Top 50 Anaheim Ducks

Named after the Mighty Ducks, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim first took flight in 1993 as an Expansion Team in the same year as the Florida Panthers.  The Ducks landed their first major star in Paul Kariya in 1996, and they would trade for another in Teemu Selanne.  

In 2003, they would surprisingly win the Western Conference, but they lost to the New Jersey Devils.  The team was sold by their original company, Disney, and in 2006 they were renamed the Anaheim Ducks.  The newly named team went on to win their first Stanley Cup by defeating the Ottawa Senators in 2007.  They have yet to reach the Finals since.

This list is up to the end of the 2020/21 season.

Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics and post-season accolades.

After three years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Joe Sacco was taken by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the Expansion Draft, thus making the American an original member of the team.
Finnish Defenseman Toni Lydman had played four years for Calgary and five for Buffalo before he joined the Anaheim Ducks as a Free Agent in 2010.  Lydman might have been nearing the end of his career, but he still had a lot left to offer, especially in his first year as…
Taken with the sixth last pick of the 2014 Draft, Czech winger, Ondrej Kase played a year in the AHL before the Right Wing made the roster the following season.
Pavel Trnka played seven seasons in the National Hockey League, of which the Czech Defenseman was with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for the first five of the seven.
Dave Karpa is arguably the only player to be traded from the Quebec Nordiques in Anaheim's worth discussing.
Kyle Palmieri was taken 26thOverall in 2009, and the native of Smithtown, New York, made it to the NHL a year later, playing ten games for the Anaheim Ducks.
Matt Beleskey made his money in the NHL as a grinder and checker, and it was in Anaheim where he played the first half of his pro career.
Following 13 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won a Hart, three Stanley Cups, and two Frank J. Selke Awards, Sergei Fedorov signed with Anaheim as a Free Agent in 2003.
Nick Ritchie was taken Tenth Overall in 2014, and the sturdy Left Wing made it to Ducks roster the year after.  Ritchie scored 28, 27, and 31 Points respectively in the next three years, which were decent totals, but the Ducks brass were likely hoping for more based on his potential.  Ritchie…
Jason Marshall made it to the St. Louis Blues roster for two Games in the 1991-92 season, but that was it for Marshall as a Blue, as he never made it back.  He was traded to the Mighty Ducks in 1994, and by 1996 he was a regular on the Anaheim…