About Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks were founded in 1993 by The Walt Disney Company and for the first 13 years the franchise was known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim which after that the name was changed to Anaheim Ducks as well as the team’s logo and team’s colours.
The franchise has reached the playoffs three years running and ten times since its inception. The team has played in two Stanley Cup finals claiming victory of one in 2006-07 season winning the series 4-1 against the Ottawa Senators.
Anaheim Ducks are members of Pacific Division in Western Conference which they have won four times. The team’s colours are black, gold, white, silver and orange and their official mascot is Wild Wing who loves to hang out with the kids, play street hockey amongst other activities.
The team is coached by Bruce Boudreau former ice hockey player who after retiring from sport began fairly successful coaching career winning Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s best coach in 2008. He joined the Ducks in 2011-12 season and led them to the consecutive playoff appearances in last three years each year reaching one stage of playoff further.
The Ducks don’t have a very clear picture at the goalie position which is shared somewhat between Frederik Andersen and John Gibson. They are both young and the team is slightly in favour of the Danish Andersen who in 2014 was nominated to All-Rookie Team.
The team’s captain is Ryan Getzlaf who was drafted by the Ducks in 2003 in first round. He plays center position and he holds the franchise’s record in assist in a single season with 66, and also for most consecutive games with an assist which he is tied with Corey Perry. He played in three NHL All-Star Games and was named to NHL Second All-Star Team.
His main support comes from Corey Perry who plays at right wing and who also spent all his NHL career with the Ducks since 2003 when he was drafted. He’s well rounded player with great stick skills and he was awarded Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) in 2010-11 season as well as being awarded Maurice “Rocket” Richard trophy in the same season for being the league’s top scorer.
Defensively Hampus Lindholm is the player to look for as he’s got great skill with passing the puck. He plays two-way defenseman and has been with the team since 2013.
With three last years ending in trips to postseason fans should expect another run into the playoffs.