2008–09 Anaheim Ducks season

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2008–09 Anaheim Ducks
Division 2nd Pacific
Conference 8th Western
2008–09 record 42–33–7
Home record 20-18-3
Road record 22-15-4
Goals for 245
Goals against 238
Team information
General Manager Bob Murray
Coach Randy Carlyle
Captain Scott Niedermayer
Alternate captains Ryan Getzlaf
Chris Pronger
Arena Honda Center
Average attendance 16,991 (98.9%)
Total: 696,629
Team leaders
Goals Corey Perry (32)
Assists Ryan Getzlaf (66)
Points Ryan Getzlaf (91)
Penalties in minutes George Parros (135)
Plus/minus Steve Montador (+14)
Wins Jonas Hiller (23)
Goals against average Jonas Hiller (2.39)
<2007–08 2009–10>

The 2008–09 Anaheim Ducks season was the 16th season of operation (15th season of play) for the National Hockey League franchise. The Ducks first game of the season was an away game, held on October 9, 2008, against the Sharks.

Schedule and results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2008 Preseason Game Log
Legend
Ducks Win Ducks Loss OT Loss

Regular season[edit]

2008–09 Game Log
Legend
Ducks Win (2 pts.) Ducks Loss (0 pts.) All-Star Game OT Loss (1 pt.) Clinched Playoffs
"Points" Legend
1st (Pacific Division) Not in Playoff Position In Playoff Position

Postseason[edit]

The Anaheim Ducks ended the 2008–09 regular season as the Western Conference's eighth seed.

2009 Postseason Game Log
Legend
Ducks Win Ducks Loss

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
3 Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
5 Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79

[1]

Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks PA 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
4 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
5 Calgary Flames NW 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
6 St. Louis Blues CE 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
7 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
8 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
8.5
9 Minnesota Wild NW 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
10 Nashville Predators CE 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
11 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
12 Dallas Stars PA 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
13 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
14 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 32 45 5 199 257 69

bold - qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, pPresidents' Trophy winner
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 46 2458 19 18 6 127 3.10 1274 1147 .900 2
Hiller, JonasJonas Hiller 46 2486 23 15 1 99 2.39 1217 1118 .919 4
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Hiller, JonasJonas Hiller 13 806 7 6 30 2.23 524 494 .943 2
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 1 16 0 0 0 0.00 6 6 1.000 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Ducks. Stats reflect time with Ducks only.
Traded mid-season.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Nathan McIver 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 14, 2008
Samuel Pahlsson 500th NHL Game October 24, 2008
Jonas Hiller 1st NHL Shutout November 16, 2008
Bret Hedican 1,000th NHL Game November 21, 2008
Brett Festerling 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
December 3, 2008
J.S. Giguere 200th NHL win December 10, 2008
Todd Marchant 1,000 NHL Game December 22, 2008
Brendan Mikkelson 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
January 31, 2009
Chris Pronger 1,000th NHL Game February 20, 2009
Brian Salcido 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
February 21, 2009
Rob Niedermayer 1,000 NHL Game March 19, 2009
Sheldon Brookbank 1st NHL Goal March 31, 2009

Transactions[edit]

  • June 27: Todd Bertuzzi was placed on unconditional waivers as the Ducks will buy out the final year of his contract.[2]
  • September 16: Mathieu Schneider was placed on waivers.
  • September 17: Mathieu Schneider cleared waivers.
  • September 28: Re-signed Teemu Selanne to a 2-year contract.

Trades[edit]

June 20, 2008
To Anaheim Ducks
First-round (17th overall) pick in 2008 draft
First-round (28th overall) pick in 2008 draft
To Los Angeles Kings
First-round (12th overall) pick in 2008 draft
June 20, 2008
To Anaheim Ducks
Two second-round picks in 2008 draft
To Phoenix Coyotes
First-round pick (28th overall) pick in 2008 draft
September 26, 2008
To Anaheim Ducks
Ken Klee
Brad Larsen
Chad Painchaud
To Atlanta Thrashers
Mathieu Schneider
September 30, 2008
To Anaheim Ducks
Conditional draft pick in 2009 draft
To Los Angeles Kings
Sean O'Donnell
December 3, 2008 To Anaheim Ducks
Logan Stephenson
To Phoenix Coyotes
Joakim Lindstrom
January 7, 2009 To Anaheim Ducks
Conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2010 draft
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Brad May[3]
February 4, 2009
To Anaheim Ducks
Mike Brown
To Vancouver Canucks
Nathan McIver
February 4, 2009
To Anaheim Ducks
Sheldon Brookbank
To New Jersey Devils
David McIntyre
February 26, 2009
To Anaheim Ducks
Ryan Whitney
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Kunitz
Eric Tangradi
March 4, 2009
To Anaheim Ducks
Petteri Nokelainen
To Boston Bruins
Steve Montador
March 4, 2009
To Anaheim Ducks
Erik Christensen
To Atlanta Thrashers
Eric O'Dell
March 4, 2009
To Anaheim Ducks
James Wisniewski
To Chicago Blackhawks
Samuel Pahlsson
March 4, 2009
To Anaheim Ducks
Nick Bonino
Timo Pielmeier
Conditional draft pick
To San Jose Sharks
Travis Moen
Kent Huskins

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Brendan Morrison Vancouver Canucks US$2.75-million, one-year contract
Player New team
Todd Bertuzzi[4] Calgary Flames

Claimed from Waivers[edit]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picks[edit]

The Ducks picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in OttawaOntario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 (from Calgary via Los Angeles) Jake Gardiner (D)  United States Minnetonka High School (USHS-Minnesota)
2 35 (from Phoenix (compensatory)) Nicolas Deschamps (C)  Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
2 39 (from Phoenix) Eric O'Dell (C)  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
2 43 (from Edmonton) Justin Schultz (D)  Canada Westside Warriors (BCHL)
3 71 (from Vancouver) Josh Brittain (LW)  Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
3 83 Marco Cousineau (G)  Canada Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
3 85 (from Minnesota) Brandon McMillan (C)  Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
4 113 Ryan Hegarty (D)  United States US National Team Development Program U-18
5 143 Stefan Warg (D)  Sweden VIK Västerås HK (Sweden Jr.)
7 208 (from Philadelphia) Nick Pryor (D)  United States US National Team Development Program U-18

See also[edit]

Other Anaheim–based teams in 2008–09[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

Iowa Chops (AHL)
Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/2008/06/28/6014371-sun.html
  3. ^ http://slambios.canoe.ca/sportsplus/hockey/tradelog-viewtrade.cgi?trade&x_id=1318
  4. ^ CANOE - SLAM! Sports - Hockey NHL - Calgary - Bertuzzi out to win fans