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A Closer Look at the Ducks' Five-Game Canadian Road Trip

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks are currently on their final extended road trip of the season, and one that takes them through Canada on a five-game, 10-day excursion that will see them travel just over 8,000 miles before it’s said and done.

With an opportunity to punch their ticket to the postseason, the Ducks can also set their sights on the Pacific Division lead as well as the top spot in the Western Conference.

RECORD: 29-37-6, 64 points
STANDINGS: 7th in the Central Division, 30th in the Western Conference
HOME RECORD: 15-18-3
ALL-TIME RECORD VS. WINNIPEG: 14-7-1 (8-3-0 at Winnipeg)

Ryan Garbutt – Lists Winnipeg as his hometown; Played two seasons of junior hockey with the MJHL's Winnipeg South Blues (2003-05)
Kevin Bieksa – Played parts of four seasons with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose (2004-06, 2007-08)
Ryan Kesler – Played parts of two seasons with the Manitoba Moose (2003-04, 2004-05)

Kevin Bieksa – Played his 500th career game (with Vancouver), Dec. 22, 2013 vs. Winnipeg
Andrew Cogliano – Earned his 100th career point as a Duck, Dec. 13, 2014 at Winnipeg
Hampus Lindholm – Made his NHL debut, Oct. 6, 2013 at Winnipeg
Jakob Silfverberg – Made his NHL debut (with Ottawa), Jan. 19, 2013 at Winnipeg

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. It is located near the longitudinal center of North America and is a railway and transportation hub with a diversified economy. Along with the Jets, the city is home to several professional sports franchises, including the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (football), Manitoba Moose (AHL hockey) and the Winnipeg Goldeyes (baseball).

The original Jets played in Winnipeg from 1972 through 1996 and counted Teemu Selanne as one of their franchise icons. The team moved to Phoenix and became the Coyotes following the 1995-96 season. The current Jets were previously the Atlanta Thrashers from 1999 through 2011 before moving to Winnipeg, where they play their games at MTS Centre. The arena, which opened in 2004, has a capacity of just 15,294 for hockey, but also hosts, concerts, rodeo, motocross and basketball.

Miles Traveled (Honda Center to MTS CENTRE):

ARENA: Bell Centre
RECORD: 33-34-7, 72 points
STANDINGS: 6th in the Atlantic Division, 13th in the Eastern Conference
HOME RECORD: 19-14-3
STREAK: Lost 2
ALL-TIME RECORD VS. MONTREAL: 13-10-4 (6-5-2 at Montreal)

Simon Despres – Born in Laval, Quebec
David Perron – Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Shawn Horcoff – Appeared in his 900th career NHL game (with Dallas), Dec. 6, 2014 vs. Montreal
Ryan Kesler – Earned his first career NHL point (assist, with Vancouver), Nov. 25, 2003 at Montreal
Jamie McGinn - Recorded his first point as a Duck (goal), March 2, 2016 vs. Montreal
Clayton Stoner – Made his NHL debut (with Minnesota), Dec. 17, 2009 at Montreal

Image result for montrealABOUT MONTREAL
Montreal is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-largest city in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary," it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. French is the city's official language and is the language spoken at home by 56.9% of the population of the city, followed by English at 18.6% and 19.8% other languages. Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. Montreal hosted the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and is the only Canadian city to hold a Summer Olympics.

The Bell Centre has a seating capacity of 21,288, making it the largest hockey arena in the world. Construction began on the arena on June 22, 1993, almost two weeks after the Canadiens defeated the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum for their 24th and most recent Stanley Cup.

Miles Traveled (MTS Centre to Bell Centre): 1,408

ARENA: Air Canada Centre
RECORD: 26-35-11, 63 points
STANDINGS: 8th in the Metropolitan Division, 16th in the Eastern Conference
HOME RECORD: 13-14-9
ALL-TIME RECORD VS. TORONTO: 10-22-5 (3-13-4 at Toronto)

Andrew Cogliano, Brandon Pirri, Chris Stewart- Born in Toronto
Kevin Bieksa - Born in Grimsby, Ontario
Jamie McGinn - Born in Fergus, Ontario; Played junior hockey with the GTHL's Toronto Jr. Canadiens (2003-04)
Corey Perry - Born in Peterborough, Ontario
Brandon Pirri - Played junior hockey with the GTHL's Toronto Young Nationals (2006-07)
Nick Ritchie - Born in Orangeville, Ontario; Played junior hockey with the GTHL's Toronto Marlboros (2010-11)
Korbinian Holzer - Drafted by Toronto in the fourth round (111th) of the 2006 NHL Draft; went on to play parts of three seasons with the Maple Leafs (2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-2015). Also played parts of five seasons with the AHL's Toronto Marlies (2010-15)

Simon Despres – Appeared in his 100th career NHL game (with Pittsburgh), Nov. 14, 2014 at Toronto
Ryan Kesler – Made his NHL debut (with Vancouver), Nov. 24, 2003 at Toronto
Sami Vatanen – Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 14, 2015 vs. Toronto

Image result for torontoABOUT TORONTO
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario and the center of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada. In the 2011 census, Toronto had a population of 2,615,060, making it the fourth-most populous city in North America, after Mexico City, New York City, and Los Angeles. Toronto is a prominent center for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets. Its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries, festivals and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, and sports activities, are key attractions to the over 25 million tourists that visit the city each year.

The Air Canada Centre is located on Bay Street in the South Core district of Downtown Toronto and is also home to the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The arena is popularly known as the ACC or the Hangar (the latter nickname came from its sponsorship by Air Canada).

Miles Traveled (Bell Centre to Air Canada Centre):

ARENA: Canadian Tire Centre
RECORD: 34-31-8, 76 points
STANDINGS: 5th in the Atlantic Division, Tied-11th in the Eastern Conference
HOME RECORD: 20-12-5
ALL-TIME RECORD VS. OTTAWA: 15-9-4 (7-5-1 at Ottawa)

Jakob Silfverberg – Drafted by Ottawa in the second round (39th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft; recorded 10-9=19 points in 48 regular season games, adding 2-2=4 points in 12 playoff games.
Jamie McGinn – Spent four seasons with the Ottawa 67’s (OHL), recording 111-115=226 points and serving as team captain in his final season

Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf – Won the 2007 Stanley Cup in five games against the Ottawa Senators in 2007.
Hampus Lindholm – Recorded his first NHL point, an assist, Oct. 13, 2014 vs. OTT
Clayton Stoner – Recorded his first NHL point, an assist, with MIN on Dec. 19, 2009 at OTT

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. The 2011 census reported a population of 883,391 within the city, making it the fourth-largest city in Canada. Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. The city is also the most educated in Canada, with several post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions.

Canadian Tire Centre was formerly known as The Palladium (when it opened in 1996), Corel Centre and Scotiabank Place. It was known as the latter when the Ducks won Game 4 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Final in the building on their way to winning California's first a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the western suburb of Kanata, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Miles Traveled (Air Canada Centre to Canadian Tire Centre): 252

ARENA: Rexall Place
RECORD: 29-39-7, 65 points
STANDINGS: 7th in the Pacific Division, 13th  in the Western Conference
HOME RECORD: 18-18-2
STREAK: Lost 1
ALL-TIME RECORD VS. EDMONTON: 52-35-8 (24-19-4 at Edmonton)

Ryan Garbutt – Born in Edmonton
Andrew Cogliano – Drafted by Edmonton in the first round (25th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft; recorded 57-89=146 points with 137 PIM in 328 games (2007-2011)
Shawn Horcoff – Spent 12 years with Edmonton (2000-2013), recording 162-285=447 points with 511 PIM in 796 games
David Perron – Played two seasons with Edmonton, recording 33-43-76 points with 110 PIM in 116 games (2013-15)
Dwayne Roloson – Spent four seasons with Edmonton (2005-09), leading the Oilers to a Stanley Cup Final appearance (2006). Went 78-82-24 with a 2.78 GAA, .909 Save% and six shutouts

Kevin Bieksa – Recorded his 100th NHL assist on Nov. 2, 2010 in EDM (with Vancouver). Recorded his 200th NHL point Apr. 4, 2013 vs. EDM (with Vancouver)
Andrew Cogliano – Appeared in his 600th consecutive NHL game, Feb. 21, 2014 at EDM
Corey Perry - Recorded his first NHL goal (Oct. 10, 2005), 200th NHL goal (Mar. 5, 2012), 300th NHL goal (Nov. 11, 2015) and 600th NHL point (Apr. 1, 2015) vs. EDM
Shawn Horcoff – Recorded his 500th career NHL point (goal), Nov. 15, 2015 vs. EDM

Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and is located on the North Saskatchewan River, serving as the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region. The city had a population of 877,926 in the 2014 census, making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre and hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "Canada's Festival City". It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum.

Rexall Place opened in 1974 as Northlands Coliseum and was later known as Edmonton Coliseum and Skyreach Centre. It is the second-oldest NHL arena behind Madison Square Garden, which opened in 1968. Construction gegan in March 2014 on state-of-the-art Rogers Place, which will be the home of the Oilers starting next season and will hold 18,641 for hockey.

Miles Traveled (Canadian Tire Centre to Rexall Place):
2,129 miles

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