Anaheim Ducks in History

Events in Sport

  • 1993-03-01 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie '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
  • 1997-03-26 NHL announces Anaheim Mighty Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 season in Japan
  • 1997-04-04 Anaheim Ducks clinch their 1st-ever playoff berth
  • 1997-10-03 NHL games played outside North America for the first time; Vancouver Canucks beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-2 in Tokyo, Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-10-04 Boston Bruins retire future Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Ray Bourque's #77 jersey in the NHL season opener at Boston Garden; beat visiting Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4-2

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque

AppointmentAppointment 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 Final, Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: New Jersey Devils beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-0 for 4-3 series win
  • 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 Final, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA: Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators, 6-2 for a 4-1 series win; Ducks' first Championship
  • 2015-05-30 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 3
  • 2018-04-07 Vegas Golden Knights suffer a 7-1 end of regular season defeat at Calgary but finish with an NHL expansion team record 51 victories; previous record 33 by Anaheim Ducks & Florida Panthers 1993-94

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1960-06-30 Randy Ladouceur, Canadian NHL defenseman and coach (Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada
  • 1962-05-12 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-01-31 Bobby Dollas, Canadian ice hockey player (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-10-20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 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, American NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98), born in Troy, New York
  • 1967-08-29 Shaun Van Allen, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1967-11-27 Garry Valk, Edmonton, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1969-02-04 Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1970-05-20 Jason York, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970-07-03 Teemu Selanne, Finnish NHL right wing (1992-93 NHL rookie points record, 132), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1970-07-31 David Sacco, NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1971-02-22 Jason Marshall, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Cranbrook, Canada
  • 1971-04-22 Milos Holan, Bilovec Cze, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971-05-07 Dave Karpa, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 1971-06-29 Mike Sillinger, Canadian NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1971-07-04 Steve Rucchin, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Thunder Bay, Canada
  • 1971-08-05 Valeri Karpov, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1973-05-18 Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1974-10-16 Paul Kariya, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Olympics 1998), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1977-04-25 Marguerite Moreau, American actress (Connie-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3), born in Riverside, California
  • 1978-05-16 Vincent Larusso, Livingston, NJ, actor (Adam-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • 1978-06-11 Joshua Jackson, American actor (Dawson's Creek, Fringe), born in Vancouver, British Columbia