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The 2015–16 Anaheim Ducks season was the 23rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 15, 1993.[1] The team's regular season began on October 10, 2015, against the San Jose Sharks.[2] The Ducks battled back from 1–7–2 and 12–15–6 starts to win 46 games and the Pacific Division, but were dispatched in a home playoff Game 7 for the fourth year in a row, as Nashville bested Anaheim in a hard-fought opening-round series. The first round loss came a season after the Ducks went two rounds further in the playoffs to the Western Conference Finals. The Ducks terminated the employment of head coach Bruce Boudreau two days after the team's elimination.

2015–16 Anaheim Ducks
Pacific Division champions
Division1st Pacific
Conference4th Western
2015–16 record46–25–11
Home record25–10–6
Road record21–15–5
Goals for218
Goals against192
Team information
General ManagerBob Murray
CoachBruce Boudreau
CaptainRyan Getzlaf
Alternate captainsRyan Kesler
Corey Perry
ArenaHonda Center
Minor league affiliate(s)San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsCorey Perry (34)
AssistsRyan Getzlaf (50)
PointsRyan Getzlaf (63)
Penalty minutesKevin Bieksa (99)
Plus/minusRyan Getzlaf (+14)
WinsFrederik Andersen (22)
Goals against averageJohn Gibson (2.07)

Contents

Off-seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 25 11 43 218 192 +26 103
2 x – Los Angeles Kings 82 48 28 6 46 225 195 +30 102
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 30 6 42 241 210 +31 98
4 Arizona Coyotes 82 35 39 8 34 209 245 −36 78
5 Calgary Flames 82 35 40 7 33 231 260 −29 77
6 Vancouver Canucks 82 31 38 13 26 191 243 −52 75
7 Edmonton Oilers 82 31 43 8 27 203 245 −42 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Dallas Stars 82 50 23 9 48 267 230 +37 109
2 x – St. Louis Blues 82 49 24 9 44 224 201 +23 107
3 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 47 26 9 46 235 209 +26 103
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 25 11 43 218 192 +26 103
2 x – Los Angeles Kings 82 48 28 6 46 225 195 +30 102
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 30 6 42 241 210 +31 98
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Nashville Predators 82 41 27 14 37 228 215 +13 96
2 CE x – Minnesota Wild 82 38 33 11 35 216 206 +10 87
3 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 39 39 4 35 216 240 −24 82
4 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 35 39 8 34 209 245 −36 78
5 CE Winnipeg Jets 82 35 39 8 32 215 239 −24 78
6 PA Calgary Flames 82 35 40 7 33 231 260 −29 77
7 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 31 38 13 26 191 243 −52 75
8 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 31 43 8 27 203 245 −42 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2015–16 Game Log[2]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

2016 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Frederik Andersen 43 37 2,298 22 9 7 88 2.30 1086 0.919 3 0 1 2
John Gibson 40 38 2,295 21 13 4 79 2.07 992 0.920 4 0 1 2
Anton Khudobin 9 7 356 3 3 0 16 2.70 175 0.909 1 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Frederik Andersen 5 5 297 3 2 7 1.41 132 0.947 1 0 0 0
John Gibson 2 2 117 0 2 6 3.08 60 0.900 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Ducks. Stats reflect time with the Ducks only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Team only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Suspensions/finesEdit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Nate Thompson Illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk during NHL Game No. 434 in Anaheim on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 6:25 of the first period. 3 games $25,806.45 December 14, 2015[6]
Shawn Horcoff Violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. 20 games $357,526.88 January 26, 2016[7]

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

MilestonesEdit

TransactionsEdit

Following the end of the Ducks' 2014–15 season, and during the 2015–16 season, this team has been involved in the following transactions:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To New Jersey Devils
Kyle Palmieri
To Anaheim Ducks
2nd-round pick in 2015
3rd-round pick in 2016
[12]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To New York Rangers
Emerson Etem
FLA's 2nd-round pick in 2015
To Anaheim Ducks
Carl Hagelin
2nd-round pick in 2015
6th-round pick in 2015
[13]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Carolina Hurricanes
James Wisniewski
To Anaheim Ducks
Anton Khudobin
[14]
June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) To Vancouver Canucks
2nd-round pick in 2016
To Anaheim Ducks
Kevin Bieksa
[15]
January 7, 2016 (2016-01-07) To Montreal Canadiens
Max Friberg
To Anaheim Ducks
Dustin Tokarski
[16]
January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Carl Hagelin
To Anaheim Ducks
David Perron
Adam Clendening
[17]
January 21, 2016 (2016-01-21) To Chicago Blackhawks
Jiri Sekac
To Anaheim Ducks
Ryan Garbutt
[18]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Buffalo Sabres
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2016
To Anaheim Ducks
Jamie McGinn
[19]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Florida Panthers
6th-round pick in 2016
To Anaheim Ducks
Brandon Pirri
[20]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Chicago Blackhawks
Tim Jackman
7th-round pick in 2017
To Anaheim Ducks
Corey Tropp
[21]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Edmonton Oilers
Patrick Maroon
To Anaheim Ducks
Martin Gernat
4th-round pick in 2016
[22]
June 20, 2016 (2016-06-20) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Frederik Andersen
To Anaheim Ducks
PIT's 1st-round pick in 2016
2nd-round pick in 2017
[23]

Draft picksEdit

Below are the Anaheim Ducks' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 26–27, 2015, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 27 Jacob Larsson D   Sweden Frolunda HC (SHL)
2 59[a] Julius Nattinen C   Finland JYP (Liiga)
3 80[b] Brent Gates C   United States Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
3 84[c] Deven Sideroff RW   Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
5 148 Troy Terry C/RW   United States USA U-18 (USHL)
6 178 Steven Ruggiero D   United States USA U-18 (USHL)
6 179[d] Garrett Metcalf G   United States Madison Capitols (USHL)
Draft notes[56]
Tampa Bay previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on June 29, 2014 that sent Nate Thompson to Anaheim in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[60]

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