Kenan Thompson goes back to his Mighty Ducks roots as NHL Awards host

Los Angeles Times
Kenan Thompson goes back to his Mighty Ducks roots as NHL Awards host
Kenan Thompson goes back to his Mighty Ducks roots as NHL Awards host

Kenan Thompson was among the first people to be seen wearing a Mighty Ducks jersey — not as a hockey player, of course, but as a child actor. Thompson first played the knuckle-puck-shooting Russ Tyler in “D2: The Mighty Ducks” in 1994, the same year the NHL team of the same name (without the “D2” part) was wrapping up its first season in Anaheim. As host of the 2019 NHL Awards on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Thompson broke out one of those old-school Mighty Ducks jerseys and waxed nostalgic about the movie franchise's role in helping the now-Anaheim Ducks establish their fan base.

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