With the 2010s quickly coming to a close, let’s take a look back and see who would make the cut for the Anaheim Ducks super team of the decade.
This past decade has certainly been a roller coaster for the Anaheim Ducks. The franchise as a whole has gone through too many ups and downs to count. As we enter the final month of the decade, we’re introducing a new “end of the decade” series here at Pucks of a Feather. We’re starting with a super team, comprised of all the Ducks best players from the last decade. Who makes the cut? Who doesn’t? Share your super team of the decade in the comments below!
Disclaimer: These lines were put together for storytelling purposes. Not for actual playing ability.
These three need no introduction. Three of the last five members of the ’07 Cup-winning team to play in the 2010s. Teemu Selanne, Ryan Getzlaf, and Corey Perry all led the Ducks to semi-successful seasons.
Corey Perry served as an Alternate Captain next to his ‘twin’ for a number of seasons. In 2011, Corey Perry became the first Duck to win both the Hart Memorial Trophy for league MVP and the Maurice Richard Trophy for most goals in a season with 50. He would play 988 games and put up 776 points with the team before heading to Dallas during the most recent off-season.
In 2010, Ryan Getzlaf was given the honorable title of Captain for the team and led them to a franchise-record of 5 consecutive Pacific Division titles from 2013-2017. He recently reached his 1,000th game with the franchise and is the only Duck in history to play his entire career with the team and 1,000 games with the team. Getzlaf currently holds the franchise record for assists with 674 (maybe that’s why he doesn’t shoot very often?)
Teemu Selanne would end his illustrious 21-year career with the Ducks in 2013-14. He would amass 988 career points with the Anaheim Ducks alone and still holds the record for most goals and points in franchise history. The following season on January 11th, 2015 the Ducks would retire his number.
Drafted 2nd overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Bobby Ryan played for the Ducks for 6 seasons. During his time with the franchise, he put up 289 career points in 378 games. In the summer of 2013, the Ducks would trade him to the Ottawa Senators for Jakob Silfverberg.
Silfy has played almost his entire career with the Ducks, nearing 500 games played with the franchise; currently sitting at 472GP. He serves as one of the Ducks current Alternative Captains and is leading the team in goals scored, tied with Getzlaf, for the 2019-20 season. JS33 was also apart of one of the most dominating second lines in team history.
Another member of this said line was Ryan Kesler, who was brought to the Ducks via a trade with the Vancouver Canucks. He played for 5 seasons, putting up 180 points in 346 games. His efforts nearly led the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2015. During his time with the team, he has been to an All-Star Game and served as the Alternate Captain for a number of years.