The beloved Ducks mascot, Wild Wing has been inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in an elite class of one.
The Mascot Hall of Fame includes luminaries such as the San Diego Chicken, the ever lovable Phillie Phanatic, and Brutus Buckeye. He joins fellow avian Tommy Hawk (the Blackhawks mascot) as the only other representative of hockey.
Wild Wing is the youngest ever mascot to be elected to such a high place of honor among the many hundreds of mascots, being born in 1990. He’s been serving the Ducks faithful with amazing pyrotechnics and rappelling skills that surely make Yankees GM Brian Cashman jealous. Mr. Cashman rappels down a building every winter for charity even if it means missing the opportunity to sign a Shohei Ohtani or an Albert Pujols as our siblings at Halos Heaven can attest to.
The team may not be as successful as the Stanley Cup contending teams of years gone by but Wild Wing has been a steady presence at every home game, cheering up the legions of Ducks fans young and old. Speaking of the team, there is no word if the statue of Wild Wing will be brought back to commemorate the HOF induction.
NHL Commissioner and fan unification specialist Gary Bettman released a statement congratulating Wild Wing on this tremendous achievement by saying literally nothing about the Ducks at all. He instead credited the league’s prosperity and success on a global stage.
There are rumors that Ducks legends Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne are scheduled to be the keynote speakers to introduce Wild Wing at the induction ceremony. All time Ducks goalie Jean Sebastian-Giguere will reportedly be in attendance.
Fans, be sure to wear the famous #93 to celebrate this momentous occasion when Wild Wing night happens! (note: may or may not be sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings).
Induction ceremonies are scheduled to be held on April 1, 2020.