The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim were founded in 1993 by The Walt Disney Company. The franchise was awarded by the NHL in December 1992, along with the rights to a Miami team that would become the Florida Panthers. An entrance fee of $50 million was required, half of which Disney would pay directly to the Los Angeles Kings in order ...
During the summer of 2004, as the NHL and the NHL Players Association’s labor dispute was headed towards a long lockout, Disney tried to sell the team but received a low offer of $40-million US, less than the franchise’s original price. In 2005, Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli of Irvine, California, and his wife, Susan, bought the Mighty Ducks from The ...
History of the Mighty Ducks
The history of the Anaheim Ducks begins when the team joined the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1993 as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Founded as an expansion team in 1993 along with the Florida Panthers, the Ducks were originally owned by The Walt Disney Company, who named the franchise after their film The Mighty Ducks. Since its inception, the team has played at the Honda Center (formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond), located in Anaheim, California close to both Disneyland and Angel Stadium.
1993 – Present / National Hockey League
2006 – Present / Anaheim Ducks
1993 – 2005 / Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Mighty Ducks – After Disney’s monster movie hit in 1992 called The Mighty Ducks starring Emilio Estevez, the NHL looked to capitalize on the popularity by awarding a franchise to Disney in 1993. The club was called the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim complete with the same logo from the film.
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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
To qualify as a greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
8 / Teemu Selänne
9 / Paul Kariya
27 / Scott Niedermayer
99 / Wayne Gretzky
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