This Week in Ducks History:
June 9, 1944
General Manager Jack Ferreira born in Providence, Road Island, USA
June 29. 1969
Head Coach Craig Hartsburg born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada
June 9, 1964
D Donald McSween born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
June 27, 1964
D Oleg Mikulchik born in Moscow, USSR (Russia)
June 23, 1966
C Robin Bawa born in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
June 11, 1969
C Kip Miller born in Lansing, Michigan, USA
June 12, 1969
D Mathieu Schneider born in New York, New York, USA
June 17, 1969
LW Patric Kjellberg born in Trelleborg, Sweden
June 13, 1970
C Viacheslav Butsayev born in Toglatti, USSR (Russia)
June 29, 1971
C Mike Sillinger born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
June 26, 1975
D Chris Armstrong born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
June 28, 1978
D Ric Jackman born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 19, 1980
G Dan Ellis born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
June 22, 1980
G Ilya Bryzgalov born in Toglatti, USSR (Russia)
June 23, 1980
C Tony Martensson born in Brynas, Sweden
June 25, 1980
G Sebastien Caron born in Amqui, Quebec, Canada
June 13, 1985
D Danny Syvret born in Millgrove, Ontario, Canada
June 24, 1985
RW Mike Brown born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
June 9, 1987
C Ryan O'Marra born in Tokyo, Japan
June 14, 1987
C Andrew Cogliano born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 22, 1987
D Brendan Mikkelson born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
June 14, 1992
RW Devatne Smith-Pelly born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
June 19, 1993
Anaheim Arena, before it was even called the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, opened with a Barry Manilow concert. Never thought I'd reference Manilow in a post on this site, but what the hell? He writes the songs the whole world sings.
June 24, 1993
Guy Hebert becomes the first member of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as he is picked second overall (behind John Vanbiesbrouck) in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft. It's pretty complicated, but essentially each of the existing 24 teams had two players picked from their roster to go to one of the expansion teams (Anaheim and Florida). Some of the most notable players for the Ducks aside from Hebert were Sean Hill (first goal scorer, and possibly the only NHLer dumb enough to fail a drug test), Troy Loney (first captain), Bobby Dollas, Stu Grimson, Terry Yake (first hat trick) and Joe Sacco. If you haven't already, go read this interview Adam Brady did with Guy about being the Ducks' first pick 20 years ago.
June 26-27, 1993
Paul Kariya from the University of Maine is the Mighty Ducks' first ever pick in the NHL Entry Draft, fourth overall at Le Colisee in Quebec. The Ducks had nine other picks in the draft, the only other one I decided was of note was long time backup goalie Mikhail Schtalenkov (Round 5, 108 overall).
June 28, 1994
The Mighty Ducks pick Oleg Tevrdovsky second overall with the first of their ten picks in the 1994 Entry Draft in Hartford. Other picks of note include Pavel Trnka (Round 5, 106 overall) and Bates Battaglia (Round 6, 132 overall). So maybe they're not that notable, but Trnka is a huge blast from the past for me while Battaglia A) won The Amazing Race and B) was picked one spot ahead of some guy named Daniel Alfredsson (yes, that one).
June 29, 1994
Acquired the Ottawa Senators' 1994 third round selection in exchange for D Sean Hill. Anaheim then dealt that pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for the Lightning's fourth round pick in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and a 1994 third round selection (originally Washington's).
... And acquired D Tom Kurvers (hehehe) from the New York Islanders in exchange for LW Troy Loney.
June 28, 1995
In the 1995 Entry Draft at the Edmonton Coliseum, the Ducks had 8 picks, and took Chad Kilger first (fourth overall). For those keeping track at home, that's the second and third first round picks in franchise history being traded to Winnipeg for Teemu Selanne (and Marc Chouinard, plus some picks). Also of some note the Ducks picked Mike LeClerc 55th overall in the third round.
June 22, 1996
1996 Entry Draft in St. Louis: Ruslan Salei was picked ninth overall and Matt Cullen was taken in the second round at number 35 overall. The Ducks had 11 picks in this draft, which is the most in a single draft in franchise history (tied with 2001).
June 25, 1996
Named Angela Gorgone assistant to the general manager. (That's not a Dwight Schrute or Garath Keenan reference)
June 21, 1997
My vote for the worst draft in Ducks History as the Ducks picked Michael Holmqvist 18th overall in Pittsburgh, and I don't recognize any of the other nine picks either. For some reason the team allowed Jack Ferreira to run one more draft before replacing him with Pierre Gauthier in the summer of 1998.
June 15, 1998
Announced that Head Coach Pierre Pagé has been relieved of his duties.
June 18, 1998
Acquired LW Jim McKenzie from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for C J.F. Jomphe.
June 27, 1998
1998 Entry Draft in Buffalo: Vitaly Vishnevski goes fifth overall to the Ducks.
June 18, 1999
Acquired LW Ted Donato and the rights to D Antti-Jussi Niemi from the Ottawa
June 26, 1999
1999 Entry Draft in Boston: The only draft in Ducks history in which the Ducks didn't take a player in the first round. Their first selection was Jordan Leopold at 44 overall in the second. They also picked up Niclas Havelid in round three (83rd overall)
... And acquired D Oleg Tverdovsky from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for C Travis Green and Anaheim's first round pick (15th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
June 10, 2000
Acquired G Jean-Sebastien Giguere from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second round draft pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
June 12, 2000
Acquired D Patrick Traverse from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for D Joel Kwiatkowski.
... And acquired a seventh round draft pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for RW Ed Ward
June 24, 2000
2000 Entry Draft in Calgary: The Ducks only made five picks in 2000 (tied for the least in franchise history with 2006) but got Alexei Smirnov 12th overall and Ilya Bryzgalov in the second round at number 44.
June 25, 2000
Acquired the rights to RW Jonathan Hedstrom from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for sixth and seventh round draft picks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
June 29, 2000
Named Guy Charron assistant coach.
June 19, 2001
Acquired D Keith Carney from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a second round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
June 20, 2001
Announced that Guy Charron would return to the club as an assistant coach.
June 23-24, 2001
2001 Entry Draft in Sunrise, Fla.: Stanislav Chistov was taken fifth overall and Martin Gerber in the eighth round (232 overall). I was shocked to see Bryz drafted before Gerber, but then realized that Gerber was 26 when he was picked. Maybe that's why they don't have an eighth round anymore.
June 22, 2002
Named Chuck Fletcher director of hockey operations.
June 22-23, 2002
2002 Entry Draft in Toronto: Joffrey Lupul went seventh overall to the Duckies and the next most notable Ducks draftee was Tim Brent (Round 2, 37 overall).
June 25, 2002
Acquired a third round draft pick in the 2003 Entry Draft from the Boston Bruins in exchange for G Steve Shields.
June 9, 2003
About as anti-climactic as it gets. The Mighty Ducks lost Game7 of the Stanley Cup Final in New Jersey 3-0. Mike Rupp scored twice for the Devils and obviously Martin Brodeur got the shutout. As a consolation J.S Giguere won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player through the playoffs. It was only the fifth time in the history of the award (since 1965) that a player from the losing team had won, and it hasn't happened since. His sad eyes buried beneath an enormous playoff beard are burned into my mind forever.
June 21-22, 2003
At what is widely considered one of, if not THE best draft of all time in Smashville, the Ducks picked up both Ryan Getzlaf (19th overall) and Corey Perry (28th overall) as well as Drew Miller (Round 6, 186 overall) and Shane O'Brien (Round 8, 250 overall).
June 18, 2004
Acquired D Tomas Malec and a third round pick in the 2004 Entry Draft form the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for G Martin Gerber.
June 26, 2004
2004 Entry Draft in Raleigh: The Ducks pick Ladislav Smid ninth overall and Tim Brent again, after he went back into the draft for not signing a contract with the Ducks after two years. Too bad that rule didn't apply to a certain jerkface in Edmonton.
... Also acquired D Kurtis Foster from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for D Niclas Havelid.
June 20, 2005
Henry and Susan Samueli officially assume ownership of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. And they named Michael Shulman Chief Executive Officer, Brian Burke executive vice president and general manager, Tim Ryan executive vice president and chief operating officer, Bob Wagner senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and Mike O'Donnell as senior vice president and general manager (of the Arrowhead Pond).
June 22, 2006
Officially changed the franchise name to Anaheim Ducks and unveiled new team colors and logo.
June 24, 2006
2006 Entry Draft in Vancouver: The Ducks take Mark Mitera at number 19 as well as Matt Beleskey in the fourth round (112 overall).
June 9, 2007
It wasn't a parade, but the Ducks' Stanley Cup victory rally was good enough for me. The players arrived by double-decker bus, except Scott Niedermayer, Rob Niedermayer and Chris Pronger who brought the Cup the Conn Smythe and the Clarence Campbell Bowl (Western Conference Championship Trophy) via helicopter. Pennywise played Bro Hymn as they walked the red carpet. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave the best/worst speech in the history of the English language and a good time was had by all.
June 22-23, 2007
2007 Entry Draft in Lubmus: Logan McMillan is the Ducks first round pick (19th overall) and the next best selection for the Ducks is between Eric Tangradi (Round 2, 42nd overall) and Maxime Macenauer (Round 3, 63 overall). Not good... must be something about the GM's second to last draft with the Ducks, first Ferreira, now Burkie.
June 23, 2007
Acquired C Stephen Dixon from Pittsburgh in exchange for C Tim Brent.
... And acquired LW Jason King and a conditional third-round draft choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from Vancouver in exchange for RW Ryan Shannon.
June 25, 2007
Acquired C Brandon Segal from Nashville in exchange for future considerations.
June 10, 2008
Acquired a third-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft from Minnesota in exchange for defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.
June 20, 2008
Named Dave Nonis Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations.
June 20-21, 2008
2008 Entry Draft in Ottawa: This one stings a bit, as the Ducks took Jake Gardiner 17th overall and He Who Must Not Be Named in the second round at number 43.
June 24, 2008
Named Chief Executive Officer Michael Schulman Club Governor.
June 26, 2009
Acquired RW Joffrey Lupul, D Luca Sbisa, a first-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, a first-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional third-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from Philadelphia in exchange for D Chris Pronger.
June 26-27, 2009
2009 Entry Draft: Peter Holland goes 15th overall to the Ducks, also in the first round Kyle Palmieri at 26. Igor Bobkov comes our way in Round 3 (76 overall) and Sami Vatanen in the fourth (106 overall).
June 14, 2010
Named Mike Stapleton Assistant Coach of the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).
June 24, 2010
Named Mike Foligno Assistant Coach.
June 26, 2010
Acquired a fifth-round selection (122nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from Toronto in exchange for RW Mike Brown.
June 29, 2010
Named Bob Ferguson Assistant General Manager of the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).
June 25-26, 2010
2010 Entry Draft at Staples: Cam Fowler somehow slips to the Ducks all the way at number 12 and the Ducks select Emerson Etem , he pride of Long Beach, with the second to last pick of the first round, not to mention Devante Smith-Pelly (Round 2, 42 overall).
June 24-25, 2011
2011 Entry Draft in St. Paul: It's starting to get tough to tell who is notable, but the Ducks took Rickard Rakell 30th overall and American Hero John Gibson in the second round (39th overall).
June 22, 2012
Acquired a second-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for D Lubomir Visnovsky.
June 22-23, 2012
Last Year's Draft saw the Ducks take Hampus Lindholm sixth overall, Nick Kerdiles in the second (36th overall) and Frederik Andersen in the third round at number 87.