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Ducks, Pronger to Raise Cancer Awareness

Friday, 01.11.2008 / 3:40 PM PT / News
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Ducks, Pronger to Raise Cancer Awareness

Captain Chris Pronger Will Wear a Hockey Fights Cancer Commemorative Patch on his Game Jersey Which Will be Autographed and Donated to an Online Auction

The Ducks announced today that in support of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, Ducks captain Chris Pronger will wear a commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer patch on his game jersey this Sunday, Jan. 13 when the club takes on the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center (5:05 p.m.).  As part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of Hockey Fights Cancer, the Ducks join the NHL in a weekend of raising funds and awareness for the cause during games throughout the league from Friday, Jan. 11 to Sunday, Jan. 13. 

“We’re pleased to once again be involved with the Hockey Fights Cancer campaign,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke.  “The NHL has contributed immensely to this cause over the last 10 years and we’ll continue to do so until a cure is found.”

Following Sunday’s contest, Pronger will autograph his game-worn jersey as the club will donate it to an online auction benefiting Hockey Fights Cancer.  Fans and supporters will have the opportunity to bid on a team captain’s game-worn jersey from each of the NHL’s 30 clubs.  The online auction can be accessed on both NHL.com and NHLPA.com beginning on Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. PST.  Bidding will conclude on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. PST.  Each autographed jersey will be accompanied with a Letter of Authenticity from the NHL and NHLPA. 

Earlier this season, the Ducks participated in another celebration of Hockey Fights Cancer’s 10th Anniversary as the club’s executive management, coaches and broadcasters wore commemorative pink ties for the Ducks’ contest versus the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 28, 2007.  In addition, in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all Ducks players wore Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets throughout the month.  Select player helmets were autographed and auctioned online with proceeds benefiting the Mike O’Donnell memorial fund at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.  O’Donnell, who served as Honda Center’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, passed away in August 2007 after a three-year battle with cancer.

ABOUT HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the NHL and NHLPA.  It is supported by Players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL’s Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America.  The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.  To date, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $9.5 million.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 25 45 15 70
C. Perry 67 33 22 13 55
R. Kesler 81 20 27 -5 47
J. Silfverberg 81 13 26 15 39
S. Vatanen 67 12 25 5 37
P. Maroon 71 9 25 -5 34
C. Fowler 80 7 27 4 34
H. Lindholm 78 7 27 25 34
M. Beleskey 65 22 10 13 32
R. Rakell 71 9 22 6 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 35 12 5 .914 2.38
J. Gibson 13 8 0 .914 2.60


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