2006–07 Anaheim Ducks season

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2006–07 Anaheim Ducks
Stanley Cup champions
Western Conference champions
Pacific Division champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 2nd Western
2006–07 record 48-20-14
Home record 26-6-9
Road record 22-14-5
Goals for 258
Goals against 208
Team information
General Manager Brian Burke
Coach Randy Carlyle
Captain Scott Niedermayer
Alternate captains Rob Niedermayer
Chris Pronger
Arena Honda Center
Average attendance 16,339 (95.1%)
Total: 699,903
Team leaders
Goals Teemu Selanne (48)
Assists Scott Niedermayer (54)
Points Teemu Selanne (94)
Penalties in minutes George Parros (102)
Plus/minus Chris Pronger (+27)
Wins Jean-Sebastien Giguere (36)
Goals against average Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2.26)

The 2006–07 Anaheim Ducks season was the 14th season of operation (13th season of play) for the National Hockey League franchise. It was the team's first season as the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks clinched their first Pacific Division title in team history with 110 points, and defeated the Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup Final four games to one.

Off-season[edit]

Under new ownership, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim changed their team and arena's name, logo and player uniforms. The change involving their name was dropping the "Mighty" from their name, and completely changing their jerseys to black, gold, orange and white colours rather than the eggplant, jade, silver and white from years past.

In a major acquisition, the club acquired defenseman Chris Pronger in a trade from the Edmonton Oilers. Pronger had recently appeared in the 2006 Stanley Cup Final and on the basis of the deal, the media felt that the Ducks would be one of the favorites for the Cup. In the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the Ducks chose Mark Mitera with their first-round pick, 19th overall.

Not only did the Ducks change their name and logos, but their home arena of 13 years saw some changes as well. On October 3, 2006, the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim was officially renamed Honda Center. The partnership was reportedly for 15 years with an option to extend the naming agreement 10 years.[1] Other changes to the arena included new displays in the rafters behind the goals and four large "Honda Center" signs on each corner of the building. During the pre-season, however, the arena was officially still the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim.

Regular season[edit]

The team came out of the gate to set an NHL record by earning at least one point in each of their first 16 games, a streak which ended exactly five weeks after their first game. They went 12–0–4 (28 points) before they lost their first regulation game of the year, a 3–0 shutout to the Calgary Flames, on November 10, 2006. The streak was broken seven years later by the 2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks, who went 24 games with a point. Behind goaltending by Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Ilya Bryzgalov, an offense headed by Teemu Selanne and a defense anchored by Scott Niedermayer and off-season acquisition Chris Pronger, the Ducks had worked their way to one of the NHL's best records.

On January 9, the NHL announced that Scott Niedermayer had been voted by the fans to start at defense in the 2007 All-Star Game in Dallas, Texas. He later declined to appear, deciding to rest a stress fracture in his foot. Ed Jovanovski of the Phoenix Coyotes was added to replace him. The Ducks' Andy McDonald was later added to replace Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.

Playoffs[edit]

The Anaheim Ducks ended the 2006–07 regular season as the Western Conference's second seed, though they finished tied in points with the West-leading Nashville Predators, with 110 points. The Predators, however, had three more wins, but the Ducks nonetheless earned the second seed as winners of the Pacific Division.

The Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild in the first round, four games to one. In the second round, the Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks by the same four games to one result. In the Conference Final, the Ducks defeated the Detroit Red Wings four games to two to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in franchise history. In the Final, the Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators four games to one to claim the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

2006 Preseason Game Log
Legend
Ducks Win Ducks Loss OT Loss

Regular season[edit]

2006–07 Regular Season Game Log: 48–20–14 (Home: 26–6–9; Road: 22–14–5)
Legend
Ducks Win (2 pts.) Ducks Loss (0 pts.) OT Loss (1 pt.) All-Star Game Clinched Playoffs Clinched Division
"Points" Legend
1st (Pacific Division) Not in Playoff Position In Playoff Position

Playoffs[edit]

2007 Postseason Game Log: 16–5 (Home: 10–2; Road: 6–3)
Legend
Ducks Win Ducks Loss

Standings[edit]

Divisional Standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Anaheim Ducks 82 48 20 14 258 208 110
2 5 San Jose Sharks 82 51 26 5 258 199 107
3 6 Dallas Stars 82 50 25 7 226 197 107
4 14 Los Angeles Kings 82 27 41 14 227 283 68
5 15 Phoenix Coyotes 82 31 46 5 216 284 67

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime/shootout loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; PIM = Penalties in minutes; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne RW 82 48 46 94 82 26 25 0 10
McDonald, AndyAndy McDonald C 82 27 51 78 46 16 8 0 3
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 79 15 54 69 86 6 9 0 3
Kunitz, ChrisChris Kunitz LW 81 25 35 60 81 23 11 0 5
Pronger, ChrisChris Pronger D 66 13 46 59 69 27 8 0 2
Getzlaf, RyanRyan Getzlaf C 82 25 33 58 66 17 11 1 6
Penner, DustinDustin Penner LW 82 29 16 45 58 -2 9 0 5
Perry, CoreyCorey Perry RW 82 17 27 44 55 12 4 0 3
Beauchemin, FrançoisFrançois Beauchemin D 71 7 21 28 49 7 2 0 0
Pahlsson, SamuelSamuel Pahlsson C 82 8 18 26 42 -4 0 0 1
Marchant, ToddTodd Marchant C 56 8 15 23 44 7 0 3 2
Moen, TravisTravis Moen LW 82 11 10 21 101 -4 0 0 0
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 79 2 15 17 92 9 0 0 1
Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer C 82 5 11 16 77 -8 0 0 0
O'Brien, ShaneShane O'Brien D 62 2 12 14 140 5 1 0 2
Shannon, RyanRyan Shannon C 53 2 9 11 10 -2 0 0 0
Jackman, RicRic Jackman D 24 1 10 11 10 3 1 0 0
Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton RW 48 2 7 9 88 3 0 0 0
DiPenta, JoeJoe DiPenta D 76 2 6 8 48 1 0 0 1
Fedoruk, ToddTodd Fedoruk LW 10 0 3 3 36 2 0 0 0
Huskins, KentKent Huskins D 33 0 3 3 14 -3 0 0 0
Green, TravisTravis Green C 7 1 1 2 6 3 0 0 0
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere G 56 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Brent, TimTim Brent C 15 1 0 1 6 -5 0 0 0
Glencross, CurtisCurtis Glencross C 2 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Melin, BjornBjorn Melin RW 3 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Parros, GeorgeGeorge Parros RW 32 1 0 1 102 -2 0 0 0
May, BradBrad May LW 14 0 1 1 13 -1 0 0 0
Wall, MichaelMichael Wall G 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov G 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chistov, StanislavStanislav Chistov LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hartigan, MarkMark Hartigan C 6 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Moran, IanIan Moran D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Rome, AaronAaron Rome D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 3245 56 36 10 8 122 2.26 4 1490 1368 .918
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 1509 27 10 8 6 62 2.47 1 668 606 .907
Wall, MichaelMichael Wall 202 4 2 2 0 10 2.97 0 81 71 .877
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron 28 1 0 0 0 1 2.14 0 6 5 .833
Team: 4984 82 48 20 14 195 2.35 5 2245 2050 .913
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Getzlaf, RyanRyan Getzlaf C 21 7 10 17 32 1 3 1 3
Perry, CoreyCorey Perry RW 21 6 9 15 37 5 1 0 1
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne RW 21 5 10 15 10 1 0 0 2
Pronger, ChrisChris Pronger D 19 3 12 15 26 10 1 0 0
McDonald, AndyAndy McDonald C 21 10 4 14 10 6 5 0 0
Moen, TravisTravis Moen LW 21 7 5 12 22 5 0 0 3
Pahlsson, SamuelSamuel Pahlsson C 21 3 9 12 20 10 0 0 2
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 21 3 8 11 26 2 1 0 2
Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer C 21 5 5 10 39 9 0 1 1
Beauchemin, FrançoisFrançois Beauchemin D 20 4 4 8 16 2 4 0 0
Penner, DustinDustin Penner LW 21 3 5 8 2 4 0 0 2
Kunitz, ChrisChris Kunitz LW 13 1 5 6 19 1 0 0 0
Marchant, ToddTodd Marchant C 11 0 3 3 12 -1 0 0 0
Jackman, RicRic Jackman D 7 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 21 0 2 2 10 8 0 0 0
Huskins, KentKent Huskins D 21 0 1 1 11 4 0 0 0
May, BradBrad May LW 18 0 1 1 28 -1 0 0 0
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carter, RyanRyan Carter C 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
DiPenta, JoeJoe DiPenta D 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere G 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hartigan, MarkMark Hartigan C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miller, DrewDrew Miller LW 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Motzko, JoeJoe Motzko RW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Parros, GeorgeGeorge Parros RW 5 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Rome, AaronAaron Rome D 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Shannon, RyanRyan Shannon C 11 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton RW 15 0 0 0 19 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 1067 18 13 4 35 1.97 1 451 416 .922
Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 267 5 3 1 10 2.25 0 128 118 .922
Team: 1334 21 16 5 45 2.02 1 579 534 .922

[2]

Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = 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
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;

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

On November 9, 2006, the Anaheim Ducks set an NHL open era record by remaining undefeated in regulation for the first 16 games of the season, with 12 wins and four overtime losses. The previous mark was set by the 1984–85 Edmonton Oilers, who had 12 wins and three ties.

Milestones[edit]

  • Teemu Selänne scored his 500th goal on November 23, becoming only the second Finnish player to reach the mark.
Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Teemu Selänne 500th goal November 23, 2006

55th National Hockey League All-Star Game[edit]

Forwards

# Player Conference G A PTS
20 Andy McDonald Western Conference 0 0 0
8 Teemu Selanne Western Conference 1 0 1

Defensemen

# Player Conference G A PTS
27 Scott Niedermayer Western Conference Did not play

Coaches

Player Position Conference
Randy Carlyle Head Coach Western Conference

Transactions[edit]

The Ducks were involved in the following transactions during the 2006–07 season:[3]

Trades[edit]

July 3, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
Chris Pronger
To Edmonton Oilers
Joffrey Lupul
Ladislav Šmíd
August 17, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
Karl Stewart
To Atlanta Thrashers
Vitaly Vishnevski
November 13, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
third round draft pick in 2008
To Boston Bruins
Stanislav Chistov
November 13, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
fourth round draft pick in 2007
To Philadelphia Flyers
Todd Fedoruk
November 13, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
George Parros
third round draft pick in 2007
To Colorado Avalanche
second round pick in 2007
fourth round draft pick in 2007
December 28, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
Sébastien Caron
Matt Keith
Chris Durno
To Chicago Blackhawks
Bruno St. Jacques
P. A. Parenteau
January 3, 2007 To Anaheim Ducks
Ric Jackman
To Florida Panthers
conditional pick
January 24, 2007 To Anaheim Ducks
Colby Genoway
To Vancouver Canucks
Joe Rullier
January 26, 2007 To Anaheim Ducks
Joe Motzko
Mark Hartigan
fourth round draft pick in 2007
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Zenon Konopka
Curtis Glencross
seventh round draft pick in 2007 or 2008
January 26, 2007 To Anaheim Ducks
Shane Endicott
To Nashville Predators
Chris Durno
February 23, 2007 To Anaheim Ducks
future considerations
To Dallas Stars
Shane Endicott
February 24, 2007 To Anaheim Ducks
Shane O'Brien
third round draft pick in 2007
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Gerald Coleman
first round draft pick in 2007
February 27, 2007 To Anaheim Ducks
Brad May
To Colorado Avalanche
Michael Wall
February 27, 2007 To Anaheim Ducks
Doug O'Brien
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Joe Rullier

Free agents acquired[edit]

Player Former team
G Michael Leighton Buffalo Sabres
W Shawn Thornton Chicago Blackhawks
C Travis Green Boston Bruins
D Ian Moran Boston Bruins
C Andrew Ebbett Ottawa Senators
G Jonas Hiller none

Free agents lost[edit]

Player New team
D Ruslan Salei Florida Panthers
W Jeff Friesen Calgary Flames

Claimed off waivers[edit]

Player Team
C Karl Stewart Pittsburgh Penguins
G Michael Leighton Nashville Predators
C Travis Green Toronto Maple Leafs

Lost on waivers[edit]

Player New team
G Michael Leighton Nashville Predators

Player signings[edit]

Player Date Contract terms
Zenon Konopka October 7, 2006 released
Samuel Pahlsson October 8, 2006 2-year contract
Brendan Mikkelson November 30, 2006 3-year contract
Jean-Philippe Levasseur December 19, 2006 3-year contract
Ian Moran January 25, 2007 released
Mike Hoffman February 23, 2007 2-year contract/free agent
Chris Kunitz March 8, 2007 2-year contract extension
Bobby Bolt March 16, 2007 3-year contract
Ryan Dingle March 28, 2007 2-year contract/free agent
Andrew Ebbett May 16, 2007 1-year contract

Draft picks[edit]

Anaheim's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[4]

Round # Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team (league)
1 19 Mark Mitera (D)  Canada Anaheim Ducks University of Michigan (CCHA)
2 38 Bryce Swan (RW)  Canada Anaheim Ducks (from New York Islanders via Vancouver) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
3 83 John de Gray (D)  Canada Anaheim Ducks (from San Jose via New York Rangers) Brampton Battalion (OHL)
4 112 Matt Beleskey (LW)  Canada Anaheim Ducks Belleville Bulls (OHL)
6 172 Petteri Wirtanen (C)  Finland Anaheim Ducks HPK (Finland)

Farm teams[edit]

Portland Pirates[edit]

The Portland Pirates were Anaheim's affiliate in the AHL for the 2006–07 season.

Augusta Lynx[edit]

The Augusta Lynx were Anaheim's ECHL affiliate for the 2006–07 season.

Roster[edit]

2006-07 Anaheim Ducks
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

[5]

Broadcasters[edit]

Local TV

Channel Play-by-play Color commentator Rinkside reporter Studio host Studio analyst
KDOC-TV 56 John Ahlers Brian Hayward

Local Cable TV

Cable TV Play-by-play Color commentator Rinkside reporter Studio host Studio analyst
Fox Sports Prime Ticket John Ahlers Brian Hayward

Local Radio

Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentator Studio host
KLAA–AM 830 Steve Carroll Dan Wood

See also[edit]

References[edit]