2006-07 Anaheim Ducks Season
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2006%E2%80%9307 Anaheim Ducks Season
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks
Stanley Cup champions
Western Conference champions
Pacific Division champions
Division1st Pacific
Conference2nd Western
2006-07 record48-20-14
Home record26-6-9
Road record22-14-5
Goals for258
Goals against208
Team information
General ManagerBrian Burke
CoachRandy Carlyle
CaptainScott Niedermayer
Alternate captainsRob Niedermayer
Chris Pronger
ArenaHonda Center
Average attendance16,339 (95.1%)
Total: 699,903
Team leaders
GoalsTeemu Selanne (48)
AssistsScott Niedermayer (54)
PointsTeemu Selanne (94)
Penalty minutesGeorge Parros (102)
Plus/minusChris Pronger (+27)
WinsJean-Sebastien Giguere (36)
Goals against averageJean-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 (NHL) 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. It was the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, as well as the first time a team in the state of California won the Stanley Cup.


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

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.


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


Ducks Win Ducks Loss OT Loss

Regular season

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


Ducks Win Ducks Loss


Divisional Standings

Pacific Division
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


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


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.


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

2007 National Hockey League All-Star Game


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


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


Player Position Conference
Randy Carlyle Head Coach Western Conference


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


July 3, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
Chris Pronger
To Edmonton Oilers
Joffrey Lupul
Ladislav Smid
August 17, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
Karl Stewart
To Atlanta Thrashers
Vitaly Vishnevski
November 13, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
3rd-round pick in 2008
To Boston Bruins
Stanislav Chistov
November 13, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
4th-round 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
2nd-round pick in 2007
4th-round pick in 2007
December 28, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
Sebastien 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
4th-round pick in 2007
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Zenon Konopka
Curtis Glencross
7th-round 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
3rd-round pick in 2007
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Gerald Coleman
1st-round 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

Free agents lost

Claimed off waivers

Lost on waivers

Player signings

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

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

Portland Pirates

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

Augusta Lynx

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




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


  1. ^ "Arrowhead Pond Renamed, Now Called Honda Center". Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "2006-07 Anaheim Ducks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Hockey Transactions Search Results". ProSportsTransactions. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ 2006 NHL Entry Draft results[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/ANA/2007.html

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