Anaheim Ducks Reach Agreement to Remain in City Until 2048

The Anaheim City Council Tuesday night approved an agreement that will keep the NHL's Anaheim Ducks in the city until at least 2048.

The agreement includes a clause keeping the team's name the Anaheim Ducks for the duration of the deal, a team official said.

The NHL awarded the Walt Disney Co. the franchise in 1992 and it began play in 1993. It was originally known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The Samueli family purchased the team in 2005 and its name was changed to the Anaheim Ducks in 2006.

The Ducks became California's first Stanley Cup champion in 2007.

"We are certainly thrilled that our Ducks have a strong and secure future here in Anaheim and are excited to further enhance our partnership with the city and its residents," Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli said in a statement. "We believe that Anaheim is a truly special place and appreciate the city's clear commitment to remain a leading sports and entertainment destination."

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