-09 season, the Ducks achieved a new record in sales of $ 94 million and ended the season with a profit of $ 5 million. In the following season, both the value of the franchise and sales declined. For the first time since 2006, the business year ended with a loss because the team stagnated and missed the playoffs. This trend continued into the following season, with a loss of around $ 8.8 million.

Value of the franchise

According to Forbes Magazine , the value of the franchise was just under $ 206 million at the end of 2009, but by the end of 2012 the market value had dropped to $ 192 million. At the end of 2013, the franchise was ranked 21st in the league with a total value of 300 million, just behind the New Jersey Devils (320 million) and ahead of the Buffalo Sabers (250 million). Leading the way were the Toronto Maple Leafs with a market value of 1.15 billion, while the Columbus Blue Jackets brought up the rear with 175 million.

The team was worth $ 117 million for the 1998/99 season. Over the next five years, the value of the franchise remained largely constant. In 2004, the value dropped to $ 108 million. In the 2005-06 season, the team's value rose above average and amounted to $ 157 million. As a result of the success of the following seasons, the value rose by almost 32 percent to 206 million US dollars within four years. With an increase in value of almost 76 percent from the end of the 1998/99 season to 2009, the Ducks franchise has outperformed the league average, which is 30 percent.

Player salaries

season Spending on salaries
in millions of dollars
1993/94 8.7
1994/95 13.2
1995/96 14.2
1996/97 16.3
1997/98 19.0
1998/99 30.5
1999/2000 35.1
2000/01 38.5
2001/02 36.9
2002/03 38.8
2003/04 54.4
2004/05 no data due to lockout
2005/06 about 38
2006/07 approx. 43
2007/08 approx. 53
2008/09 approx. 50
2009/10 approx. 54
2010/11 approx. 54
2011/12 approx. 63
2012/13 approx. 39
2013/14 about 64
2014/15 approx. 67
2015/16 approx. 67
2016/17 about 80
2017/18 approx. 78
2018/19 about 80

Player staffing costs have increased significantly since the Anaheim Ducks' first season in 1993, although it was during that time that the most number of players per season were used. The Californians started their inaugural season with personnel expenses of 7.9 million US dollars, which at that time corresponded to the lowest salary expenses of an NHL team. Players such as goalkeeper Guy Hebert (US $ 400,000), defender Alexei Kassatonow (US $ 650,000) and striker Steven King (US $ 365,000), who had previously been selected in the NHL Expansion Draft , were relatively inexpensive . In addition to defender Kassatonow, goalkeeper Ron Tugnutt was the only player to be honored with more than 450,000 US dollars. In their debut season, salary costs rose to $ 8.7 million, but by the 1997/98 season the total salaries had more than doubled to an amount of $ 19 million. The Ducks followed a trend across the league in which player salaries continued to rise, especially just before the start of the new millennium. Spending on salaries increased from $ 19 million to $ 38.5 million between 1997 and 2000. For the next two years, spending stayed constant between $ 36 million and $ 39 million.

That changed at the beginning of the 2003-04 season when the salary costs rose sharply at the Ducks. The Ducks spent nearly 43 percent more than last year at $ 54.4 million, even though revenue was actually down. The NHL reacted against the trend with ever increasing personnel costs. While the canceled 2004-05 season led the NHL salary cap per team, a so-called salary cap of 39 million US dollars, as the gap between rich and poorer franchises in previously grown, what the sporting competition in the league did not benefit. During the 2003/04 game year, the Detroit Red Wings had the highest budget with $ 77.8 million, the Nashville Predators could invest less than a third of that in players with $ 23.2 million and the Ducks were in the midfield of the game League in terms of staff costs.

For the 2005-06 season, the Ducks had a budget of $ 38 million. Spending rose to $ 53 million in 2008 and was just under $ 50 million for the 2009/10 season. Salary expenses rose to 54 million by year-end after management renewed Bobby Ryan's expiring contract and cost his signature an estimated $ 25.5 million over five years.

Since the founding of the Ducks, player salaries in the NHL have seen a real boom and have increased by almost 300 percent since 1993. Since then, salaries at the Anaheim Ducks have increased by more than 600 percent, but it must be noted that they had one of the smallest budgets available to any team at 8.7 million US dollars in their debut season.

External presentation


The Ducks logo consists of a stylized webbed foot of a duck that forms the letter D of the word "Ducks" . All letters of the lettering are in capital letters. The text itself is gold colored with orange and black accents. This gives it a three-dimensional appearance. The entire logo is again outlined in white. The word Anaheim appears in smaller capital letters above the team's name.

The old logo of the Ducks before the name change was a representation of a traditional goalie mask that had a relief of a duck's bill. Behind the mask were two hockey sticks, a black circle, and a triangle that were crossing each other. The color of the triangle was either green or gray depending on how the logo was used.

Jersey design

The Anaheim Ducks have been wearing a black home shirt since the name change, which was also associated with the choice of new team colors. In the lower area and on the arms there is a gold-colored, white and orange stripe that runs diagonally. The chest area is characterized by the team's lettering. For away games, the Ducks wear a jersey with a light basic color . In the design of the home shirt, the shirt is kept in white.

From 2003 to 2006, the Ducks wore a shirt with a dark basic color when playing at home, as required by the rules of the NHL. From 1993 to 2003, this was the team's first away kit. For away games, the Anaheim Ducks wore a jersey with a light basic color between 2003 and 2006. In the design of the earlier home shirt, the shirt was white. In addition, the jerseys were defined by jade green, eggplant-like, white and gray tones. The chest area was characterized by the team logo at the time.

In addition, there were several alternative kits.


The official mascot of the Anaheim Ducks is an anthropomorphic duck named Wild Wing , selected through a fan vote in 1993. The mascot wears the jersey with the number 93 on his back. The number represents the year in which the Ducks were inducted into the NHL. The mascot's name was also the name of the crew's captain, Wildwing Flashblade, in the Walt Disney series Mighty Ducks - The Powerteam .

Media presence

The Anaheim Ducks' television partner is Los Angeles- based KDOC-TV , which covers the regional television market and broadcasts most of the regular season games. The television stations Versus and NBC hold the transmission rights for the entire US market. However, these stations only broadcast a few selected Anaheim Ducks games during the season, but exclusively.

During play-offs, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will broadcast the play-offs of the first two rounds, unless they are broadcast by NBC. The remainder of the play-offs up to and including the final series of the Stanley Cup will be shown by NBC and Versus in the United States.

In Canada , CBC is the primary broadcaster for regular season games and play-offs. TSN also holds transmission rights to NHL games, but is only allowed to show the games that CBC does not broadcast. However, both channels mainly focus on games with Canadian participation, so only a few Anaheim Ducks games can be seen in Canada.

In Europe, NASN holds the rights to the NHL games. During the season, some Anaheim Ducks games will be broadcast, with NASN using the broadcasts from the respective stations from the USA.

Thanks to the official websites of the National Hockey League and the Anaheim Ducks, radio broadcasts of the games can also be received worldwide.

Send over the Internet Yahoo! and Comcast , the parent company of the television station Versus, selected NHL games live, including some of the Anaheim Ducks. The service is free, but access is restricted to US-based internet users. All of the team's games outside of the local television market can also be received via the Internet via the NHL Center Ice Online , which is subject to a fee .

The Ducks also produce their own program called Ducks-TV , which is presented by Time Warner . Ducks TV can be seen on the Ducks' official homepage. All games of the season are summarized individually, the best scenes are shown and commented on by the moderators. The moderators also interview some players every time.

Achievements and honors

Sporting successes

Stanley Cups
Conference Championships season
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl 2002/03 , 2006/07
Division Championships season
Pacific Division 2006/07 , 2012/13 , 2013/14 , 2014/15 , 2015/16 , 2016/17

The Ducks celebrated their first major success in the 2002/03 season by winning the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl and thus reaching the Stanley Cup final. There they managed to keep the series open for a long time, but were defeated by the favored New Jersey Devils with 3: 4 wins.

In the 2006/07 season they reached the final series again. This time they faced the Ottawa Senators . The team prevailed in five games and won the Stanley Cup for the first time. In addition to winning the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, the team also won the Pacific Division title in advance .

NHL Awards and All-Star Team Nominations

Award Surname season
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Teemu Selänne 2005/06
Conn Smythe Trophy Jean-Sébastien Giguère
Scott Niedermayer
Hart Memorial Trophy Corey Perry 2010/11
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Paul Kariya
Paul Kariya
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy Teemu Selanne
Corey Perry
William M. Jennings Trophy Frederik Andersen
John Gibson
NHL General Manager of the Year Award Bob Murray 2013/14
All-rookie team Paul Kariya
Bobby Ryan
Frederik Andersen
Hampus Lindholm
John Gibson
First All-Star Team Paul Kariya
Paul Kariya
Teemu Selänne
Paul Kariya
Scott Niedermayer
Scott Niedermayer
Corey Perry
Corey Perry
Second all-star team Teemu Selänne
Teemu Selänne
Paul Kariya
Paul Kariya
Chris Pronger
Ľubomír Višňovský
François Beauchemin
Ryan Getzlaf

Since the founding of the franchise , an Anaheim Ducks player has won one of the individual NHL awards eight times . In addition, one player made it into one of the All-Star teams and four others into the All-Rookie team 16 times .

As the first player, Paul Kariya succeeded in following the 1995/96 season, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy , which honors the player who was able to demonstrate a high sporting standard and exemplary behavior to win. The reason for the choice of Kariya was that he collected a total of 108 points in the 1995/96 season and received only 20 penalty minutes. A season later, Kariya again won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy due to his outstanding performance and fairness. Teemu Selänne was the next to be awarded the Maurice Richard Trophy as top scorer of the regular season after the 1998/99 season. Jean-Sébastien Giguère in 2003 and Scott Niedermayer in 2007 received the Conn Smythe Trophy , which honors the most valuable player in the playoffs. In 2006 Teemu Selänne succeeded in winning the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy , which honors the player who combines perseverance, dedication and fairness in and for ice hockey. After the 2010/11 season was over, Corey Perry became the first player in franchise history to win the Hart Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Regular Season Player. The Canadian had scored 50 goals over the course of the season, which also earned him the Maurice Richard Trophy as the most successful goalscorer, and was instrumental in the Californians' play-offs with a strong final third of the season. At the end of the season, Perry was elected to the League's First All-Star Team, while defender Ľubomír Višňovský received a nomination for the League's Second All-Star Team.

Paul Kariya managed to be the first Ducks player to be elected to the NHL First All-Star Team in the 1995/96 season . In 1996/97 and 1998/99 he did this two more times and he was the first Ducks player to do this several times. Teemu Selänne was also elected to the NHL First All-Star Team in the 1996/97 season. It was the only time so far that two Ducks players were elected to the First All-Star Team in the same season. Scott Niedermayer made it to the First All-Star Team in 2005/06 and 2006/07 and is the only Ducks defender to have succeeded. Selänne and Kariya have also been elected to the Second All-Star Team several times. Ryan Getzlaf succeeded in this in the 2013/14 season as the last Ducks player to date. So far, no Ducks goalkeeper has been elected to the All-Star Team.

NHL All-Star Game Nominations

year Surname
1994 Alexei Kassatonov
1996 Paul Kariya
1997 Paul Kariya
Teemu Selänne
Guy Hebert
1998 Teemu Selänne
Dmitri Mironov
1999 Paul Kariya
Teemu Selänne
2000 Paul Kariya
Teemu Selänne
2001 Paul Kariya
2002 Paul Kariya
2003 Paul Kariya
Stanislaw Tschistow **
2004 Joffrey Lupul **
2007 Teemu Selänne
Andy McDonald
Scott Niedermayer *
Ryan Getzlaf **
Randy Carlyle ***
year Surname
2008 Scott Niedermayer
Chris Pronger
Ryan Getzlaf
Corey Perry
2009 Jean-Sébastien Giguère
Scott Niedermayer
Ryan Getzlaf
2011 Jonas Hiller
Corey Perry
Cam Fowler ****
2012 Corey Perry
2015 Ryan Getzlaf
2016 Corey Perry
John Gibson
2017 Cam Fowler
Ryan Kesler
2018 Rickard Rakell
2019 John Gibson
2020 Jakob Silfverberg *

* Cancellation due to injury
** Participation in the YoungStars Game
*** Participation as a trainer
**** Participation in the Skills Competition

So far, a total of 34 Anaheim Ducks players have been voted into the All-Star Game by fans because of their popularity or have been nominated by coaches based on their performance.

From the ranks of the Ducks, 28 field players and four goalkeepers were in the squad at an All-Star Game. The first Ducks player to be nominated for an All-Star Game was Russian defender Alexei Kassatonov in 1994 . He came on January 22, 1994 in New York in the 8: 9 loss to the Eastern Conference All-Stars for the Western Conference to use.

With seven appearances for the Ducks, Paul Kariya is the player who can look back on the most appearances in the team's history. Teemu Selänne even took part in an All-Star Game ten times. However, he only played for the Ducks during six of them. With nine goals, Selänne is the most successful player in All-Star Games. Guy Hebert was the first goalkeeper to appear for the Ducks in the All-Star Game in 1997. Teemu Selänne was voted Most Valuable Player of the All Star Game in 1998 for three goals scored. He also set a new record in that game when he scored two goals in the first four minutes of the game.

In 2007, Randy Carlyle , a Ducks coach, was invited to an all-star game for the first time. The reason was Anaheim's leading position in the Western Conference on January 5, 2007. Scott Niedermayer was the only Ducks player to have to cancel participation in the All-Star Game due to an injury in 2007.

Four years later, goalkeeper Jonas Hiller took part in the All-Star Game. Hiller kept 15 of 17 shots on goal in the game and was thus the statistically best goalkeeper of the All-Star Game 2011. His teammate in Anaheim Corey Perry was successful with two assists.

Season statistics

Abbreviations: GP = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, OTL = defeats after overtime , SOL = defeats after shootout , Pts = points, GF = goals scored, GA = goals conceded, PIM = penalty minutes

season GP W. L. T OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM space Playoffs
1993/94 84 33 46 5 - - 71 229 251 1507 4th, Pacific Division not qualified
1994/95 1 48 16 27 5 - - 37 125 164 731 6th, Pacific Division not qualified
1995/96 82 35 39 8th - - 78 234 247 1707 4th, Pacific Division not qualified
1996/97 82 36 33 13 - - 85 243 233 1710 2nd, Pacific Division Conference quarter-finals win, 4: 3 ( Phoenix ),
Conference semi-finals defeat, 4: 4 ( Detroit )
1997/98 82 26th 43 13 - - 65 205 261 1843 6th, Pacific Division not qualified
1998/99 82 35 34 13 - - 83 215 206 1323 3rd, Pacific Division Conference quarterfinals lost, 4-0 ( Detroit )
1999/2000 82 34 33 12 3 - 83 217 227 926 5th, Pacific Division not qualified
2000/01 82 25th 41 11 5 - 66 188 245 1136 5th, Pacific Division not qualified
2001/02 82 29 42 8th 3 - 69 175 198 1254 5th, Pacific Division not qualified
2002/03 82 40 27 9 6th - 95 203 193 954 2nd, Pacific Division Conference quarterfinals win, 4-0 ( Detroit )
conference semifinals, 4-2 ( Dallas )
conference final, 4-0 ( Minnesota )
loss in Stanley Cup final, 4-0 ( New Jersey )
2003/04 82 29 35 10 8th - 76 184 213 1131 4th, Pacific Division not qualified
2004/05 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
2005/06 82 43 27 - 5 7th 98 254 229 1462 3rd, Pacific Division Conference quarter-finals win, 4: 3 ( Calgary )
Conference semi-finals win, 4: 0 ( Colorado )
Conference final defeat , 4: 1 ( Edmonton )
2006/07 82 48 20th - 4th 10 110 258 208 1427 1st, Pacific Division Conference quarterfinals win, 4-1 ( Minnesota )
conference semifinals win, 4-1 ( Vancouver )
conference finals win, Stanley Cup finals 4-2 ( Detroit )
Stanley Cup finals , 4-1 ( Ottawa )
2007/08 82 47 27 - 1 7th 102 205 191 1465 2nd, Pacific Division Conference quarter-finals lost, 2-4 ( Dallas )
2008/09 82 42 33 - 4th 3 91 245 238 1418 2nd, Pacific Division Conference quarter-finals win, 2-2 ( San Jose )
Conference semi-finals defeat, 4-2 ( Detroit )
2009/10 82 39 32 - 3 8th 89 238 251 1256 4th, Pacific Division not qualified
2010/11 82 47 30th - 3 2 99 239 235 1178 2nd, Pacific Division Conference quarterfinals lost, 2-4 ( Nashville )
2011/12 82 34 36 - 5 7th 80 204 231 962 5th, Pacific Division not qualified
2012/13 3 48 30th 12 - 3 3 66 140 118 525 1st, Pacific Division Conference quarterfinals lost, 3-4 ( Detroit )
2013/14 82 54 20th - 2 6th 116 266 209 894 1st, Pacific Division Conference quarter-finals win, 4-2 ( Dallas )
Conference semi-finals defeat, 4-2 ( Los Angeles )
2014/15 82 51 24 - 3 4th 109 236 226 877 1st, Pacific Division Conference quarterfinals win, 4-0 ( Winnipeg )
Conference semi-finals win, Conference finals 4-1 ( Calgary )
Conference final defeat, 4-0 ( Chicago )
2015/16 82 46 25th - 7th 4th 103 215 188 1023 1st, Pacific Division Conference quarterfinals lost, 3-4 ( Nashville )
2016/17 82 46 23 - 10 3 105 220 197 934 1st, Pacific Division Conference quarter-finals win, 4-0 ( Calgary )
Conference semi-finals win, Conference-finals 4: 3 ( Edmonton )
Conference final defeat, 4-0 ( Nashville )
2017/18 82 44 25th - 6th 7th 101 231 209 798 2nd, Pacific Division Conference quarterfinals lost, 4-0 ( San Jose )
2018/19 82 35 37 - 7th 3 80 196 248 736 6th, Pacific Division not qualified
2019/20 4 71 29 33 - 8th 1 67 187 226 725 6th, Pacific Division not qualified
total 2055 973 804 107 96 75 2224 5552 5642 29902 14 playoff appearances
1 Stanley Cup win
29 series: 16 wins, 13 losses
162 games: 89 wins, 73 losses
1 season shortened due to the NHL lockout in 1994/95
2 season because of the NHL lockout 2004/05 failed
3 season shortened due to the 2012/13 NHL lockout
3 season shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Franchise records

Teemu Selänne holds various franchise records.
Jean-Sébastien Giguère is the club's most successful goalkeeper.

Selected player records of the franchise over the entire career as well as over individual seasons are listed below.


Surname number
Most games Ryan Getzlaf * 1053 (in 15 seasons)
Most consecutive games Andrew Cogliano 502 (October 7, 2011 to January 13, 2018)
Most goals Teemu Selänne 457
Most templates Ryan Getzlaf * 691
Most of the points Teemu Selänne 988 (457 goals + 531 assists)
Most penalty minutes Corey Perry 1110
Most shutouts Jean-Sébastien Giguère 32

* active player of the ducks; Status after the end of the 2019/20 season


Surname number season
Most goals Teemu Selänne 52 1997/98
Most templates Ryan Getzlaf 66 2008/09
Most of the points Teemu Selänne 109 (51 goals + 58 assists) 1996/97
Most points as a rookie Bobby Ryan 57 (31 goals + 26 assists) 2008/09
Most points as a defender Scott Niedermayer 69 (15 goals + 54 assists) 2006/07
Most penalty minutes Todd Ewen 285 1995/96
Most wins as a goalkeeper Jean-Sébastien Giguère 36 2006/07


The Ducks began their inaugural season with the American Ron Wilson behind the gang, who previously worked as an assistant coach at the Vancouver Canucks and for the first time mainly headed an NHL team. After an opening season with 33 wins in 84 games, which missed the playoffs, the club took on the following season with Wilson. In the season shortened by a lockout , only 16 wins were achieved in 48 games and qualification for the final round was again missed. The club continued to hold on to Wilson, and results improved over the next two years. In the 1996/97 season , the Ducks achieved 36 wins and 33 losses for the first time during the regular season and reached the play-offs for the first time. After the Phoenix Coyotes were defeated in seven games in the first round, the Ducks lost to the Detroit Red Wings in round two. Ron Wilson left the club despite this success and signed with the Washington Capitals . His successor was the Canadian Pierre Pagé , who was fired after an unsatisfactory season.

Abbreviations: GC = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, OTL = defeats after
overtime , Pts = points, Pts% = point quota

Surname season Regular season Playoffs
GC W. L. T OTL Pts Pts% GC W. L.
Ron Wilson 1993 / 94-1996 / 97 296 120 145 31 - 271 .458 11 4th 7th
Pierre Pagé 1997/98 82 26th 43 13 - 65 .396 - - -
Craig Hartsburg 1998 / 99–2000 / 01 * 197 80 82 29 6th 195 .495 4th 0 4th
Guy Charron 2000/01 * 49 14th 26th 7th 2 37 .378 - - -
Bryan Murray 2001/02 82 29 42 8th 3 69 .421 - - -
Mike Babcock 2002/03–2004/05 164 69 62 19th 14th 171 .521 21st 15th 6th
Randy Carlyle 2005 / 06–2011 / 12 * 516 273 182 - 61 607 .588 62 36 26th
Bruce Boudreau 2011/12 * –2015 / 16 352 208 104 - 40 456 .648 43 24 19th
Randy Carlyle 2016 / 17–2018 / 19 * 220 111 74 - 35 257 .584 21st 10 11
Bob Murray 2018/19 * 26th 14th 11 - 1 29 .558 - - -
Dallas Eakins since 2019/20 71 29 33 - 9 67 .472 - - -

Status: end of the 2019/20 season; * Change during the current season

Randy Carlyle won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.

His successor Craig Hartsburg led the team for more than two years. In its first season, the Ducks reached the play-offs for the second time in six years. In the following season, the club missed the finals and Hartsburg was in the course of the 2000/01 season - in December 2000 - removed from office and replaced by Guy Charron after the team had crashed to the bottom of the Pacific Division. Charron, who had previously been an assistant coach in Anaheim, did not manage to turn things around, so the finals took place again without the Californians.

After 49 games in which only 14 wins were successful, he was again demoted to assistant coach and replaced by Bryan Murray as head coach. After a season, Murray took over as general manager of the Ducks and chose Mike Babcock as the new head coach. Babcock led the Ducks in his first season in the Stanley Cup final, in which they were narrowly defeated by the New Jersey Devils . In the 2003/04 season the qualification for the finals did not succeed and the 2004/05 season was completely canceled due to the strike.

Assistant coach season
Al Sims , Tim Army , Brian Hayward 1993 / 94-1994 / 95
Al Sims, Tim Army 1995/96
Walt Kyle , Tim Army 1996/97
Walt Kyle, Don Hay 1997/98
George Burnett , Newell Brown 1998 / 99-1999 / 2000
Guy Charron , Terry Simpson 2000/01 *
Terry Simpson, Kelly Miller 2000/01 *
Guy Charron, Tom Watt 2001/02
Lorne Henning , Paul MacLean 2002/03
Lorne Henning, Paul MacLean, Greg Carvel 2003/04
Dave Farrish , Newell Brown 2005 / 06–2009 / 10
Dave Farrish, Mike Foligno 2010 / 11–2011 / 12 *
Bob Woods , Brad Lauer 2011/12 * –2012 / 13
Bob Woods, Brad Lauer, Scott Niedermayer 2012 / 13–2013 / 14
Brad Lauer, Scott Niedermayer, Trent Yawney 2014/15
Paul MacLean, Rich Preston , Trent Yawney 2015 / 16–2016 / 17
Steve Konowalchuk , Mark Morrison , Rich Preston, Trent Yawney 2017/18
Steve Konowalchuk, Mark Morrison, Rich Preston, Marty Wilford since 2018/19

* Change during the current season

In July 2005, Babcock rejected a contract extension with the Ducks and went to the Detroit Red Wings. He was the first Anaheim coach to have a positive game record. His successor in Anaheim was the former NHL player Randy Carlyle . His first season with the Ducks was a huge success. The team qualified again for the play-offs and reached the final of the Western Conference. With 43 wins and 98 points in the regular season, he set new franchise records. In the following season 2006/07 he got 48 wins and 110 points in the regular season with the Ducks, both of which were valid franchise records until the end of the 2013/14 season. In addition, Carlyle won the Stanley Cup for the first time with the Ducks . In the following seasons it was not possible to build on these successes, in the 2009/10 season , for the first time since the lockout in 2004, the qualification for the finals was not realized. In the following season, the return to the playoffs followed, in which Carlyle was eliminated with the Californians in the first round. In August 2011 it was decided to extend Carlyle's contract to 2014 ahead of schedule. At the beginning of the 2011/12 season , Carlyle was alongside Mike Babcock, Lindy Ruff and Barry Despite being one of four head coaches in the NHL, who has been with the gang for the same franchise since 2005. In early December 2011, Carlyle was replaced by Bruce Boudreau , who had been released from the Washington Capitals a few days earlier .

After the 2012/13 season , which was shortened due to a lockout, Boudreau was nominated for the Jack Adams Award , which is awarded annually to the coach in the National Hockey League who has contributed most to the success of his team. The nomination was based on the fact that the Californians won the Pacific Division for the second time in their history in 2013 and completed the most successful regular season in their history; With 66 points in 48 encounters, they took third place in the league. Under Boudreau three more seasons followed, in which the Ducks dominated the Pacific Division and each took their first place. In the playoffs, however, the team reached the conference final only once, so that Boudreau was relieved of his duties after another elimination in the first round in the playoffs in 2016. He left the team with the best points average at that time of 64.8%. In June 2016, Randy Carlyle was introduced as his successor, who had previously coached the Ducks. He was replaced on an interim basis by General Manager Bob Murray in February 2019 after an extremely poor season . He finally installed Dallas Eakins as his successor .

General manager

In the inaugural season of the franchise, the Anaheim Ducks started with NHL experienced Jack Ferreira as general manager of the team, who two years earlier had looked after an expansion team with the San Jose Sharks in the first year and had considerable experience as a scout and official in the world Hockey Association and the National Hockey League . For five years Ferreira was General Manager and thus responsible, among other things, for the selection of Paul Kariya in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and for the engagement of Teemu Selänne . With him, the Ducks reached the play-offs for the first time in the 1996/97 season . In 1998 Ferreira joined the Atlanta Thrashers . His successor was Pierre Gauthier , who had been appointed President a few weeks earlier in July 1998 and had already worked as Assistant General Manager at the Californians from 1993 to 1995. He had also been in the management of the newly formed Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1993.

Surname season
Jack Ferreira 1993 / 94–1997 / 98 *
Pierre Gauthier 1997/98 * - 2001/02
Bryan Murray 2002/03–2003/04
Al Coates 2004/05
Brian Burke 2005 / 06–2008 / 09 *
Bob Murray since 2008/09 *

* Change during the current season

Gauthier stayed until the end of the 2001/02 season , in which the Mighty Ducks did not qualify for the play-offs for the third time in a row. He was then replaced by Bryan Murray , who became the new general manager of the franchise in the summer of 2002. During his tenure, the team reached the finals of the Stanley Cup for the first time in the 2002/03 season . Two years after taking office, Murray decided to step down from his Anaheim office to become the head coach of the Ottawa Senators . Al Coates took over the office, which he only held for a few months, as the 2004/05 season was canceled due to the lockout . In the summer of 2005, the Southern Californians hired Brian Burke as the new general manager. Burke signed Randy Carlyle as the new coach and with the purchases of players from the NHL experienced Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selänne, he signed two important contracts.

In the first season under Burke, the Anaheim Ducks reached the final of the Western Conference, where they were defeated by the Edmonton Oilers . Burke made another important commitment during the 2006 summer break when he transferred defender Chris Pronger from Edmonton to Anaheim in a transfer deal . With a broad squad, the Ducks finally managed to win the Stanley Cup in the 2006/07 season . In the following season, the squad of the championship was largely retained, but the title was not defended. One month into the 2008-09 season , Burke resigned his position as general manager to Bob Murray after refusing to extend his contract beyond the summer of 2009.

In 2013 Murray was nominated together with Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Marc Bergevin of the Montréal Canadiens as one of three finalists for the 2010 NHL General Manager of the Year Award . In the 2012/13 season , which was shortened due to a lockout , the Anaheim Ducks won the Pacific Division for the second time in their history , reinforced by the free-agent commitments of Viktor Fasth , Bryan Allen , Sheldon Souray and Daniel Winnik . They were the second best team in the Western Conference after the Chicago Blackhawks and with 66 points they were the third most successful team in the league in the regular season. In addition, in March 2013 Murray managed to tie two team supports, captain Ryan Getzlaf and winger Corey Perry , to the franchise with new contracts until 2021.

In 2014 Murray was nominated again for the NHL General Manager of the Year Award, this time beating Montréals Marc Bergevin and Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings . Murray's award as General Manager of the Year recognized the most successful regular season of the California franchise, which for the second time in a row provided the best-scoring team in the Pacific Division. In addition, they won first place in the Western Conference as well as new franchise records such as number of wins (54), points (116), home wins (29) and away wins (25).

In May 2014, Murray signed a new working paper that binds him to the Californians until 2020.


Squad for the 2019/20 season

Status: end of the 2019/20 season

No. Nat. player Item Date of birth in org. since place of birth
36 United StatesUnited States John Gibson G July 14, 1993 2012 Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA
30th United StatesUnited States Ryan Miller G 17th July 1980 2017 East Lansing , Michigan , USA
44 CanadaCanada Michael Del Zotto D. June 24, 1990 2019 Stouffville , Ontario , Canada
4th Flags of Canada and the United States.svg Cam Fowler D. 05th December 1991 2010 Windsor , Ontario , Canada
6th CanadaCanada Erik Gudbranson D. 0January 7, 1992 2019 Ottawa , Ontario , Canada
2 CanadaCanada Brendan Guhle D. July 29, 1997 2019 Edmonton , Alberta , Canada
52 CanadaCanada Matt Irwin D. November 29, 1987 2016 Brentwood Bay , British Columbia , Canada
32 SwedenSweden Jacob Larsson D. April 29, 1997 2016 Ljungby , Sweden
47 SwedenSweden Hampus Lindholm D. January 20, 1994 2012 Helsingborg , Sweden
42 CanadaCanada Josh MansonA D. 0October 7, 1991 2014 Prince Albert , Saskatchewan , Canada
21st United StatesUnited States David Backes RW 0May 1, 1984 2020 Minneapolis , Minnesota , USA
53 CanadaCanada Max Comtois LW 0January 8, 1999 2018 Longueuil , Quebec , Canada
20th CanadaCanada Nicolas Deslauriers LW February 22, 1991 2019 LaSalle , Québec , Canada
15th CanadaCanada Ryan GetzlafC. C. May 10, 1985 2005 Regina , Saskatchewan , Canada
43 CanadaCanada Danton Heinen C. 05th July 1995 2020 Langley , British Columbia , Canada
14th CanadaCanada Adam Henrique C. 0February 6, 1990 2017 Brantford , Ontario , Canada
49 United StatesUnited States Max Jones LW February 17, 1998 2016 Rochester , Michigan , USA
17th United StatesUnited States Ryan KeslerA C. August 31, 1984 2014 Livonia , Michigan , USA
22nd United StatesUnited States Sonny Milano LW May 12, 1996 2020 Massapequa , New York , USA
67 SwedenSweden Rickard Rakell C. 0May 5, 1993 2012 Stockholm , Sweden
24 CanadaCanada Carter Rowney RW May 10, 1989 2018 Grande Prairie , Alberta , Canada
33 SwedenSweden Jakob SilfverbergA RW October 13, 1990 2013 Gävle , Sweden
34 CanadaCanada Sam Steel C. 0February 3, 1998 2016 Edmonton , Alberta , Canada
61 United StatesUnited States Troy Terry RW September 10, 1997 2018 Denver , Colorado , USA

Team captains

year Team Captain (C) Assistant captains (A)
1993-1994 Troy Loney Randy Ladouceur , Stu Grimson , Todd Ewen
1994-1996 Randy Ladouceur Bob Corkum , Todd Ewen
Paul Kariya , Bobby Dollas , Todd Ewen (1995/96)
1996-2003 Paul Kariya Bobby Dollas , Teemu Selänne (1996/97)
Teemu Selänne , Dave Karpa , Jean-Jacques Daigneault , Mark Janssens (1997/98)
Teemu Selänne , Kevin Haller (1998–2000)
Teemu Selänne , Dan Bylsma , Steve Rucchin (2000/01 )
Oleg Twerdowski , Steve Rucchin , Dan Bylsma (2001/02)
Keith Carney , Steve Rucchin (2002/03)
2003-2005 Steve Rucchin Keith Carney , Sergei Fjodorow (2003/04)
2005-2007 Scott Niedermayer Rob Niedermayer , Teemu Selänne , Keith Carney , Sergei Fjodorow (2005/06)
Rob Niedermayer , Chris Pronger (2006/07)
2007-2008 Chris Pronger Rob Niedermayer , Chris Kunitz
2008-2010 Scott Niedermayer Chris Pronger , Ryan Getzlaf (2008/09)
Ryan Getzlaf , Saku Koivu (2009/10)
since 2010 Ryan Getzlaf Teemu Selänne , Saku Koivu (2010-2013)
Teemu Selänne , Saku Koivu , Corey Perry (2013/14)
François Beauchemin , Corey Perry (2014/15)
Corey Perry , Ryan Kesler (since 2015/16)

In the history of the Anaheim Ducks, there have been seven different players who have held the position of team captain.

Chris Pronger, former Anaheim Ducks captain

After the less well-known but very experienced players had filled the office with Troy Loney and Randy Ladouceur in the first three years of play, the then 21-year-old Paul Kariya took over at the beginning of the 1996/97 season , the first draft pick in history of the franchise, the position. Until his move in the summer of 2003 he wore the "C" on his chest and was only represented in the 1997/98 season for a somewhat longer period by the Finn Teemu Selänne , as Kariya did not agree to a new contract with the Californians until the season progressed had agreed.

After Kariya's change, the position of team captain went to Steve Rucchin in 2003 , who had been with the team since the mid-1990s. He was followed in 2005 by Scott Niedermayer , who voluntarily gave up the position after winning the Stanley Cup in 2007 because he took a long personal break. As his successor, Chris Pronger was appointed, as was Niedermayer, an experienced defender who returned to him after the return of Niedermayer in December 2007 at the beginning of the 2008/09 season . In June 2010, Niedermayer resigned from active sport. He was succeeded by Ryan Getzlaf , who was entrusted with the execution of this office in October 2010.

Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Surname Recording date position
Jari Kurri November 12, 2001 player
Adam Oates November 12, 2012 player
Scott Niedermayer 11th. November.2013 player
Sergei Fyodorov November 9, 2015 player
Chris Pronger November 9, 2015 player
Paul Kariya November 13, 2017 player
Teemu Selänne November 13, 2017 player

The first Anaheim Ducks player to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada was Finnish winger Jari Kurri . Kurri played between 1996 and 1997 for Anaheim in the NHL and was able to qualify for the play-offs for the first time with the Ducks. In 93 games for the Ducks, he scored 38 points. Jari Kurri was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 12, 2001. As the second Ducks player, Adam Oates , who is considered one of the best playmakers in NHL history, was inducted into the Hall of Fame on November 12, 2012. The striker was on the ice for the Californians in the 2002/03 season and was part of the team that entered the Stanley Cup final for the first time. Overall, he was in 88 NHL games for the team on the ice and posted 58 points scorer.

In 2013, the all-star defender Scott Niedermayer was accepted , who temporarily formed a duo with Chris Pronger and in 2007, as the most valuable player in the finals, played a key role in the Californians' Stanley Cup victory. He had previously won the prestigious trophy three times with the New Jersey Devils . Among other things, Niedermayer holds the franchise records for most points by a defender in one season; no other defensive player scored more points and assists than him. The Canadian is a member of the Triple Gold Club .

His defense partner Chris Pronger was inducted into the hall of fame two years later. Like Niedermayer, Pronger had a significant share in the Anaheim Ducks' first-time Stanley Cup win in the 2006/07 season. Pronger, who is also a member of the Triple Gold Club, is considered one of the most successful defenders of all time and won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2000 as the last defender to date . In the same year, the Russian striker Sergei Fyodorov was also considered for inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Fyodorov completed only 85 NHL games for the Ducks, mainly the center appeared as a member of the Detroit Red Wings with which he won the Stanley Cup three times.

In 2017, Paul Kariya and Teemu Selänne were followed by two players who spent most of their respective careers in Anaheim. Selänne is the franchise record holder for the most games, goals and scorer points as well as for the most goals and points in a season. Kariya led the team as captain for seven years and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy twice .

No Ducks official has yet been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Blocked jersey numbers

So far in their franchise history, the Anaheim Ducks have officially banned two jersey numbers, Teemu Selänne's 8 and Paul Kariya's 9 . Selänne played for the Ducks for 15 years, won the Stanley Cup with them in 2007 and holds the records for most games, goals, assists and scorer points. On January 11, 2015, he was officially honored at a home game of the Ducks against the Winnipeg Jets , with whose previous franchise he had started his NHL career. He was followed on October 21, 2018 by his long-time team-mate Paul Kariya, who formed an integral part of the 2003 final team and also led the Ducks as captain for a long time. On February 17, 2019, Scott Niedermayer was also honored .

In addition, Wayne Gretzky's 99 is no longer officially awarded throughout the league.

No. Surname Blocking date
8th Teemu Selänne January 11, 2015
9 Paul Kariya October 21, 2018
27 Scott Niedermayer 17th February 2019
99 Wayne Gretzky February 6, 2000 (league-wide)

First-round voting rights

NHL Entry Draft

Since 1993, the Ducks had 30 draft rights in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft , twelve of which were among the top ten of each year.

Five times, in the Entry Drafts 2003 , 2009 , 2010 , 2016 and 2019 , the Californians had two voting rights in the first round after they had them in transfer deals with the Dallas Stars (2003), Columbus Blue Jackets (2009), Philadelphia Flyers (2010), Toronto Maple Leafs (2016), and San Jose Sharks (2019). In 1999 they were not eligible to select in the first round; The Ducks had on June 26, 1999, when the annual talent draw of the National Hockey League took place, the striker Travis Green together with their first-round voting rights in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft to the Phoenix Coyotes to secure the services of defender Oleg Twerdowski . Also in 2017 , the Californians had no first-round voting rights, as they had previously acquired Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars.

Paul Kariya was Anaheim's first draft pick.

In 1993 the Ducks chose Paul Kariya as their first draft pick, who became one of the best players in the club's history. With Oleg Twerdowski and Bobby Ryan , the Ducks have so far been able to select players in second position twice.

As the only player selected by the Californians, Matt Cullen can look back on over 1000 completed NHL games in the regular season. Even in the late rounds (6th to 8th round), selected players such as Bates Battaglia , Trent Hunter and Shane O'Brien established themselves in the league - but not in the dress of the Ducks - and all made over 500 appearances.

NHL Supplemental Draft

Surname year Draft position
Pat Thompson 1993 5.
Steve Rucchin 1994 2.

In the NHL Supplemental Draft held from 1986 to 1994 , the Ducks had a total of two voting rights in 1993 and 1994.

At the Supplemental Draft in 1993 , the Ducks selected Pat Thompson , who was only used in the then farm team of the Mighty Ducks, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks and never made it into the NHL. A year later in the Supplemental Draft in 1994 , the Ducks were allowed to select a player in second position. They chose Steve Rucchin , who played in Anaheim for ten years and went down as one of the best scorers in the club's history.

While Pat Thompson never played an NHL game, Rucchin made 735 regular season games and 37 playoff games, almost all of which he played for the Ducks.

Franchise top point collector

The ten best point collectors in the history of the franchise by the end of the 2019/20 regular season and the 2020 playoffs .

Abbreviations: Pos = position, GP = games, G = goals, A = assists, Pts = points, P / G = points per game

Regular season
Surname Item season GP G A. Pts P / G
Teemu Selänne RW 1995 / 96-2000 / 01 966 457 531 988 1.02
2005 / 06–2013 / 14
Ryan Getzlaf C. since 2005/06 1053 274 691 965 0.92
Corey Perry RW 2005 / 06–2018 / 19 988 372 404 776 0.79
Paul Kariya LW 1994 / 95-2002 / 03 606 300 369 669 1.10
Steve Rucchin C. 1994 / 95-2003 / 04 616 153 279 432 0.70
Cam Fowler D. since 2010/11 679 67 234 301 0.44
Bobby Ryan RW 2007 / 08–2012 / 13 378 147 142 289 0.76
Rickard Rakell LW since 2012/13 447 129 154 283 0.63
Jakob Silfverberg RW since 2013/14 510 128 144 272 0.53
Scott Niedermayer D. 2005 / 06–2009 / 10 371 60 204 264 0.71
Surname Item GP G A. Pts P / G
Ryan Getzlaf C. 125 37 83 120 0.96
Corey Perry RW 118 36 53 89 0.75
Teemu Selänne RW 96 35 34 69 0.71
Jakob Silfverberg RW 57 16 25th 41 0.72
François Beauchemin D. 97 10 29 39 0.40
Scott Niedermayer D. 56 8th 26th 34 0.61
Cam Fowler D. 62 6th 27 33 0.53
Chris Pronger D. 38 7th 23 30th 0.79
Paul Kariya LW 35 14th 15th 29 0.83
Ryan Kesler C. 44 12 15th 27 0.61

Well-known former players

(Team membership and position in brackets)

  • United StatesUnited States Keith Carney
    (2001-2006, D )
    The defender was with the Ducks for four years. Carney reached the final of the Stanley Cup for the first time with Anaheim in the 2002/03 season.
  • United StatesUnited States Matt Cullen
    (1997-2003, C )
    In the second row, Cullen developed into a successful playmaker. At the end of January 2003, the Ducks gave him to the Florida Panthers .
  • CanadaCanada Bobby Dollas
    (1993-1997, D )
    He made it into the play-offs for the first time in the 1996/97 season with the Ducks. He then moved to the Edmonton Oilers .
  • CanadaCanada Jean-Sébastien Giguère
    (2000–2010, G )
    The Canadian was under contract with the Ducks for ten years and won the Stanley Cup with the team in the 2006/07 season, after he had already reached the final series with Anaheim in 2003 and had been named the most valuable player in the finals. He holds the franchise record with 32 shutouts in the regular season.
  • SwedenSweden Niclas Hävelid
    (1999-2004, D )
    The Swede was drafted by the Ducks in 1999 and immediately used in the NHL. The defender accumulated 37 points in the 2002/03 season - his best in Anaheim.
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland Jonas Hiller
    (2007-2014, G )
    The Swiss, initially used as a back-up goalkeeper, established himself as a regular in the course of his second season. In 2011 he was nominated for the NHL All-Star Game. At the end of the 2013/14 season, his contract in Anaheim was not extended, so Hiller moved to the Calgary Flames as a free agent .
  • United StatesUnited States Guy Hebert
    (1993-2001, G )
    The American was the goalkeeper of the Mighty Ducks for almost eight years. With his 27 shutouts he held the record for years until Giguère surpassed him in 2008.
  • CanadaCanada Paul Kariya
    (1994-2003, LW )
    The first draft pick in franchise history took place in Southern California for nine years and became one of the franchise's top wingers. For years he played with Teemu Selänne in a series of strikes, which was considered one of the most dangerous goals in the league.
  • CanadaCanada Dave Karpa
    (1995-1998, D )
    The defender was under contract in Anaheim for three years and was always one of the team's top performers as a regular.
  • FinlandFinland Saku Koivu
    (2009-2014, C )
    The center came to California in 2009 after serving as the captain of the Montreal Canadiens for years. With the Anaheim Ducks he then filled the role of assistant captain, together with his compatriot Teemu Selänne. After the 2013-14 season, Koivu did not receive a new contract.
  • CanadaCanada Chris Kunitz
    (2005-2009, LW )
    The left winger achieved a total of 202 scorer points with the Ducks in four years. In 2009, the Ducks gave him to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Ryan Whitney .
  • CanadaCanada Randy Ladouceur
    (1993-1996, D )
    He was the captain of the Ducks from 1994 to 1996. Ladouceur ended his long career in Anaheim.
  • CanadaCanada Andy McDonald
    (2000-2007, C )
    The center scored a total of 279 scorer points for the Ducks in seven years. After McDonald had started weakly in the 2007/08 season, the Californians transferred him to the St. Louis Blues .
  • CanadaCanada Rob Niedermayer
    (2003–2009, RW )
    Rob Niedermayer filled his role as a defensive striker successfully for years with the Ducks and won the Stanley Cup with the team in the 2006/07 season at the side of his brother Scott Niedermayer . After his contract expired in 2009, he signed a contract with the New Jersey Devils .
  • CanadaCanada Scott Niedermayer
    (2005-2010, D )
    The experienced all-star defender, who is considered one of the most successful players of all time, won the Stanley Cup with the team in 2007 and, as captain, was an important pillar of the team until the end of his career. The most valuable player in the 2007 finals holds numerous team-internal defender records for the Ducks. In 2013 he was honored with the induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame .
  • CanadaCanada Chris Pronger
    (2006-2009, D )
    The defensive as well as offensively strong Pronger won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007. Together with Scott Niedermayer, he formed a strong defender duo. In 2009 it was given to the Philadelphia Flyers .
  • CanadaCanada Steve Rucchin
    (1995-2005, C )
    Selected by the Ducks at the NHL Supplemental Draft in 1994, Rucchin developed into one of the best players in the club's history in the following years. In his statistically most successful season, he scored 67 points.
  • United StatesUnited States Bobby Ryan
    (2007-2013, RW )
    The American, who was drafted in second position in 2005, scored more than 30 goals this season in four of his six seasons in the dress of the Californians and was one of the most attacking players in the league during this time. In July 2013 he was transferred to the Ottawa Senators .
  • FinlandFinland Teemu Selänne
    (1995 / 96–2000 / 01 & 2005 / 06–2013 / 14, RW )
    The winger played a total of 15 seasons in the jersey of the Californians, more than any other player. Known as "The Finnish Flash", the Finn holds numerous franchise records such as B. most played games, goals scored and scorer points. In 2007 Selänne won the Stanley Cup with the Californians. After the 2013/14 season, the offensive player ended his active career.
  • BelarusBelarus Ruslan Salej
    (1995-2006, D )
    Defensive defender Salej was eleven years old longer than any other player under contract with the Ducks without interruption. He played a total of 594 regular season games for the Ducks, more than any other defender. In 2011 he was killed in a plane crash.
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic Petr Sýkora
    (2002–2006, RW )
    On April 24, 2003 Sýkora scored the winning goal for the Ducks after 140: 48 minutes in the fourth longest game in NHL history. He scored 144 points in 218 games for the Ducks.

Web links

Commons : Anaheim Ducks  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g h i Dan Diamond: Total NHL: The ultimate source on the National Hockey League 2003, p. 224
  2., Major Announcements
  3., NHL to add teams in Miami, Anaheim Huizenga, Disney high-profile owners
  4. ^ A b Andrew Santella: Wayne Gretzky: The Great One 1999, p. 71
  5., Disney Hopes 'Ducks' Make a Splash in OC
  6. ^, History Proves Anything Can Happen and Usually Does During Expansion
  7. a b c d e, Ducks All-Time Draft Picks
  8., All-Time Trades in Ducks History
  9. ^, Ducks Acquire Two Forwards From Canadiens
  10., Mighty Ducks Hatch a New Era in Hockey: Fans give Disney franchise star treatment in debut
  11., No Oscars for Ducks' Premiere: Hockey: Detroit spoils their opener, 7-2, after getting 20 shots on goal in the first period
  12., This date in Ducks History Archive - October
  13., This date in Ducks History Archive - February
  14. ^, Sabers advance on Plante's dream night
  15. ^ Dan Diamond (Ed.): National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2014 , Triumph Books, p. 13
  16., Goal Oriented
  17., Kariya will miss at least a week
  18., Kariya is haunted by next big hit
  19. ^, Hebert's Happy About His Starts
  20. a b c d Dan Diamond (Ed.): National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2000 , Total Sports Canada, p. 20
  21., Year-by-Year Record
  22., Season Statistics by Guy Hebert
  23., Ducks-Red Wings Playoff History
  24., Wings deal with present, put off future
  25., game summary from April 24, 2003
  26., game summary from May 5, 2003
  27., Giguere, Mighty Ducks get clean sweep of the Wild
  28., Devils down Ducks in Game 7 to win third Stanley Cup ( Memento from December 1, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  29., game statistics by Jean-Sébastien Giguère
  30., Devils' Best Offer Fails to Sway Niedermayer
  31., Selanne Rejoins Ducks, Hoping to Regain Form
  32., Anaheim's Ducks decide to drop 'Mighty' from name
  33., Ducks unveil new team colors along with new name
  34., Oilers trade Pronger to Ducks for Lupul, others
  35., Roundup: Pronger traded to Flyers
  36., Ducks Acquire Toskala, Blake for Giguere
  37. a b, Niedermayer Officially Announces Retirement
  38., Ryan Re-Signs with Ducks
  39., Ducks Acquire Cogliano from Edmonton for Second Round Pick
  40., Marchant Announces Retirement
  41., Ducks to Wear Patch to Honor Salei
  42., Ducks Sign Perry, Then Win Record 12th in a Row at Home ( Memento from April 11, 2013 in the web archive )
  43., Ducks sign Perry to eight-year extension
  44., Ducks Acquire Silfverberg, noeses and a first-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft From Ottawa in Exchange For Ryan
  45., Ducks Acquire Center Perreault From Washington In Exchange for Winger Mitchell and a fourth-round draft pick
  46., Sheldon Souray out for season
  47., Previous Game: Ducks' 10-game Streak Ends in 3-1 Loss to Sharks
  48., Streaking Ducks set franchise record in blowout win over Canucks ( Memento from January 17, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  49., Historic comeback leads Ducks past Jets
  50., Getzlaf, Murray Finalists at the 2014 NHL Awards in Las Vegas
  51., Andersen, Lindholm Named to 2013-2014 NHL All-Rookie Team
  52., Ducks Acquire Kesler and a 2015 Third-Round Pick from Vancouver in Exchange for Bonino, Sbisa and 2014 First and Third-Round Picks
  53., official website of the Honda Center
  54. a b, About us ( Memento from August 18, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  55., NHL Arena Naming Rights ( Memento of November 7, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  56., 2017/18 Anaheim Ducks Media Guide
  57. ^ Dan Diamond (ed.): The official Encyclopedia of the National Hockey League - Total Hockey 1998, Andrews McMeel Publishing, p. 161
  58., audience figures from 2001 to 2007
  59., viewership from 1989 to 2004 ( Memento from July 21, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  60., audience numbers in the 2009/10 season
  61. a b, NHL Team Valuations 2009: # 14 Anaheim Ducks
  62. a b c, NHL Team Valuations 2010: # 19 Anaheim Ducks
  63. a b, Anaheim Ducks on the Forbes NHL Team Valuations List
  64., Chicago Blackhawks Tickets Rise For 2nd Half Of NHL Season While Anaheim Ducks Prices Sink
  65., list the farm team of the Ducks
  66., Ducks Prospects
  67., Ducks Announce Affiliation Agreement With Utah of the ECHL
  68., Forbes NHL Report 1997-98 ( Memento of November 21, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  69., Forbes NHL Report 1999-00 ( Memento of 22 November 2008 at the Internet Archive )
  70., Forbes NHL Report 2001-02 ( Memento of November 21, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  71., Forbes NHL Report 2002-03 ( Memento of November 22, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  72., Forbes NHL Report 2003-04 ( Memento of 21 November 2008 at the Internet Archive )
  73., Forbes NHL Report 2006-07 ( Memento of 21 November 2008 at the Internet Archive )
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  75. ^, Forbes NHL Report 2009
  76. ^, NHL Team Values, The Business of Hockey
  77. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n, NHL Team Payrolls ( Memento from November 21, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  78. a b c, 1993: The Year in Review. The Mighty Ducks Steal the Show: Ducks: Diamond in a Rough Year
  79., The Ducks look
  80., Wild Wing the official mascot of the Ducks
  81., television program of the station KDOC-TV
  82., TV schedule for broadcasts of the Ducks games during the 2008/09 season
  83. Ducks Announce TV Schedule for 2018-19 Season. In: Retrieved July 7, 2019 (en_US).
  84., Alexei Kasatonow
  85., Guy Hebert
  86., Overview All-Star Games
  87., hockey; Charron is named to coach the Ducks
  88., All-time Coaches
  89., Ducks extend Carlyle through 2013–2014 season
  90., Boudreau Replaces Carlyle as Ducks Head Coach
  91., Boudreau Named Finalist for 2012–13 Jack Adams Award
  92., Murray Named Finalist for 2012-2013 NHL General Manager Of The Year Award
  93., Ducks' Murray voted General Manager of the Year
  94., Ducks Announce Four-Year Contract Extension For Executive Vice President And General Manager Bob Murray
  95., Captains and Coaches
  96., NHL: Last night; Kariya's holdout is over
  97., Ducks name Getzlaf Team Captain
  98., Ducks to Retire Selanne's # 8 January 11 vs. Winnipeg
  99. a b, Kariya, Niedermayer Jerseys to be Retired in Upcoming Season
  100. ^, Anaheim Ducks Draft History
  101., All Draft Choices


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