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2013 Anaheim Ducks Preview
Posted By Sports Talk Florida On January 13, 2013 @ 10:09 PM In NHL | No Comments
DUCKS OPEN TRAINING CAMP: The Anaheim Ducks will open Training Camp in advance of the 2012-13 NHL campaign today at 11:15 a.m. at Honda Center…practices will shift to THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE beginning on Monday, with on-ice training scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. (tentative) every day through Wednesday (check AnaheimDucks.com for updates)…a total of 29 players are slated to report to Training Camp on Sunday, including 17 forwards, eight defensemen and four goaltenders.
A LOOK BACK AT 2011-12: The Anaheim Ducks finished the 2011-12 season with a 34-36-12 mark for 80 points… the club had the fifth-best record in the Western Conference with 54 points (24-15-6) from Jan. 1 to the end of the season…the club went 14-6-1 in its last 21 contests played at Honda Center (.690 win percentage)…over the last 44 games overall, Anaheim went 24-14-6…the club outshot its opponents in 26 of its last 35 contests (1,073-930).
DUCKS IN CALENDAR YEAR 2012: The Ducks were 24-15-6 (.600) for 54 points from Jan. 1 to the end of the 2011-12 regular season…from the start of 2012, Corey Perry ranked fourth in goals with 23 (Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin had 35, Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos had 34 and New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk had 24)…in addition, Jonas Hiller co-led the league in starts and appearances (41), ranked sixth in wins (20), sixth in GAA (2.11).
#8 IS BACK FOR MORE: On Saturday, Jan. 19, Teemu Selanne will open the 2012-13 season at 42 years, 6 months and 13 days…he completed his 20th NHL season and 13th with Anaheim in 2011-12, scoring 26-40=66 points in 82 games…his 26 goals made him the second-oldest player in NHL history to have 26+ goals in a single season…Selanne and Gordie Howe are also the oldest two players to have at least 60 points in one season…in addition, Selanne’s 17, 20+goal seasons tie for the fifth-most in NHL history (many players)…he trails only Howe (22, 20+ goal seasons), Ron Francis (20), Dave Andreychuk (19) and Brendan Shanahan (19)…by appearing in every 2011-12 regular season contest, Selanne became the oldest player in NHL history (41 yrs, 279 days) to have appeared in all 82 games in a single season…only Nicklas Lidstrom (40 yrs, 347 days in 2010-11), Dave Andreychuk (40 yrs, 187 days in 2003-04), Mark Messier (40 yrs, 79 days in 2000-01) and Ron Francis (40 yrs, 36 days in 2002-03) appeared in all 82 games above the age 40…Selanne enters the 2012-13 season ranking 11th in all-time goals (two behind Jaromir Jagr), 42nd in all-time assists (seven behind Larry Robinson), 19th in all-time points (three behind Dale Hawerchuk), fourth in all-time power-play goals (one behind Phil Esposito) and sixth in all-time game-winning goals (three behind Brendan Shanahan)…in 1,341 career NHL games (WPG, ANA, SJ & COL), Selanne has scored 663-743=1,406 points with 248 PPG and 106 GWG.
BOUDREAU BEHIND THE BENCH: Bruce Boudreau was named the eighth head coach of the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 30, 2011…the Ducks were 27-23-8 under his leadership in 2011-12…all-time Boudreau has compiled a 228-111-48 record in 387 career games as an NHL head coach with both Anaheim and Washington for a .651 win percentage…since his NHL debut as a head coach on Nov. 23, 2007, Boudreau is tied with Detroit’s Mike Babcock for the most standings points gained (504), and ranks second in wins (228 – just one behind Babcock).
STRONG FINISH: Corey Perry led the Ducks with 37 goals in 2011-12, leading all Western Conference players and ranking tied for sixth in the NHL…the 2010-11 Hart Trophy Winner had 15 goals in his last 32 games (post All-Star break)…Perry’s 40 post All-Star break goals over the last two seasons (2010-11 & 2011-12) are five more than anyone else scored in the NHL in that time (Jarome Iginla and Ilya Kovalchuk with 35, Steven Stamkos with 34 and Patrick Marleau with 32)…Perry also ranked tied for third in the NHL in PPG (14) in 2011-12.
THIRTYSOMETHING: With 31 goals in 2011-12, Bobby Ryan became the third Duck in franchise history to record four consecutive 30-goal seasons…Ryan, who has scored 31, 35, 34, and 31 goals in his last four seasons (2008-12), joined Teemu Selanne (1996-00) and Paul Kariya (1998-02) as the only Ducks to score 30-or-more goals in four straight campaigns…in addition, Ryan joined Alex Ovechkin as the only active players to accomplish the feat in their first four full NHL seasons and become one of seven NHL players with 30-plus goals in each of the last four years (also Jarome Iginla, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin, Phil Kessel, Rick Nash and Patrick Marleau).
HOW THE 2012-13 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER WAS BUILT
Bryan Allen: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2012
Francois Beauchemin: From Toronto in exchange for Joffrey Lupul, Jake Gardiner and a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Feb. 9, 2011
Matt Beleskey: Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Nick Bonino: From San Jose with Timo Pielmeier in exchange for Kent Huskins and Travis Moen, Mar. 4, 2009
Andrew Cogliano: From Edmonton in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, July 12, 2011
Jeff Deslauriers: Signed as a free agent, July 12, 2011
Emerson Etem: Selected by Anaheim in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Viktor Fasth: Signed as a free agent, May 21, 2012
Cam Fowler: Selected by Anaheim in the first round (12th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Ryan Getzlaf: Selected by Anaheim in the first round (19th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Nate Guenin: From Columbus in exchange for Trevor Smith, Jan. 4, 2011
John Gibson: Selected by Anaheim in the second round (39th overall) of the NHL Entry Draft
Jordan Hendry: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2012
Peter Holland: Selected by Anaheim in the first round (15th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Jonas Hiller: Signed as a free agent, May 25, 2007
Saku Koivu: Signed as a free agent, July 8, 2009
Toni Lydman: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2010
Patrick Maroon: From Philadelphia with David Laliberte in exchange for Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson, Nov. 21, 2010
Kyle Palmieri: Selected by Anaheim in the first round (26th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Corey Perry: Selected by Anaheim in the first round (28th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Rickard Rakell: Selected by Anaheim in the first round (30th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Bobby Ryan: Selected by Anaheim in the first round (second overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Luca Sbisa: From Philadelphia with Joffrey Lupul, a first-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, a first-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional 2010 pick in exchange for Chris Pronger, June 26, 2009
Teemu Selanne: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 22, 2005
Devante Smith-Pelly: Selected by Anaheim in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Sheldon Souray: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2012
Brad Staubitz: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2012
Daniel Winnik: Signed as a free agent, July 20, 2012
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