The Ducks will continue the tradition of creating a spot on their Opening Night roster for the 21st Duck, to honor a fan who embodies characteristics such as great perseverance, character, courage, inspiration or a fan who is making significant contributions to our community.

The Ducks are proud to introduce the 2023-24 21st Duck: Trent Sullivan, a longtime Ducks fan who is a true miracle and inspiration. 

A native of Anaheim, Trent recently turned 30, just like his favorite team, and will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his heart transplant this December. He has dealt bravely with many significant health challenges in his life yet lives every day with the intent of having a giving and positive attitude.

Watch the emotional moment Trent was surprised by Ducks legend Teemu Selanne at a recent preseason game.

Previous 21st Ducks

Ethan Baroldi

Ethan has battled through four heart surgeries, the first coming at six weeks old, and the most recent in 2020. 

Passionate about hockey, Ethan began skating at The Rinks - Anaheim ICE at age six as part of the Ducks Learn to Play program. He is now a member of the Jr. Ducks.

Ethan inspires those around him by not letting his early health diagnosis define who he is, and he is proud to share the story of his scars to educate his friends and teammates.

Video: Ethan Meets his Favorite Team | Video: Ethan Announces the Starting Lineup | 21st Duck, Longtime Fan Form Special Bond Over Unique Medical Journeys

Luke Gane

Luke battled severe aplastic anemia while in high school, requiring a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. He has gone on to serve his community by becoming a special education teacher and uses his experience to inspire CHOC patients. He is also a supporter and advocate for the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation (AAMDS).

Videos: A Special Surprise for Luke | Luke Honored on Opening Night

Angelique Fong

A two-time breast cancer survivor, Angelique tackled her diagnosis with bravery and determination. Turning her journey into an opportunity to help others, Fong created her "Radiate Kindness" initiative with 33 random acts of kindness, one for each of her radiation treatments.

Video: Angelique's story

Lera Doederlein

Lera is a double-above-knee amputee living her best life and leading the way with her enthusiasm, courage and advocacy for adaptive sports.
Video: Lera's story | Lera on Opening Night

Michael Lu

Michael has taken his 21st Duck experience to grow his advocacy for Parkinson's disease awareness through the Parkinson's Resource Organization and the search to find a cure.
Michael's story | Michael on Opening Night

Katie Hawley

Katie continues to inspire us all in her battle against cancer and work with the Jessie Rees Foundation.
Katie's story | Katie on Opening Night

Kai Quinonez

Kai has shown tremendous courage in his successful fight against aplastic anemia while not giving up his dream to play hockey.
Kai's story