Today in Anaheim Ducks History

Events in Sport

  • 1993-03-01 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
  • 1993-09-18 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • 1993-10-13 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 1997-04-04 Anaheim Ducks clinch their 1st-ever playoff berth
  • 1997-10-03 Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-05-22 Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2003-05-16 NHL Western Conference Final: Anaheim Ducks beat Minnesota Wild, 4 games to 0
  • 2003-06-09 Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils defeat first time finalists Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-3
  • 2005-07-15 After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings
  • 2006-05-27 NHL Western Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 1
  • 2007-05-22 NHL Western Conference Final: Anaheim Ducks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • 2007-06-06 Stanley Cup: first time winners Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators 4-1
  • 2015-05-30 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1960-06-30 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1962-05-12 Emilio Estevez, actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-01-31 Bobby Dollas, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-10-20 M Shtalenkov, Moscow Russia, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1966-02-19 Peter Douris, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-03-22 Todd Ewen, Saskatoon, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1966-10-05 Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1967-01-07 Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
  • 1967-08-29 Shaun Van Allen, Shaunavon, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1967-11-27 Garry Valk, Edmonton, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1969-02-04 Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970-05-20 Jason York, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970-07-03 Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970-07-31 David Sacco, Malden MA, NHL left wing (Oly-94, Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971-02-22 Jason Marshall, Cranbrook, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971-04-22 Milos Holan, Bilovec Cze, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971-05-07 Dave Karpa, Regina, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971-06-29 Mike Sillinger, Regina, NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks)
  • 1971-07-04 Steve Rucchin, Thunder Bay, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971-08-05 Valeri Karpov, Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1973-02-03 Jim Campbell, Worcester, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1973-05-18 Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1974-10-16 Paul Kariya, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Oly-98), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1977-04-25 Marguerite Moreau, actress (Connie-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • 1978-05-16 Vincent Larusso, Livingston, NJ, actor (Adam-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • 1978-06-11 Joshua Jackson, actor (Mighty Ducks)