This Week in Ducks History: What's in a Name?

11 wins in a month and Palmieri's first Hat Trick? That happened This Week in Ducks History... - Stephen Dunn

This Week in Ducks History, the team was officially named the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, thus ensuring the rest of the league would demean them for all eternity. Worth it!

This Week in Ducks History:

Feb. 28, 1968
C Stephan Lebeau born in St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada

Feb. 26, 1971
C Jarrod Skalde born in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada

Feb. 25, 1979
D Joe DiPenta born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Mar. 1, 1981
LW Brad Winchester born in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Mar. 1, 1982
D Brian Sutherby born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mar. 2, 1983
RW Ryan Shannon born in Darien, Connecticut, USA

Mar. 1, 1993
Tony Tavares is named president of Anaheim Sports, Inc. The new NHL team is officially named the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Michael Eisner, Disney's chairman and chief executive officer, will act as governor of the NHL team.

Feb. 26, 1994
Mark Ferner, Garry Valk, Bill Houlder and Joe Sacco set the Ducks' franchise record for fastest four goals in a game by scoring within 3:30 of each other in a 6-3 win over the Quebec Nordiques, at Le Colisée.

Feb. 25, 1996
Todd Ewen set the Ducks' franchise record for most PIM in a single game with six penalties for 37 minutes in a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Feb. 27, 1998
Set a franchise record for most opponent power play chances without a PP goal against in a single game as the Edmonton Oilers went 0-for13 against the Ducks in a 4-0 shutout for Anaheim and Mikhail Shtalenkov

Feb. 28, 2000
Ended February with four ties, the most in franchise history for a single month. Technically the record was set on Feb. 23 when the Ducks tied Vancouver 4-4 in Anaheim.

Mar. 2, 2000
Tied a franchise record for least penalty minutes in a game with zero in a 3-1 loss to Vancouver.

Feb. 25, 2005
Henry and Susan Samueli reach an agreement to buy the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim from the Walt Disney Company.

Mar. 1, 2006
Acquired G Jani Hurme from Atlanta in exchange for C Joel Stepp.

Feb. 24, 2007
Acquired G Gerald Coleman and a 2007 first-round draft pick from Tampa Bay in exchange for D Shane O'Brien and a 2007 third-round draft pick.

Feb. 27, 2007
Acquired LW Brad May from Colorado in exchange for G Michael Wall.

... and Acquired D Doug O'Brien from Tampa Bay in exchange for D Joe Rullier.

Feb. 26, 2008
Acquired D Marc-Andre Bergeron from the New York Islanders in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2008 NHL Draft.

... and Acquired G Jean-Sebastien Aubin from Los Angeles in exchange for a seventh-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

...and Acquired D Jay Leach from Tampa Bay in exchange for RW Brandon Segal and a seventh-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

... AND Traded RW Brandon Bochenski to Nashville for future considerations.

Feb. 27, 2010
Team Finland (Teemu Selanne, Saku Koivu, Jarkko Ruutu, Niklas Hagman and Toni Lydman) beat Team Slovakia (Lubomir Visnovsky) for the Bronze Medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver,

Feb. 28, 2010
Team Canada (Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger, Ryan Getzlaf & Corey Perry) beat Team USA (Bobby Ryan & Ryan Whitney) for the Gold Medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, 3-2 in overtime.

Mar. 1, 2010
Acquired D Nathan Oystrick and a conditional selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Atlanta in exchange for RW Evgeny Artyukhin.

Mar. 2, 2010
Acquired a fourth-round selection in either the 2010 or 2011 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for D Steven Kampfer. Traded D Nick Boynton to Chicago for future considerations.

Feb. 27, 2011
Acquired RW Brian McGrattan and D Sean Zimmerman from Boston in exchange for C Stefan Chaput and RW David Laliberte.

Feb. 28, 2011
Acquired C Joel Perrault and a third-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from Vancouver in exchange for Maxim Lapierre and C MacGregor Sharp.

... and Acquired LW Brad Winchester from St. Louis in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Feb. 27, 2013
Ducks tie franchise record of most wins in a month (11) set in in March 2006 (11-4-1) and March 2011 (11-3-0) as they defeated the Nashville Predators 5-1 and Kyle Palmieri recorded his first NHL hat trick, but you knew that already.

Ducks related #RandomNHLfacts from @NHLhistoryGirl:

On this date (2/28) in 1993, #OriginalJets Teemu Selänne became the 3rd#NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season.

Rookie Ilya Bryzgalov said that the Kings managed to score a goal in exhibition only because "Player Los Angeles Kings hit me. I go poof."

Goalie Pete Peeters didn't start playing junior hockey until he was 18.#RandomNHLfact

"Yeah, I'm the goon. I guess I'll have to get in my 1st fight and get a 5 minute major."-#Habs Saku Koivu on leading team in PIMs for 1 week

On this date (2/23) in 2003, #NHLDucks Martin Gerber recorded his first career NHL shutout.

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