Team Recap: 20th-seeded ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

The 20th-seeded '05-'06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

The 20th-seeded ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

  • Francois Beauchemin (D)
    • 8 GP   0 G   2 A   2 P   Even   14 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ilya Bryzgalov (G)
    • 1 GP   0 GS   0-0-0   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV%   0 SO   0 Stars
  • Keith Carney (D)
    • 7 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Joe DiPenta (D)
    • 8 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   +1   3 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Todd Fedoruk (LW)
    • 8 GP   0 G   4 A   4 P   Even   7 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ryan Getzlaf (C)
    • 8 GP   2 G   4 A   6 P   +2   18 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jean-Sebastien Giguere (G)
    • 8 GP   8 GS   4-4-0   3.38 GAA   .895 SV%   1 SO   5 Stars
  • Jonathan Hedstrom (RW)
    • 8 GP   3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   18 S   2* GWG   0 PIM   1 Stars
  • Maxim Kondratiev (D)
    • 8 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   1 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • Chris Kunitz (LW)
    • 8 GP   2 G   2 A   4 P   +2   19 S   1 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Joffrey Lupul (RW)
    • 8 GP   5 G   1 A   6 P   Even   37 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   2 Stars
  • Todd Marchant (C)
    • 8 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -1   16 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Andy McDonald (C)
    • 8 GP   4 G   3 A   7 P   +3*   51* S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Travis Moen (LW)
    • 8 GP   1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   1 Stars
  • Rob Niedermayer (C)
    • 8 GP   1 G   2 A   3 P   Even   10 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Scott Niedermayer (D)
    • 8 GP   2 G   11* A   13* P   +2   51* S   0 GWG   6* PIM   2 Stars
  • Sean O’Donnell (D)
    • 8 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   +1   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Samuel Pahlsson (C)
    • 8 GP   0 G   2 A   2 P   -1   25 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Corey Perry (RW)
    • 8 GP   1 G   0 A   1 P   -1   21 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ruslan Salei (D)
    • 8 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   +2   8 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • Teemu Selanne (RW)
    • 8 GP   7* G   6 A   13* P   +3*   45 S   1 GWG   4 PIM   9* Stars
  • Vitaly Vishnevski (D)
    • 8 GP   0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   5 S   0 GWG   6* PIM   0 Stars

* – Team Best

Team Stats:

  • Record: 4-4-0
  • Goals Scored: 28
  • Goals/Game: 3.50
  • Goals Allowed: 27
  • Goals Allowed/Game: 3.38
  • Shots: 354
  • Shots Allowed: 255
  • Shots/Game: 44.3
  • Shots Allowed/Game: 31.9
  • # of PP’s: 16
  • PPG’s: 3
  • PP%: 18.8%
  • TSH: 14
  • PPGA: 6
  • PK%: 57.1% – 4th-worst in tournament and worst for a team that won at least one series
  • Penalties in minutes: 40

In the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff, Anaheim’s representative made a nice run all the way to the Quarterfinal. This time, the ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, in their UNP debut, could not match that run.

First Round:

Swept 45th-seeded ’76-’77 Cleveland Barons, 4-0

Second Round:

Swept by 13th-seeded ’74-’75 Los Angeles Kings, 4-0

The ’05-’06 season was the final year of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The following season they underwent a slight name change to what they’re known by today, the Anaheim Ducks. It was a good final try for the Mighty Ducks as they finished with a record of 43-27-12 under head coach Randy Carlyle, which was put them 3rd in the Pacific Division. The Mighty Ducks were right in middle of the league in scoring at 3.10 goals per game while they were 8th defensively, allowing 2.79 goals per game. Hockey Reference gave the ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks the 11th-toughest schedule and their SRS had them as the seventh-best team in the league. Anaheim made the playoffs as the 6th-seed in the Western Conference and after falling down 3-2, won Game’s 6 and 7 to advance to the Conference Semifinal. They then swept the 7th-seeded Colorado Avalanche to advance to the Conference Final for just the second time in their history. However, they came up against a team fated by destiny in the 8th-seeded Edmonton Oilers and fell in five games.

Teemu Selanne, legend, led the Mighty Ducks in both goals and points with 40 and 90, respectively. Andy McDonald was second behind Teemu in both with 34 goals and 85 points while he led Anaheim in assists with 51. Teemu was also tied for second in helpers with captain/defenseman Scott Niedermayer at an even 50. Noted tough guy Todd Fedoruk led the Mighty Ducks in penalties in minutes with 174. Second behind him was longtime Duck Ruslan Salei with 114. who was one of the tragic losses in the 2011 Lokomotiv plane crash. Anaheim had some good goaltending from both their netminders and both saw playing time in the playoffs. Jean-Sebastien Giguere was the main starter with 60 appearances as he posted a 30-15-11 record to go along with a 2.66 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. Backup Ilya Bryzgalov saw time in 31 games during the regular season and posted a 13-12-1 record with a 2.51 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. “Jiggy” posted the highest Point Share for the Mighty Ducks at an even 12.0 while Teemu was a close second at 11.4. Despite falling short in the playoffs, the Mighty Ducks did have some silverware as Selanne was awarded the Bill Masterson Trophy for his performance during the season, which was quite remarkable after how his career was looking right before the lockout.

Up next are the 19th-seeded ’10-’11 Carolina Hurricanes!

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