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 2021/22 season.

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

Teemu Selanne was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1988, but he didn't arrive in Winnipeg until 1992, having developed his native Finland skills.  Selanne had 76 Goals as a rookie, and the “Finnish Flash” was a star…who was surprisingly traded during the 1995-96 to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Ryan Getzlaf played his entire career with the Anaheim Ducks, and when it was all said and done, he becmae the franchise leader in Points with 1,019,  Assists (737), and is second all-time in Goals (282).
One of the most gifted offensive players of his day, Paul Kariya, was the Fourth Overall Pick in 1993, and a year later, he was an All-Rookie for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Corey Perry debuted in 2005 for the Ducks, two years after being drafted late in the First Round (28thOverall), and he would methodically improve annually to where he was one of the most rounded hockey players in the game.
Jean-Sebastian Giguere was a First Rounder by the Hartford Whalers in 1995, and he played there briefly before he was traded to Calgary.  Giguere did not accomplish much as a Flame, so most people likely didn't think much of it when he was shipped off to the Mighty Ducks.  The hockey world…
Had Scott Niedermayer retired before he signed with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, he might have been a Hall of Famer as is.  He had already won three Stanley Cups, and a Norris Trophy as a New Jersey Devil, but the Defenseman from Alberta had a lot left, and he removed…
As of this writing, Cam Fowler has played twelve seasons in the NHL, all of which have been with the Anaheim Ducks
Guy Hebert played for the St. Louis Blues for a combined 13 Games in the 1991-92 & 1992-93, and his exit from the Midwest came when he was plucked in the Expansion Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1993.
Hampus Lindholm, to date, has only played for the Anaheim Ducks, the team that drafted him Sixth Overall in 2012.
It was an incredible story for Steve Rucchin to make the NHL, as the native of Ontario, never played at an elite junior level, and was scouted for his play at the University of Western Ontario, an avenue that is not known for producing NHL talent.  In his senior year, Rucchin…
Before he arrived in Anaheim, Chris Pronger had what could be considered a Hall of Fame career.  The Defenseman already won a Hart Trophy and Norris Trophy, which is enough for one hell of a hockey career.  Playing for the St. Louis Blues for most of his career, Pronger was an Edmonton…
From Pittsburgh, John Gibson played college hockey at the prestigious University of Michigan and the United States at the World Juniors.  The Anaheim Ducks took the American Goalie in the Second Round of the 2011 Draft, and at present, this is the only NHL team that he is playing for.
Jonas Hiller was not anyone’s NHL radar for years, but the Swiss-born Goalie was tearing it up in the Swiss League, and the Anaheim Ducks signed him as a Free Agent in 2007 when he was 25.
From New Jersey, Bobby Ryan was the Second Overall Pick in 2005 and would be the runner-up for the Calder three years later when he scored 57 Points.
Rickard Rakell played the first ten seasons of his career with the Anaheim Ducks, the team that took him late in the First Round in 2011.
Andy McDonald was undrafted but would star at Colgate University, where he won an ECAC Scoring Title.  His work there got him signed by the Ducks in 2000, the team he debuted for that year.
Traded from the Ottawa Senators after his rookie season, Jakob Silfverberg has spent the last nine seasons with Anaheim, where the Left Wing has mostly been valuable on the defensive side of the ice.
The professional career of Oleg Tverdocsky began at age 18 with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the team that took him with the Second Overall Pick in 1994.  The Ukrainian Defenseman was not with his original NHL team for long as they traded him to Winnipeg as part of the megadeal…
Ryan Kesler cut his teeth with the Vancouver Canucks, where he was one of the best defensive forwards, winning a Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2010-11.  Kesler was dealt to the Anaheim Ducks after the 2013-14 Season, where he has remained a premier defensive forward.
Chris Kunitz went undrafted, but the Ontarian made a name for himself at small Ferris State and took them to their first NCAA Tournament and an Elite 8 appearance. The Ducks signed him in 2003, where he played 21 Games, but the NHL lockout prevented him from doing anything of note…