The Mighty Ducks are owned by the Walt Disney Corporation. The team's name was chosen from the Disney movie The Mighty Ducks, about a group of misfit teens who form an amateur hockey team. Disney has subsequently also made an animated television series called Mighty Ducks, featuring a fictional Mighty Ducks of Anaheim team that consists of actual (albeit anthropomorphised) ducks.
2003 -- Best playoff performance in franchise history; defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-0 in Western Conference Finals; defeated by the New Jersey Devils (4-3) in the Stanley Cup finals. Despite the team's loss, goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.