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This Week in Ducks History: The Trade That Changed Everything

This week in Ducks history the greatest Duck of all time was acquired via trade from Winnipeg, and 12 years later he celebrated the Stanley Cup at the White House.

Marianne Helm

This Week in Ducks History:

Feb. 9, 1966
NHL Announces it conditional approval for 6 expansion teams including the Los Angeles Kings. For those of you hardcore Kings haters that may not consider this "Ducks History" consider that No Kings = No Gretzky in LA = No Ducks

Feb. 4, 1969
LW Joe Sacco born in Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Feb. 3, 1970
D Keith Carney born in Providence, Road Island, USA

Feb. 3, 1973
RW Jim Campbell born in Worchester, Massachusetts, USA

Feb. 6, 1996
Acquired LW Chris Herperger and a seventh round pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for C Bob Corkum.

Feb. 7, 1996
Acquired RW Teemu Selanne, the rights to C Marc Chouinard, and a fourth round pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for C Chad Kilger, D Oleg Tverdovsky, and a third round pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Some dude I've never heard of wrote about this last year when the Ducks played in Winnipeg.

Feb. 6, 1998
Acquired C Travis Green, D Doug Houda and RW Tony Tuzzolino from the New York Islanders in exchange for D J.J. Daigneault, C Mark Janssens and RW Joe Sacco.

Feb. 3, 2000
Guy Hebert set franchise record for most shots faced and saves made in a regular season overtime, going 10 for 10 in a 3-3 tie at Philadelphia.

Feb. 9, 2001
Acquired D Sergei Vyshedkevich and G Scott Langkow from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for RW Ladislav Kohn.

Feb. 9, 2001
Guy Hebert's franchise record seven game losing streak came to an end.

Feb. 4, 2004
Acquired LW Petr Schastlivy from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for D Todd Simpson.

Feb. 8, 2006
Francois Beauchemin assisted on the Ducks only goal in a 3-1 loss to Calgary, extending his assist streak to seven games, a rookie franchise record.

Feb. 6, 2008
In recognition of their 2007 Stanley Cup championship, the Anaheim Ducks are honored at The White in a ceremony held by President George W. Bush. This one stings for me personally, because I was in DC for an internship in the fall of 2007, missing the banner raising, but I thought I could finagle my way into the White House visit. Alas, it was scheduled about a month and a half after I returned to SoCal.

Feb. 3, 2009
Acquired D Sheldon Brookbank from New Jersey in exchange for C David McIntyre.

Feb. 4, 2009
Acquired RW Mike Brown from Vancouver in exchange for D Nathan McIver.

Ducks related #RandomNHLfacts from @NHLhistoryGirl:

When Disney owned Arrowhead Pond, one of the rules for arena workers was no wigs or toupees unless deemed medically necessary.#NHLDucks

On this date (1/25) in 2002, #NHLDucks coach Bryan Murray picked up his 500th career NHL victory. (6-1 at Dallas)

#OriginalJets Teemu Selanne's "machine gun" goal celebration

On this date (1/24) in 1998, #NHLDucks Teemu Selanne scored his 250th career #NHL goal. (3-3 tie with Kings)

"It does not say goalie wins Stanley Cup. It is the team that wins Stanley Cup and I'm part of team. That's what is most important." -Bryz

On this date (2/6) in 2010, J.S. Giguere became the first goalie in #Leafs history to start his debut season with team with back-to-back shutouts.

RT @OnSideWithJouni: Another Teemu Selänne milk commercial, back when his knees were good.

On this date (2/5) in 2003, #NJDevils Scott Niedermayer became franchise leader for points by a defencemen.

In just the first 3 games of their 1997 playoff series against the#NHLDucks, #RedWings Russian players had 6 goals and 10 assists.

On this date (2/1) in 1998, #NHLDucks Paul Kariya was cross-checked in the face by #Blackhawks Gary Suter; missed Olympics and rest of season.

On this date (2/1) in 1995, Oleg Tverdovsky became the first #NHLDucks rookie to score his first career #NHL goal shorthanded. (Had this on last week's post, but didn't mention it was his first ever)