Many things happen during the season and last season members of the Ducks and even players brought up from the San Diego Gulls the AHL team associated with the Anaheim Ducks franchise.
Ondrej Kase is the youngest Anaheim Duck (21 years and 350 days old) to score a penalty shot goal. On 10/24/17 in the game against the Flyers where Kase just scores on Brian Elliott, giving him no chance to save that one.
Jakob Silverberg’s goals scoring 2 goals just 35 seconds apart in the game vs Canucks on 11-9-17. The two goals in 35 seconds were the second fastest by a single player in Ducks history. The club record for the fastest two goals by one player is 13 seconds by J.F. Jomphe in the second period of a 5-4 win on Dec. 13, 1996 vs Washington.
Adam Henrique’s third-period goal on 12-8-17 extended his point streak to five games (3-3=6), marking the second-longest scoring streak to start a Ducks career in franchise history. Only Teemu Selanne had a longer point streak to start a Ducks career at 15 games in 1995-96.
Andy Welinski’s NHL debut that night meant all seven players selected by Anaheim in the 2011 NHL Draft have played at least one NHL game – and all of them debuted for the Ducks. It’s only the fourth time in NHL history – since the first NHL Draft was held in 1963 – that a team has selected at least seven players in a single draft and seen each appear in the NHL. The seven Ducks selected in at that 2011 draft were Rickard Rakell, John Gibson, William Karlsson, Joseph Cramarossa, Welinski, Max Friberg and Josh Manson, all of whom played at least a few games with the Ducks and three of which have become accomplished veterans in Anaheim.
On 12-21-17, Hampus Lindholm recorded his first career hat trick and became just the second defenseman in franchise history to earn a hat trick (and the first to do so on the road) to lift the Ducks to a 5-4 OT victory over the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Thursday. Lubomir Visnovsky was the first to record three goals in a game by an Anaheim defenseman on March 4, 2011 vs. Dallas, and both players happened to complete their hat tricks on overtime winners.
On 12-23-17, John Gibson’s shutout win marks Anaheim’s second shutout vs. Pittsburgh and first in over 15 years (Dec. 15, 2002 in Anaheim, 5-0 W, J.S. Giguere in goal), and represented the first shutout for either team in the season series in Pittsburgh.
On 12-29-17, Cam Fowler became the third defenseman in franchise history to record 50 goals in an Anaheim uniform, behind only Scott Niedermayer (60) and teammate Francois Beauchemin (55)
On 2-6-18, With an assist on Rickard Rakell’s goal Ryan Getzlaf 300 career power-play points (77 goals/ 223 assists), becoming the second Duck to reach that milestone (Selane is the first with 410 points.)
On 3-18-18, Brandon Montour scored on the power play 7:55 in the third period. Montour’s goal was his third in the past three games (3-0=3). Montour scored his fifth game-winning goal this season, which ranks tied for first among NHL defensemen. With the goal, Montour also tied the single-season franchise record for game-winning goals by a defenseman, set by and Oleg Tverdovsky (1999-00) and Niclas Havelid (2002-03).
On 4/1/18, Francois Beauchemin appeared in his 900th NHL game and became the 13th active defenseman to log 900 or more NHL games. Beauchemin logged his 589th career game with the Anaheim Ducks, which is second-most among Duck defensemen (Ruslan Salei, 594). In his three stints with the club, Beauchemin earned 56-138=194 points.
On 4/4/18, With a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild at Honda Center, the Ducks clinched their sixth consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, equaling the second-longest streak in the NHL. Only Pittsburgh has a longer streak with 12 (Minnesota also has six consecutive).
Blog post coming up next… NHL Draft Recap and Ducks Draft Day Memories
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