The “Anaheim Ducks” is a professional ice hockey team situated in Anaheim, California, United States. The team is part of the Pacific Division that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey Leagues (NHL). The Anaheim Ducks usually play their home games at the Honda Center since the beginning.
In the year 1993, the team was discovered by Walt Disney under Michael Eisner and named it the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The name “Mighty Ducks of Anaheim”was ideally created out from the influence of the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks which tells an inspiring story of a group of cranky kids who turned their falling youth hockey team into a victory. After two years, the franchise was sold to Susan Samuelli and Henry. At the time when the team was officially sold to them, they were with GM Brian Burke, Burkie renamed the team as the Anaheim Ducks.
The Ducks’ first appearance of their home games happened to date back in October 8, 1993, at the time, the team’s rival was the Detroit Red Wings and the game’s cost amounted to $450,000. By their misfortune, the team was beaten by holding a record of 7-2. However, the defeat didn’t continue when the Ducks won their first franchise game over the Edmonton Oilers with a record of 4-3.
The Ducks have shown their worth in the history of the NHL as they have won several awards within their twenty-year existence. In fact, the Ducks have reached the playoffs approximately ten times, they were also winners of the Pacific Division titles, three times during the seasons 2006-2007, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 and two Western Conference Championships during the seasons 2002-2003 and 2006-2007 (Stanley Cup). Through the years of the team’s existence in the ice hockey court, the awards are proof that they have done great to make their own name in the history of NHL.