The Ducks (who dropped Mighty from their name in '06) and captain Scott Niedermayer win the Stanley Cup, defeating the Senators in five games. They are the first Golden State team to hoist the Cup.
The number of registered players in California grows to approximately 24,000.
goes 10--1 on the road during its run to the Stanley Cup. The Kings are the first eight seed to win a championship.
The NHL announces that it will bring outdoor hockey to Southern California, staging a game at
between the Kings and the Ducks on Jan. 25, 2014.