The Anaheim Ducks, known formerly as the Mighty Duck of Anaheim, is a mind blowing American pro ice hockey team that plays in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division. The Western Conference itself is one of the conferences that makes up the National Hockey League, the NHL. This amazing team was formed back in 1993 and has been playing superb ice hockey since then. This team was founded as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1993 and played by that name in 2006. After 2006 and due to a change in ownership, the team’s name was changed to the Anaheim Ducks, a name that the team retains today. In the world of pro ice hockey and in the NHL, this is a team many flock to see live in action through Anaheim Ducks tickets; the best way to catch this team live in action and to get a sample of the best in pro ice hockey the NHL and American way!
Today, the Anaheim Ducks
play at Anaheim , California at the huge Honda Center. This team has as its official colors orange, black and metallic gold. When it comes to media, this is a team broadcast on several TV channels and radio channels. This includes PT Ducks or Prime Time Ducks in full, FS Ducks on Fox Sports West, KDOC TV and the radio station, AM 830. Its present owners are Susan and Henry Samueli with the team having Bob Murray as its general manager. The captain of the team is Ryan Getzlaf whereas the head coach in Bruce Boudreau. In the minor league, several teams are affiliated to this Californian pro ice hockey giant. This includes the Elmira Jackals from the ECHL and the Syracuse Crunch from the AHL.
Despite being one of the youngest teams in the NHL, the Anaheim Ducks
have already won the greatest championship in the NHL, the Stanley Cup Championship. This was a feat this NHL franchise managed to achieve in the 2006 to 2007 season. Aside from being a Stanley Cup champion, this team has also won two amazing Conference Championships; the first was won in the 2002 to 2003 season whereas the second was won in 2006 to 2007 season. In its division, this team has won one spectacular Division Championship. Thus, this is a team that is a Stanley Cup champion, a Western Conference champion and a Pacific Division champion; a giant in its division, its conference and even in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks
were founded in 1993 as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim under the ownership of The Walt Disney Company. The name of the team was based on the name of the popular Disney movie, The Mighty Ducks, released in 1992. This movie was itself about a bunch of misfit children who manage to turn a losing hockey team into a superb winning team. This movie also spawned an animated cartoon series of the same name which surrounded a fictional Mighty Ducks of Anaheim team led by the duck, Wildwing. This franchise’s first home was the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim which is the team’s home today and is known as the Honda Center. This stadium was located near Disneyland and was finished the same year the team was founded. Its first coach was Ron Wilson and the first draft selection was Paul Kariya, selected fourth on the NHL Entry Draft in 1993. This player soon became the face of the team and would turn into one of the greatest players of the franchise and even in the NHL.
This team soon added players Marc Chouinard, Steve Rucchin and Teemu Selanne, players who would form the most potent line in the NHL at the time. The team won its first match just five days after founding by defeating the Edmonton Oilers.
Today, the Anaheim Ducks
are a team that has won many awards, trophies and championships. Aside from one superb Stanley Cup, two Conference championships and one Division championship, this team has also won the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl twice, the Conn Smythe Trophy twice, the Hart Memorial Trophy once, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy twice, the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy once, the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy twice, players appearing seven times on the First All Star Team and two time NHL All-Rookie Team. In short, a team you have to see live on ice via Anaheim Ducks tickets
and a team with one Hall of Fame inductee as well.
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