5 – Chris Kunitz (2004-2009)
Chris Kunitz may be better known for what he’s down as a Pittsburgh Penguin, but he still has an impressive resume with the Anaheim Ducks.
The Anaheim Ducks signed Kunitz as an undrafted free agent out of Ferris State University. He split the 2003-04 season between the AHL and NHL, playing 21 games with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
His first full season in Anaheim was a unique one, to say the least. He was waived by the team and picked up by the Atlanta Thrashers. They in-turn waived him after two games. Completing the cycle, the Ducks claimed him again of waivers and stuck him back in the line-up.
The 2006-07 season was Kunitz’s best season in Anaheim. He was named an alternate captain and finished with career high’s in goals (25) and points (60). Those have since been broken. To top it all off he helped lead the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
He may be remembered for what he did in Pittsburgh, but he got his start in Anaheim and left a pretty significant mark in his time here.