Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
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City: Cincinnati, Ohio
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1997–2005
Home Arena: Cincinnati Gardens
Colors: Eggplant and Jade
Affiliates: Detroit Red Wings
Anaheim Ducks
Franchise history
1995–1997: Baltimore Bandits
1997–2005: Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
2005–2007: Cincinnati RailRaiders
2007–present: Rockford IceHogs

The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, at the Cincinnati Gardens.


The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks were granted a voluntary suspension for the 2005–06 season due to the lack of an NHL affiliate after previous affiliates Detroit Red Wings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim signed new agreements with the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Portland Pirates, respectively. In October 2005 the team was renamed the Cincinnati RailRaiders. They were seeking an affiliation agreement for a return in 2006–07, but failed to reach a goal of 2,000 season tickets sold to become re-active.

On October 3, 2006, it was reported that a Windsor, Ontario, based company had been granted conditional approval to purchase and relocate the team, however that deal fell through. On March 19, 2007, however, the AHL announced that the team had been purchased, and moved to Rockford, Illinois, to become the Rockford IceHogs (which was the name of a United Hockey League franchise).

The market was previously served by:

  • Cincinnati Mohawks (1949–52 AHL, 1952–58 IHL)
  • Cincinnati Wings (1963-64 CHL)
  • Cincinnati Swords (1971–74 AHL)
  • Cincinnati Stingers (1975–79 WHA, 1979-80 CHL)
  • Cincinnati Tigers (1981-82 CHL)
  • Cincinnati Cyclones (1990–92 ECHL, 1992–2001 IHL, 2001–04 ECHL)

The team was replaced in this market by:

  • Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL (2006- )

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedOTLSOLPoints Goals
1997–98 80233713 7 662433034th, Mid-Atlantic
1998–99 803539 4 2 762272494th, Mid-Atlantic
1999–00 803037 9 4 732272445th, Mid-Atlantic
2000–01 804126 9 4 952542402nd, South
2001–02 80333311 3 802162113rd, Central
2002–03 80263513 6 712022423rd, Central
2003–04 80293713 1 721882115th, West
2004–05 804431 4 1 932061913rd, West


SeasonPrelim1st Round2nd Round3rd RoundFinals
1997–98 Out of Playoffs
1998–99 L, 0–3, Philadelphia
1999–00 Out of Playoffs
2000–01 L, 1–3, Norfolk
2001–02 L, 1–2, Chicago
2002–03 Out of Playoffs
2003–04 W, 2–0, Houston L, 3–4, Milwaukee
2004–05 W, 4–3, Milwaukee L, 1–4, Chicago

Notable PlayersEdit

  • Sean Avery
  • Ilya Bryzgalov
  • Marc Chouinard
  • Matt Cullen
  • Kurtis Foster
  • Ryan Getzlaf
  • Jean-Sebastien Giguere
  • Tomáš Kopecký
  • Chris Kunitz
  • Joffrey Lupul
  • Andy McDonald
  • Shane O'Brien
  • Samuel Pahlsson
  • Richard Park
  • Corey Perry
  • Ruslan Salei
  • Bob Wren
  • Tim Brent

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