I decided to start a new line of featured article starting this month that will take a look at an event within the Anaheim Ducks organization that took place on that particular day. These events may be a signing, a great game, or an announcement that impacted the team.
On this day in Anaheim Ducks history we go back to 1993 when the Ducks got their name. After the city of Anaheim was awarded an expansion franchise, Disney, the owning group, decided to name the franchise after the popular movie, The Mighty Ducks, starring Emilio Estavez and Joshua Jackson. Disney decided to capitalize on the success of the movie that was released five months earlier.
Disney also announced that Michael Eisner, the chairman and CEO, would represent the team in the Board of Governors. Tony Tavares was also named the president of Anaheim Sports, Inc.
These announcements removed the conditional tag from the expansion title. The Mighty Ducks continued to be “Mighty” until the new ownership decided to revamp the look of the franchise in 2006.