This Week in Ducks History:
Dec. 30, 1965
RW Jim Thomson born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jan. 5, 1979
LW Kyle Calder born in Mannville, Alberta, Canada
Jan. 2, 1981
C Zenon Konopka born in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada
Jan. 2, 1983
C Andrew Ebbett born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jan. 4, 1989
C Maxime Macenauer born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
Jan. 1, 1994
Set franchise record for most shots in a period (26) and most saves by an opposing goaltender (24, John Vanbiesbrouk) in the third period of a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Dec. 30, 1997
Tomas Sandstrom becomes the highest scoring Swede in NHL history, seriously, with an assist in a 2-1 loss at Carolina. (Available on NHL Vault)
Jan. 1, 1999
Set franchise records for most players with three or more points in a game (four) and most players with four or more points in a game (three, Teemu Selanne-5 pts., Fredrik Olausson-4, Steve Rucchin-4, Paul Kariya-3) and matched the record for most goals given up by an opposing goaltender (Dominik Hasek) in a 7-2 win over Buffalo.
Dec. 30, 2001
Set franchise record of seven consecutive games without allowing a power play goal in a 2-1 loss to Chicago. The Ducks went 26 for 26 on the kill over that stretch, which started in a 5-1 win at Minnesota. The streak officially ended with a Ray Whitney power play goal as Columbus beat the Ducks 3-1 on New Year's Eve.
Jan. 5, 2001
Announced that Tom Watt would serve as a special assignment scout for the team.
Jan. 2, 2002
Luc Robitaille becomes the first player in NHL history to score ten power play goals in a season 13 times, in a 5-3 Detroit win over the Ducks. (Available on NHL Vault)
Jan. 2, 2007
Acquired D Ric Jackman from Florida in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
Jan. 2, 2008
Acquired RW Brandon Bochenski from Boston in exchange for D Shane Hnidy and a sixth-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The two clubs also relinquished their option to exchange fourth-round picks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (as part of the Stanislav Chistov deal, Nov. 12, 2006).
"I don't try to be something I'm not. There are times when I probably should shut up, but I don't. I try to be myself."- Craig Hartsburg