In June 2005, Henry Samueli and his wife Susan bought the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim from the Walt Disney Company for $75 million. The deal also included Anaheim Arena Management, the company that operates the city-owned Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, the home of the Ducks.
On January 27, 2006, Samueli announced that the team would be renamed as simply the “Anaheim Ducks” as of the following season. The change became official on June 22. The Ducks were reportedly worth $188 million in 2011.
The 2007 Stanley Cup Final was the best-of-seven championship series of the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs contested between the Western Conference champion Anaheim Ducks and the Eastern Conference champion Ottawa Senators. It was the second appearance in the Final for Anaheim since 2003 (then known as the Mighty Ducks) when they lost to the New Jersey Devils. It was the first appearance for the Senators since entering the NHL as an expansion team in 1992. Anaheim defeated Ottawa in five games and were awarded their first Stanley Cup becoming the eleventh post-1967 expansion team to win the NHL championship trophy.
The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Since their inception, the Ducks have played their home games at the Honda Center.
1993 – Present / National Hockey League
2006 – Present / Anaheim Ducks
1993 – 2005 / Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Ducks – When Disney sold the team in 2006, the team name was changed to Anaheim Ducks dropping the word “Mighty.” In large part to get away from association with the movie Disney “The Mighty Ducks.”
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2007 – Present / Honda Center
1993 – 2006 / Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
1993 / Pond of Anaheim
1990 – 1993 / Anaheim Arena
2005 – Present / Henry and Susan Samueli
1993 – 2005 / The Walt Disney Company
8 Teemu Selänne
99 Wayne Gretzky
*Blue is this team’s history