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5 NHL Stars Who Should Cameo in the Disney+ 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot

DALLAS - APRIL 08:  Center Mike Modano #9 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on April 8, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Filming on "The Mighty Ducks" television series on Disney+ begins in Vancouver in February, but it won't be able to recreate the magic of its film predecessors without some star power. With that in mind, here are five NHL icons of past and present who should make cameos in the reboot and give it a special boost.

5. Mike Modano

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Tom Younghans #29, Mike Modano #9 and Andrew Brunette #15 of the Minnesota North Stars/Wild Alumni celebrate a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni by Modano in the third period during the alumni game at the 2016 Coors Light Stadium Series on February 20, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The North Stars/Wild Alumni defeated the Blackhawks Alumni 6-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Mike Modano was starring for the then-Minnesota North Stars when he and teammate Basil McRae made cameos in the first "Mighty Ducks" film. It would only be appropriate for the NHL's all-time leading American-born scorer to return despite the fact that the Stars ended up leaving the original Ducks' home state for Dallas.

4. Paul Kariya

The real-life former Anaheim Mighty Ducks captain played his first nine seasons in Orange County and helped lead the team to within a win of hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2003. Paul Kariya made a cameo in "D3: The Mighty Ducks" despite having only played two years in the NHL up to the point; his return in Game 6 of that '03 finals series embodied the fictional Mighty Ducks' spirit.

3. Ryan Getzlaf

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 01:  Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks skates during a 2-1 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center on November 01, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Who would be more appropriate for a guest appearance than the current captain of the Ducks? Ryan Getzlaf is in his 15th season with Anaheim and won the Stanley Cup in just his second year. Even though the series will have a different cast of characters, this is a natural fit, to say nothing of the series shooting in his native Canada.

2. Bo Horvat

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 01:  Bo Horvat #53 of the Vancouver Canucks skates during a 2-1 Anaheim Ducks win at Honda Center on November 01, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Speaking of Vancouver, the local kids idolize Canucks captain Bo Horvat as much as anyone. Horvat has 13 points in 15 games this season, and his 100+ goals in his first six NHL seasons definitely make him the new face of the Canucks franchise.

That's not a bad vote of confidence, Bo.

1. Daniel and Henrik Sedin

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 5: Daniel Sedin #22 and Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks salute the fans after playing in their final home game of their career against the Arizona Coyotes in NHL action on April, 5, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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With the possible exception of Pavel Bure and Trevor Linden, there are likely no two players in Vancouver Canucks history greater than Daniel and Henrik Sedin. The Swedish twins combined for over 600 goals and over 2,100 points in 18 seasons in Vancouver. Henrik led the league in points in the 2009-10 season, then Daniel led the next season. With a Hart Trophy and a Western Conference Championship to their names, these two would be scene-stealers.