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The Anaheim Ducks were founded as an expansion franchise in 1993 by The Walt Disney Company and originally named the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with the name taking inspiration from the 1992 Walt Disney movie The Mighty Ducks. The team was sold in 2005 and a year later was rebranded as the Anaheim Ducks. Following the name and ownership change, the team found quick success with a trip to the Western Conference Final in 2006 and a Stanley Cup championship in 2007, which remains the franchise’s only championship. 

Ducks News & Rumors: LaCombe, Vatrano, Sennecke & More

The Anaheim Ducks finished signing all their restricted free agents, with deals going to defenseman Jackson LaCombe and forward Nikita Nesterenko on Monday (July 15), a refreshing change from last offseason when contract talks with Trevor Zegras and Jamie Drysdale lingered into early October. Elsewhere, the rumor mill is still churning for pending unrestricted free agent Frank Vatrano and No. 3 overall pick Beckett Sennecke was invited to play for Canada at the upcoming 2024 World Junior Summer Showcase.  Ducks Agree to Terms With LaCombe and Nesterenko  Jackson LaCombe inked a two-year, $1.85 million contract with the Ducks following the…

Top Contenders for 2025 Calder Trophy

If you thought the race for the Calder Trophy was a fun one last season, the battle for the award in 2024-25 could be even better. With numerous of the NHL’s best prospects entering the league, who are the top contenders to be crowned as the best rookie this season? In order to be eligible for the award, the guidelines are that “A player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. Beginning in 1990-91, a player must…

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Hurricanes, Flyers, Ducks

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Brandon Montour commented on the fact he was seriously considering the Toronto Maple Leafs in free agency before signing with the Seattle Kraken. Meanwhile, the Carolina Hurricanes have officially announced that Evgeny Kuznetsov is on waivers for the purpose of a mutual contract termination. Is Travis Konecny looking to get as much as $10 million per season on an extension in Philadelphia? Finally, former Anaheim Ducks forward Max Comtois has reportedly signed in the KHL. Montour Looked at the Maple Leafs in Free Agency Stanley Cup-winning defenceman Brandon Montour joined TSN’s Mark Roe and Frankie…

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Ducks FAQ

What year were the Anaheim Ducks founded?

The Anaheim Ducks were founded as an expansion franchise in 1993 by The Walt Disney Company.

When did the Anaheim Ducks play their first game?

The Anaheim Ducks (then known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim) played their first game on Oct. 10, 1993, against the Detroit Red Wings. They lost the game 7-2.

Who is the current head coach of the Anaheim Ducks?

Greg Cronin is currently the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks.