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Notes and Numbers for 2008-09

Tuesday, 10.07.2008 / 7:59 PM / Features
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Notes and Numbers for 2008-09


SETTING NEW STANDARDS: The Anaheim Ducks open their 16th NHL season on Thursday, Oct. 9 against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion…over the last three NHL campaigns, the Ducks and Detroit Red Wings have been the most successful franchises in the NHL…both Anaheim and Detroit lead the NHL in playoff rounds won (6) and post season rounds played (8), with each team also winning a Stanley Cup.  The Ducks have qualified for the playoffs all three seasons, recording at least 98 points in each campaign – including over 100 points in each of the last two…the only other teams to record 100+ points the last two seasons are Detroit, San Jose and Pittsburgh, while only Detroit and San Jose join the Ducks with 98+ points each of the last three years.

FOR OPENERS: The Ducks have won two of their last three season openers despite an overall record of 4-10 in such games…in home openers, the club has won two straight games and is 6-7-1 overall in such contests…the Ducks open the home schedule at Honda Center this Sunday vs. Phoenix at 5:05 p.m.

ADDITIONS/SUBTRACTIONS: Anaheim’s 2008-09 roster consists of 18 returnees from last year’s club

Of the five newcomers, three are defensemen: Ken Klee (trade), Steve Montador (free agent) and Nathan McIver (waivers) join holdovers Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger, Francois Beauchemin and Kent Huskins on the Anaheim blueline this season ... the two additions at forward are center Brendan Morrison (free agent), who spent the previous eight seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, and left wing Brad Larsen (trade).

ARRIVALS

 

 

 

PLAYER

POSITION

TRANSACTION/DATE

LAST CLUB

Ken Klee

Defenseman

Acquired via trade, Sept. 28, 2008

Atlanta

Brad Larsen

Left Wing

Acquired via trade, Sept. 28, 2008

Atlanta

Nathan McIver

Defenseman

Claimed on waivers, Oct. 4, 2008

Vancouver

Steve Montador

Defenseman

Signed as a free agent, July 11, 2008

Florida

Brendan Morrison

Center

Signed as a free agent, July 8, 2008

Vancouver

 

 

 

 

DEPARTURES

 

 

 

PLAYER

POSITION

TRANSACTION/DATE

NEW CLUB

Marc-Andre Bergeron

Defenseman

Traded June 10, 2008

Minnesota

Todd Bertuzzi

Right Wing

Placed on waivers, June 27, 2008

Calgary

Joe DiPenta

Defenseman

Became free agent, July 1, 2008

Frolunda (Sweden)

Sean O’Donnell

Defenseman

Traded, Sept. 30, 2008

Los Angeles

Mathieu Schneider

Defenseman

Traded, Sept. 28, 2008

Atlanta

Doug Weight

Center

Became free agent, July 1, 2008

NY Islanders

PRESEASON RECAP: The Ducks finished the 2008 preseason with a record of 6-1-1, their best exhibition mark in franchise history…with a winning percentage of .812, the Ducks bested the previous franchise record of 4-2-1 established in the 2003 preseason (.643 winning percentage)…Anaheim led the Pacific Division in points (13), goals scored (28) and fewest goals allowed (22)…Corey Perry finished tied for the league lead in goals (6) and power play goals (3) while ranking second in scoring (6-5=11) and shots (32)…linemate Ryan Getzlaf ranked tied for third in assists (7) and tied for sixth in scoring (1-7=8)

PACKED HOUSE: The Ducks enter the 2008-09 campaign with 77 consecutive sellouts, including 65 regular season and 12 playoff games…the club sold out all 40 home games at Honda Center in 2007-08…it was just the second time a local NHL team (Southern California market) has sold out a full (non-lockout) regular season…the 1991-92 Los Angeles Kings were the only other such team to do so at the 16,005-seat Forum…the Ducks broke the team record for consecutive regular season sellouts on Feb. 22, 2008 against the St. Louis Blues, when they surpassed the previous record of 51 straight regular season sellouts set from Dec. 22, 1993-Oct. 20, 1995...the Ducks have increased their average attendance five consecutive years…during the 2001-02 season, the club averaged 12,002 fans per game, steadily rising to 13,988 (2002-03), 14,988 (2003-04), 15,131 (2005-06), 16,377 (2006-07) and 17,195 (2007-08)…since owners Henry and Susan Samueli purchased the club in the summer of 2005, average attendance has climbed by 2,205 fans per game, from 14,988 in 2003-04 (final season before sale) to 17,195 in 2007-08 (14.7% increase).
                                                                   
WINNING AT HONDA CENTER: The Ducks finished 28-9-4 at Honda Center last year, establishing a new franchise record for home wins in the regular season...the Ducks are 73-20-16 in their last 109 regular season games at Honda Center dating back to Nov. 25, 2006...the Ducks have a .690 winning percentage (116-42-37, 269 pts.) over the last 195 home games, earning at least one point in 153 of those 195 contests (19-6-8 in the last 33 home games of 2002-03 season and 19-11-11 in 2003-04)...Anaheim ranked second in the NHL in points earned at home and win percentage in 2007-08...below is a list of the top five home point totals in the league last season:

TOP HOME POINT TOTALS IN THE NHL

 

TEAM

RECORD

WIN %

POINTS

 

Detroit

29-9-3

0.744

61

 

Anaheim

28-9-4

0.731

60

 

Pittsburgh

26-10-5

0.695

57

 

Colorado

27-12-2

0.683

56

 

Minnesota

25-11-5

0.671

55

 

LAST SEASON: The Ducks completed the 2007-08 regular season with a mark of 47-27-8 for 102 points, finishing second in the Pacific Division and fourth in the Western Conference…Anaheim eclipsed the 100-point mark for the second consecutive year while setting new season club records for the fewest goals allowed (184) and most home wins (28)…the Ducks clinched a playoff berth for the third consecutive year and sixth time in franchise history on Mar. 26 vs. Los Angeles in a 2-1 shootout triumph.

THEY’RE BACK…AGAIN: After contemplating retirement, both Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne elected to return to the club for the 2008-09 season…both players joined the Ducks mid-way through the 2007-08 campaign… the Ducks owned the best winning percentage in the NHL after Selanne's return on Feb. 5 (.788) and the best winning percentage following Niedermayer's return on Dec. 16 (.708)...below is a closer look:

NHL STANDINGS BEGINNING FEB. 5         

RK

TEAM

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

WIN %

1.

Anaheim

26

20

5

1

41

.788

2.

San Jose

30

20

7

3

43

.717

3.

Washington

29

19

7

3

41

.696

4.

Montreal

29

19

9

1

39

.672

5.

Pittsburgh

29

18

8

3

39

.672


NHL STANDINGS BEGINNING DEC. 16

RK

TEAM

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

WIN %

1.

Anaheim

48

32

12

4

68

.708

2.

Pittsburgh

51

32

13

6

70

.686

3.

San Jose

52

32

14

6

70

.673

4.

Washington

49

30

13

6

64

.673

5.

Montreal

50

31

14

5

67

.670


MAJOR MILESTONES WITHIN REACH: Several Ducks players are within reach of major career milestones…a look at the list:

Klee
37 appearances to 900 NHL games (863)
Marchant
34 appearances to 1,000 NHL games (966)
May

57 appearances to 1,000 NHL games (943)
Morrison
26 appearances to 700 NHL games (674)
26 points to 500 career NHL points (474)
R. Niedermayer
68 appearances to 1,000 NHL games (932)
S. Niedermayer
15 assists to 500 NHL assists (485)
Pahlsson
8 appearances to 500 NHL games (492)
25 appearances to 500 games as a Duck (475)
Pronger
60 appearances to 1,000 NHL games (940)
42 points to 600 NHL points (558)
Selanne
18 appearances to 600 games as a Duck (582)
33 appearances to 1,100 NHL games (1,067)
34 appearances to T-1st on Ducks all-time games played list (Rucchin, 616)
48 goals to 600 NHL goals (552)
11 points to 700 points as a Duck (689)
42 points to 1,200 NHL points (1,158)
5 assists to T-1st on Ducks all-time assist list (Kariya, 369)

In addition, Selanne currently ranks 23rd on the NHL’s all-time goals list, 69th on the all-time assist list and 46th on the all-time point list.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 34 12 25 7 37
R. Kesler 35 11 15 -2 26
S. Vatanen 35 9 15 -1 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 35 15 3 11 18
C. Fowler 34 3 14 1 17
J. Silfverberg 35 4 12 3 16
H. Lindholm 34 4 11 12 15
P. Maroon 27 2 12 -5 14
D. Smith-Pelly 31 4 8 3 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 18 5 4 .913 2.41

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