One day we'll have to say goodbye to Teemu for good. This Week in Ducks History we did it for the first time. - Marianne Helm
Trade deadlines kind of suck... This week in history, the Ducks traded away Teemu Selanne, and Sammy Pahlsson and acquired Jeff Friesen TWICE! At least we got rid of Ryan Whitney for Lubo Visnovsky.
This Week in Ducks History:
Mar. 5, 1962
C Anatoli Semenov born in Moscow, USSR (Russia)
Mar. 4, 1975
C Antti Aalto born in Lappeenranta, Finland
Mar. 4, 1975
RW Ladislav Kohn born in Uherske Hradiste, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)
Mar. 7, 1979
LW Maxim Balmochnykh born in Lipetskti, USSR (Russia)
Mar. 6, 1985
C Daniel Winnik born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mar. 3, 1986
D Brett Festerling born in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Mar. 4, 1994
Set the franchise record of six power play attempts (1-for-6) in the third period of a 4-1 victory over Edmonton.
Mar. 8, 1995
Acquired D Milos Holan from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for C Anatoli Semenov.
... and Acquired D David Karpa from the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for a conditional pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
Mar. 8, 1996
Acquired G Mike Torchia from the Washington Capitals in exchange for LW Todd Krygier.
Mar. 9, 1997
Paul Kariya scored a goal eight seconds into a 2-2 tie with Colorado, for the fastest goal to start a game in Ducks History.
Mar. 7, 1999
Set franchise record seven game winning streak with a 3-1 win over Detroit. The streak started Feb. 20 with a 5-1 win in Vancouver and officially ended with a 4-4 tie against the Canucks on Mar. 10.
Mar. 9, 2001
Paul Kariya scored two goals in a 3-1 win over Chicago, to set the franchise record of three straight multi-goal games. On the streak Kariya had six total goals, one assist and four of the goals came in his first two post-Teemu games. The only way to grieve properly.
Mar. 5, 2002
Acquired a third round draft pick in the 2002 Entry Draft from the Boston Bruins in exchange for RW Marty McInnis.
Mar. 9, 2006
Acquired a third-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for D Sandis Ozolinsh.
... and Acquired LW Jeff Friesen from Washington in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Seriously? AGAIN!?!?
... AND Acquired D Sean O'Donnell from Phoenix in exchange for C Joel Perrault.
Mar. 9, 2007
Dustin Penner became the first rookie (only played 19 games the previous season) in Ducks history to score 25 goals in a season with a power play goal in the Ducks 5-1 drubbing of the Edmonton Oilers. (Available on NHL Vault)
Mar. 4, 2009
Acquired C Petteri Nokelainen from Boston in exchange for D Steve Montador.
... AND Acquired C Erik Christensen from Atlanta in exchange for C Eric O'Dell.
...and Acquired G Joey MacDonald from Toronto in exchange for a seventh-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
...AND Traded C Petteri Nokelainen to Phoenix in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Mar. 4, 2011
Lubomir Visnovsky scored the only hat trick by a defenseman in Ducks history, including the game winner in a 4-3 overtime victory over Dallas.
Prototype, need to change bolt to Ducks colours and cleanup. Then making myself a t-shirt. :D
Mighty Ducks enforcer Warren Rychel, with some words to live by: "Cuts heal, but teeth don't come back."
"[Paavo] used to be a goalie as a kid, but I took all his confidence He thought he sucked." - Teemu, talking about his twin brother.
Teemu once compared Joffrey Lupul's four goals in Game 3 against the Avalanche (2006) to all the ketchup escaping a bottle in a single splat
"It's not like back home in Finland or even Canada, where girls wanted my leftover chicken bones from a meal I ate"-Teemu, on CA hockey fans
"I need about two minutes, 40 seconds [to dress for games]. My record is probably 2:32." - #NHLDucks Teemu Selänne
"I remember playing hockey outside and whenever you did, you thought about playing for Finland vs. Sweden. That's just the way it was"-Teemu