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Ducks to host ‘Throwback Night’ on Oct. 13 versus Sens

Sep 13, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

Teemu Selanne

Will Terry Yake be there? What about Bob Corkum? And Bobby Dollas?

From a press release:

The Ducks announced today that the club will celebrate “Throwback Night” at Honda Center on Sunday, Oct. 13 vs. Ottawa (5 p.m.). As part of Anaheim’s 20th anniversary season, the team will compete in Mighty Ducks retro jerseys (purple) for the contest against the Senators. In addition, a majority of original 1993-94 Mighty Ducks team members will take part in festivities throughout the game, celebrating 20 years of Ducks hockey.

Fans attending “Throwback Night” can anticipate an all-1990s experience. A special “93 Cent Menu” will be created for the evening, featuring $0.93 popcorn, a $0.93 fountain soda and a $0.93 sweet treat. Video elements will include look-backs at original Mighty Ducks opening videos and footage from the club’s inaugural game on Oct. 8, 1993 vs. Detroit at the then-Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. A majority of the original 1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim squad will take center ice for a pre-game ceremony and honorary puck drop. Fans can also look forward to early 1990s music, as well as early 1990s graphics and video elements as part of in-arena entertainment. 

Sounds like fun. Perhaps the Ducks will skate out to Meatloaf’s “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”. (Big hit back in 1993. Great video. Meatloaf’s on a motorcycle getting chased by a helicopter. A young Michael Bay directed it. Not kidding.)

By the way, that game will also mark the return to Anaheim of Bobby Ryan, who was traded to Ottawa this summer.

PS — Teemu Selanne was already in his second NHL season when the Ducks joined the NHL.

  1. alicesrightfootesq - Sep 13, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    But will they boo Kariya?

    • daley814 - Sep 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      the only way i think kariya will get booed is if he doesnt show up

  2. mclovinhockey - Sep 13, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    I would seriously love to go to this game

  3. tcclark - Sep 14, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    As part of throwback night Gordon Bombay will coach the team. Charlie Conway may or may not take the opening face-off, but Goldberg will most likely lose his starting spot to Jonas Hiller.

  4. tdrusher225 - Sep 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    That’s pretty cool, I wish they’d go back to that logo/jersey anyway. Way cooler than what they have now.

  5. pwt3 - Sep 16, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Agreed. A lot of teams in pro sports, for short-term marketing/money grab reasons, made horrible uniform changes in the 90s and 2000s. The Ducks’ original look was wonderful. A fun, cool logo, and a fun, cool nickname. The Flames and Capitals should also just wear their throwback/older uniforms full-time. No advice for the Canucks, unfortunately, since both their old set and their current set suck. And we lost the wonderful Whalers unis to the idiotic Hurricanes thing, so no getting that back.

    I will say that the NHL at least has suffered less than the other leagues from this. The NFL is now stuck with a bunch of lame “updated” unis to perfectly great uni/logo sets – the Broncos, Eagles, Patriots, Seahawks – even the Buccaneers – had much cooler, classier duds before. And the NBA should’ve frozen all its unis in the mid-90s sometime, but it didn’t, it insisted on letting teams ruin a bunch of classic looks.

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