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POSTED ON Monday, 10.14.2013 / 1:47 PM PT
Throwback Night at Honda Center was a tremendous success, as we honored the original Mighty Ducks and brought back the eggplant and jade for one night.

In the days leading up to the game, we asked a few of the players to harken back to the '90s and recall their favorite things to watch and listen to. One quote from Emerson Etem that stuck out: "I'm from Long Beach, so Snoop Dogg is a big influence on me." (Hopefully not TOO big of an influence.)

Here is the video:
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POSTED ON Tuesday, 10.1.2013 / 2:23 PM PT
Bonino and Beleskey celebrate their engagements (not really).
For a piece in Ducks Digest (coming out at the home opener), we're been asking the traditional question to a number of players: What did you do over the summer?

We've learned that two Ducks -- Viktor Fasth and Jonas Hiller -- got married, while two others -- Nick Bonino and Matt Beleskey -- got engaged. Both Bonino and Beleskey ("Bones" and "Bels," if you will) have unique proposal stories. Here they are in a nutshell:

Bonino
"It’s a funny story, and I’ll try to keep it short. I did it in St. Albert, Edmonton, where my Lauren is from. I did it in front of her family, and I wanted to do it in a suit. I felt that was very gentleman-like. It was 85 degrees at 11 at night, and we were watching the fireworks, since it was Canada Day, July 1st. I wore a tracksuit over my real suit, and I went out to get her and I was just sweating like crazy. It was so hot.

"I ended up telling her, 'Let’s take a walk' and she thought I was sick or something because I was sweating so much. I told her to close her eyes, and I had the suit on and the ring. So, that’s the soft side of Nick Bonino. We’re getting married next year on July 5 in Boston.

Beleskey
"I actually put [the engagement ring] on my dog Karl’s collar. He was the delivery boy for me, and it worked out pretty well. She seemed pretty shocked, that’s for sure. Once I made up my mind, it really wasn’t a nervous thing. I was just hoping she said yes. She’s planning. Next summer, hopefully, we’ll tie the knot. We have our venue planned and everything. It’s going to be a good summer again, but first, we have a big season to have."

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 09.24.2013 / 2:51 PM PT

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Francois Beauchemin

Family
Wife Marie Claude Joyal, Samuel (7), Emily (4) and Cedric (1)

Your favorite NHL player(s) growing up
Ray Bourque

Favorite hockey moment of your career
Winning the 2007 Stanley Cup

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
Eat chicken and pasta then nap and grab a coffee on my way to the rink

Your favorite TV shows
Grey’s Anatomy

Your celebrity crush
Kate Beckinsale

Your favorite movies

Remember the Titans, Shawshank Redemption, The Hangover

Your favorite bands
AC/DC

Your favorite food
Steak

Where did you spend most of your summer?
Sorel, Montreal

What else did you do this summer?
Went fishing in Alaska

Any music you've gotten into to or concerts you attended this summer?
Blake Shelton (great concert)



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POSTED ON Monday, 09.23.2013 / 12:27 PM PT

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Emerson Etem

Family
I love my mom Patricia, dad Richard, brother Martin and sister Elise.

Your favorite NHL player growing up
Pavel Bure

Favorite hockey moment of your career
Too many to name but getting drafted to the Ducks and my first NHL game are top two.

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
All my equipment is put on from left to right. A little Hazelnut coffee is a must.

Your favorite TV show
Workaholics

Your favorite movies
American History X, Alpha Dog, The Break Up, The Wedding Singer

Your favorite bands
Sublime, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Iration

A band or artist on your iPod you're ashamed of
If I have a country band I'd be pretty surprised.

Your celebrity crush
Charlize Theron

Your favorite food
Mexican

Strangest thing you've been asked to autograph
Kids forehead?

The best perk of being a pro athlete
Seeing smiles on the kids’ faces and giving back to the community.

Where did you spend most of your summer?
I didn't have to go too far, so Long Beach and Venice Beach is where I spent most of my summer.

What else did you do this summer?
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Also, played a lot of guitar, did a lot of art and of course surfed.

Any movies you saw this summer you liked?
42 was pretty money.

Any music you've gotten into to or concerts you attended this summer?
Wiz/ASAP concert, Jay Z/Justin and Damian and the Marley bros so can’t complain.


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POSTED ON Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 12:03 PM PT

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Ben Lovejoy

Wife’s name
Avery

Favorite NHL player growing up
Ray Bourque

Favorite hockey moment of your career
Playing in my first NHL game.

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
Lots

Your favorite TV shows
The League, West Wing, Newsroom, The Office, Parks and Recreation

Your favorite movie
Count of Monte Cristo

Your favorite kind of music
'90s rap.

A band or artist on your iPod you're ashamed of
I have a couple of One Direction songs

Your celebrity crush
Jessica Biel

Your favorite food
Chocolate

Strangest thing you've been asked to autograph
A little kid's forehead. I declined.

The best perk of being a pro athlete
Telling people I play hockey for a living.

Where did you spend most of your summer?
Enfield, New Hampshire

What else did you do this summer?
Relaxed, worked out, waterskied.




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POSTED ON Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 12:37 PM PT

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Bryan Allen

Wife’s name
Lexie
 
Children’s names
Layla (5) and Brenner (2)

Your favorite NHL player(s) growing up
Wendel Clark, Nick Lidstrom

Favorite hockey moment of your career
World Juniors in 1999

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
I just try to follow a routine.

Your favorite TV shows
Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy

Your favorite movie
Anchorman

Your favorite bands
Mumford and Sons, Macklemore

A band or artist on your iPod you're ashamed of
Britney Spears

Your celebrity crush
Heidi Klum

Your favorite food
Sushi

The best perk of being a pro athlete
Get to play a sport/game I love for a living

Where did you spend most of your summer?
Spent time in Kingston, ON, South Florida and here in Newport Beach

What else did you do this summer?
Spent lots of time with my kids, a couple family vacations. San Diego (zoo, Legoland), Catalina Island. Trip with my wife to Cabo and the end of last season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 09.16.2013 / 1:42 PM PT

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Luca Sbisa

Your favorite NHL player(s) growing up
Mats Sundin

Favorite hockey moment of your career
First NHL game

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
Pigeon stretch (haha)

Your favorite TV shows
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, HGTV

Your favorite movies
This is the End, Lawless

Your favorite bands
The Temper Trap, Alt-J

Your favorite food
Schnitzel with potato salad

Strangest thing you've been asked to autograph
A baby

The best perk of being a pro athlete
To do what you love

Where did you spend most of your summer?
Split it mostly between Newport Beach and Switzerland

What else did you do this summer?
Lots of traveling – Switzerland, Mexico, Italy, Vancouver

Any movies you saw this summer you liked?
This is the End (my new favorite)

Any music you've gotten into to or concerts you attended this summer?
Capital Cities, Alt-J



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POSTED ON Friday, 09.13.2013 / 2:53 PM PT

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Matt Beleskey

New fiancee’s name
Victoria Hall

Your favorite NHL player growing up
Wendel Clark

Favorite hockey moment of your career
My first NHL goal vs. Detroit

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
Always dress from left to right.

Your favorite TV shows
Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad

Your favorite movies
Slap Shot, Billy Madison, Dumb and Dumber, Old School, Step Brothers
(You get the trend haha)

Your favorite bands
BB King, Jimmy Hendrix, Tragically Hip, Pearl Jam

A band or artist on your iPod you're ashamed of
Justin Bieber  (one mistake of a song)

Your favorite food
Italian, Mom’s chicken parm

Strangest thing you've been asked to autograph
A man’s lower back

The best perk of being a pro athlete
Hearing 20,000 people cheering you on ... and concert hookups (haha)

Where did you spend most of your summer?
In northern Ontario. Minesing is where we live.

What else did you do this summer?
Had a great trip to Jamaica, watched Karl (my dog) entertain the family for many weekends, visited with good friends and family, got engaged!

Any movies you saw this summer you liked?
Did not go to one movie all summer. Too busy!!

Any music you've gotten into to or concerts you attended this summer?
Unfortunately, we didn't go to any concerts this summer which is pretty sad :(




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POSTED ON Thursday, 09.12.2013 / 10:53 AM PT

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Andrew Cogliano

Nickname
"Cogs"

Your favorite NHL player(s) growing up
Joe Sakic, Paul Kariya and Sergei Federov

Favorite hockey moment of your career
Winning two World Junior Championships with Team Canada and playing in my first playoffs last season with the Ducks

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
Nothing too crazy. I just have the same warm-up routine every game

Your favorite TV shows
Sons of Anarchy, Homeland and Suits

Your favorite movies
Gangs of New York, Chasing Mavericks, Old School, Training Day

Your favorite bands
The Lumineers, City and Colour, Needtobreathe, CCR, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac

A band or artist on your iPod you're ashamed of
Miley Cyrus

Your celebrity crush
Kate Beckinsale

Your favorite food
Organic ribeye steak

Strangest thing you've been asked to autograph
A baby

The best perk of being a pro athlete
Getting the opportunity to travel and see great cities

Where did you spend most of your summer?
Spent most of my summer in Vancouver, BC training and also my hometown of Woodbridge, Ontario.

What else did you do this summer?
It was a pretty low-key summer, but I was in Tofino, BC a few times surfing with my girlfriend and friends. Very cool little surfing town off the coast of British Columbia and one of my favourite places to travel to.

Any movies you saw this summer you liked?
Haven't made it to the movie theatre this summer unfortunately, but I'm sure I’ll get a few movies in on the road this year

Any music you've gotten into to or concerts you attended this summer?
I like a lot of classic bands. Really got into Fleetwood Mac the last few years and they have become one of my favourite bands. I also like listening to Bob Marley a lot. It’s very relaxing music, especially in the summer


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 09.11.2013 / 10:08 AM PT

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Nick Bonino

Nickname: "Bones"

Your favorite NHL player(s) growing up
Steve Yzerman

Favorite hockey moment of your career
National Championship at BU and scoring the playoff OT goal

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
Not really,  just stay relaxed and drink an energy drink right before game time

Your favorite TV shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community, Homeland, Newsroom

Your favorite movies
Caddyshack, Equilibrium, Happy Gilmore

Your favorite bands
Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan

A band or artist on your iPod you're ashamed of
Miley Cyrus (The Climb/Party in the USA)

Your celebrity crush
Emma Stone

Your favorite food
Sushi

Strangest thing you've been asked to autograph
Someone's shoulder

The best perk of being a pro athlete
Get paid to do the thing I love

Where did you spend most of your summer?
In Connecticut and some time in St. Albert

What else did you do this summer?
Got engaged, went to Jamaica, went to a couple weddings

Any movies you saw this summer you liked?
Man of Steel, Ironman 3

Any music you've gotten into to or concerts you attended this summer?
Stick to mostly country or techno, also listen to the top 40 sometimes. Whatever's on the radio, don't have much music on my phone.




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4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
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