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    Anaheim Ducks Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Anaheim Ducks to get you started: 

    Established: 1993
    Stadium: Honda Center
    Colors: Black, metallic gold, orange & silver 
    Hall of Famers: Sergei Fedorov, Paul Kariya, Jari Kurri, Scott Niedermayer, Adam Oates, Chris Ponger & Teemu Selanne 
    Hall of Fame Builders: N/A
    Rivals: Los Angeles Kings & San Jose Sharks
    Legends:  Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya & Scott Niedermayer
    Retired Numbers: 8, 9 & 27 
    Division: West
    Stanley Cup Titles: 1: 2006-07

    Anaheim Ducks Fixtures 2021

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    Anaheim Ducks History

    After being awarded the right to an NHL franchise in 1992, the Walt Disney Company founded the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1993. The team name was homage to the 1992 movie The Mighty Ducks with Disney President Michael Esner stating that the movie’s success served as ‘market research’ for the team’s eventual branding. 

    Anaheim suffered a 7-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in the opening game of their inaugural season but only had to wait two more games to register their first win in franchise history with a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. 

    The Ducks finished their debut season with a 33-46-5 record, failing to qualify for the playoffs. Two more seasons passed before Anaheim had a winning season, qualifying for the 1996-97 playoffs with a 36-33-13 record. 

    The Ducks won their first playoff series 4-3 over the Phoenix Coyotes, progressing out of the Conference Quarterfinals into a Conference Semifinals matchup with the Detroit Red Wings that saw Anaheim get swept in four games. 

    The Ducks were once again swept out of the playoffs by Detroit in the Conference Quarterfinals of 1998-99, before Anaheim flipped the script and swept the Red Wings in the first round of the 2002-03 playoffs. 

    After beating Detroit, the Ducks won eight of their next 10 games, winning the Western Conference Finals with a sweep against the Minnesota Wild and advancing to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. 

    Only conceding two goals through their first 14 playoff games in the 2003 postseason, Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere was being recognised as one of the best players in the league. 

    Despite losing the Stanley Cup Finals in Game 7 (3-0) against the New Jersey Devils, Giguere was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the playoffs, becoming just the fifth player, and fourth goaltender, in NHL history to have won the Trophy as a member of the losing team. 

    After a  48-20 season that saw them clinch both the Pacific Division and the Western Conference, Anaheim returned to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007, matched up against the Ottawa Senators. 

    Leading the series 3-1 going back onto their home ice, Anaheim defeated the Senators 6–2 at the Honda Center to claim their first-ever Stanley Cup in franchise history. Ducks legend Scott Niedermayer was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. 

    Following their Stanley Cup victory Anaheim made the playoffs nine of the next 11 seasons, including five consecutive seasons that saw them win the Pacific Division (2012-13 – 2016-17). In that stretch Corey Perry put up a 50-goal, 98-point season in 2010-11, which won him the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy. 

    Perry’s season is arguably the best individual season by a Duck, and he remains the only Anaheim player to ever win the Hart. However, the Ducks have not returned to the Stanley Cup Finals. 

    In their two most recent seasons, Anaheim have not qualified for the playoffs finishing 6th in the Pacific Division and 13th in the Western Conference in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. 

    Expert 2021 Picks & Preview on Anaheim Ducks

    If you are a fan of the Anaheim Ducks, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Anaheim Ducks have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and finals in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Anaheim Ducks.

    Preview on the Anaheim Ducks’ Head Coach: Dallas Eakins 

    Coming into his fourth season as a head coach in the NHL, Dallas Eakins currently boasts a 65-96-23 win-loss-overtime loss record in charge of both Edmonton and Anaheim. 

    After his 16 year playing career, Eakins joined the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise as an assistant coach of the Toronto Marlies (AHL) as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs. Eakins was then given the opportunity to be the head coach at the Marlies in 2009 and represented the Western Conference as one of the head coaches at the 2011-12 and 2012-13 AHL All Star games. 

    Following his success in the AHL, Eakins became the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers in 2013. After 18 months and 113 games, Eakins was fired for his 36-63-14 record. 

    Eakins was given another chance to coach at the NHL level in June of 2019 when he was named the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks. In the 2019-20 COVID-19 shortened season, Eakins led Anaheim to a 29-33-9 record that resulted in the Ducks missing the playoffs. Eakins is yet to make a playoff appearance as a head coach in the NHL

    Preview on the Anaheim Ducks’ Key Player: John Gibson 

    The Ducks are certainly capable of competing for the fourth spot in the West Division however, Anaheim will be heavily reliant on the performance and consistent form of goalie John Gibson. 

    Gibson is coming off a career low .904 save percentage season in goals, playing 51 games in the 2019-20 season, Gibson managed to put up his only losing season in his entire career and finished as the goalie with the most losses in the NHL.

    Gibson had a poor year by his standards in 2019-20, with many believing that he was in the conversation as the best goalkeeper in the world at the start of last season. 

    If Gibson can re-enter that conversation the Ducks will have a shot at making the playoffs. However things would only get tougher if / when they get there.

    Preview on the Anaheim Ducks’ Next Best: Jakob Silfverberg 

    Jakob Silfverberg was one of few shining lights for the Ducks in 2019-20 and was rewarded with his first NHL All-Star appearance. 

    Silfverberg finished with 21 goals, 18 assists, and 39 total points through his 66 games last season. Regardless of the shortened season, Silfverberg finished three goals shy of tying his career high. 

    He was also averaging 17:41 on the ice and although he is not a defenseman, Silfverberg recorded 41 blocks, 28 hits and 40 takeaways. As well as that, of the 226 goals that were scored against the Ducks last season, Silfverberg was on the ice for only 63 of them.

    Anaheim Ducks Betting & Odds History

    Following their 67 point, 29 win, 33 loss and 9 overtime loss 2019-20 season, the Anaheim Ducks finished 6th in the Pacific Division and 13th in the Western Conference. 

    Ahead of the 2021 season, the Ducks opened with the 6th best odds of +1800 to win the West Division (teams have been realigned into four new divisions for the 2021 season due to COVID-19) and the fourth worst odds to win the 2021 Stanley Cup. 

    With the consensus being that Colorado, Vegas and St. Louis will all make the playoffs out of the West Division, Anaheim are essentially competing against Arizona, Minnesota, San Jose and Los Angeles for the fourth and final spot in their division. The Ducks have preseason odds of +225 to make the playoffs, however are currently favored at -305 to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

    Anaheim Ducks FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Anaheim Ducks? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Anaheim Ducks play?

    The Anaheim Ducks play their home games at the Honda Centre. 

    Who owns the Anaheim Ducks?

    The Anaheim Ducks are owned by Henry and Susan Samueli. 

    Have the Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup?

    The Anaheim Ducks have won one Stanley Cup following the 2006-07 season. 

    Who is the Anaheim Ducks general manager?

    Bob Murray is the manager of the Anaheim Ducks. 

    Do the Anaheim Ducks play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Anaheim Ducks  are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Anaheim Ducks  games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Anaheim Ducks record?

    The Anaheim Ducks had a 29-33-9 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2019-20 NHL season. 

    Did the Anaheim Ducks win last night?

    Fans of the Anaheim Ducks are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Anaheim Ducks worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Anaheim Ducks are worth $480 million. 

    Who do the Anaheim Ducks play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Anaheim Ducks play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Anaheim Ducks?

    You can watch the Anaheim Ducks games on TV channels like Fox Sports West and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.

    Will the Anaheim Ducks make the playoffs this year?

    While we do not yet know if the Anaheim Ducks will make the playoffs this year, they did not make the playoffs in 2020.

    Will the Anaheim Ducks get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?

    The Anaheim Ducks received the 6th pick in the 2020 NHL draft and selected Jamie Drysdale.

    When do the Anaheim Ducks play?

    Anaheim Ducks fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the Anaheim Ducks finish the season?

    The Anaheim Ducks finished the 2019-20 NHL season in 6th place in the Pacific Division and 13th place in the Western Conference. 

    How many games did the Anaheim Ducks win?

    The Anaheim Ducks won 29 games during the 2019-20 NHL season.