Anaheim Ducks All-Time Starting Lineup

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Welcome to the new Sunshine State Hockey segment, All Time Starting Lineup; where we are going to look over the best players on each team by position, and re-create a lineup based on their top players. Then, we will take the player selected and analyze his entire NHL career. To start off, we are going to be looking at the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks have had some great teams over the past few decades. Although they do not really look that great now, when their stars were in their prime they were top Cup contenders.


Center:
Ryan Getzlaf (2005-Present)- 15 NHL Seasons- 965 points in 1,053 games

Accolades:
2006-07- Stanley Cup (Anaheim)
2007-08- NHL All Star, World Championship Silver Medal (Canada)
2008-09- NHL All Star
2009-10- Olympic Gold Medal (Canada)
2013-14- Olympic Gold Medal (Canada)
2014-15- NHL All Star
2016-17- World Cup Gold Medal (Canada)

Photo courtesy of ABC7.com

Honorable Mentions: Steve Rucchin, Sami Pahlsson, Andy McDonald


Right Wing:
Teemu Selanne– (1992-2014)- 21 NHL Seasons- 1,457 points in 1,451 games

Accolades:
1992-93- Maurice Richard Trophy (Most Goals), Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
1997-98- Maurice Richard Trophy, Olympic Bronze Medal (Finland)
1998-99- Maurice Richard Trophy, World Championship Silver Medal (Finland)
2005-06- Bill Masterton Trophy (Sportsmanship), Olympic Silver Medal (Finland)
2006-07- NHL All Star, Stanley Cup (Anaheim)
2007-08- World Championship Bronze Medal (Finland)
2009-10- Olympic Bronze Medal (Finland)
2013-14- Olympic Bronze Medal (Finland)
2015-16- Finland Hall of Fame
2016-17- IIHF Hall of Fame
2017-18- Hockey Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of Jae C. Hong

Honorable Mentions: Corey Perry, Petr Sykora, Marty McInnis


Left Wing:
Paul Kariya– (1994-2010)- 15 NHL Seasons- 989 points in 989 games

Accolades:
1993-94- Olympic Silver Medal (Canada), World Championship Gold Medal (Canada)
1995-96- Lady Byng Trophy (Gentleman Conduct), World Championship Silver Medal (Canada)
1996-97 Lady Byng Trophy
2001-02- Olympic Gold Medal (Canada)
2017-18- Hockey Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark J. Terrill

Honorable Mentions: Bobby Ryan, Chris Kunitz, Andrew Cogliano


Defensemen (1):
Scott Niedermayer (1991-2010)- 18 NHL Seasons- 740 points in 1,263 games

Accolades:
1994-95- Stanley Cup (New Jersey)
1997-98- All Star
1999-00- Stanley Cup (New Jersey)
2000-01- All Star
2001-02- Olympic Gold Medal (Canada)
2002-03- Stanley Cup (New Jersey)
2003-04- All Star, Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman), Triple Gold Club, World Championship Gold Medal (Canada), World Cup Gold Medal (Canada)
2005-06- All Star
2006-07- Stanley Cup (Anaheim), Conn Smyth Trophy (Playoff MVP)
2007-08- All Star
2008-09- All Star
2009-10- Olympic Gold Medal (Canada)
2013-14- Hockey Hall of Fame
2014-15- IIHF Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of Kevin Sullivan, The Orange County Register/SCNG

Defenseman (2):
Francois Beauchemin (2002-2018)- 14 NHL Seasons- 288 points in 903 games

Accolades:
2006-07- Stanley Cup (Anaheim)

Photo courtesy of NHL.com / Anaheim Ducks

Honorable Mentions: Chris Pronger, Ruslan Salei, Cam Fowler


Goaltender:
Jean-Sebastian Giguere– (1996-2014)- 16 NHL Seasons- .913 SP and a 2.53 GAA

Accolades:
2002-03- Conn Smyth Trophy
2003-04- World Championship Gold Medal (Canada)
2006-07- Stanley Cup (Anaheim)
2008-09- All Star

Photo courtesy of TheStar.com

Honorable Mentions: Guy Hebert, Jonas Hiller, Frederik Andersen

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