May 12, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; General view of the Stanley Cup Playoffs logo and the words "Let

Anaheim Ducks New Jersey Might Just Be “What’s Old Is New”


Last week at the season ticket holders open house event I found out that the Anaheim Ducks will be unveiling a new jersey at this years draft. The front office also disclosed that the current alternate jersey will be the teams away jersey, which left me wondering what look the organization is going for.  The Ducks are in major need of a new look, the re-branding that took place in 2007 was let down for many fans. Early Thursday morning Sports Illistrateds twitter released a photo of goaltender Frederick Andersen’s new mask and might have inadvertently leaked the new altrenate jersey design. pic.twitter.com/yvmvffeovl

With that I thought we might do a quick walk down memory lane.

October 13, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Nick Bonino (13) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Ottawa Senators during the second period at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

We all remember the Jersey that started it all for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Disney Cartoonish mask. I personally did like this crest and had hoped that in the their 20th anniversary season they had worn it more than just the one time.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks May 8, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne (8) during a stoppage in play against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period in game five of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The post Disney reboot. The Samuelli family buys the team from Disney and makes the team their own dropping “Mighty”. Unfortunately the crest did not inspire the masses.

NHL: Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks March 1, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) controls the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Then comes the first alternate jersey after the re-branding, which was a big hit with the  hometown fans.  The club made up for for the lack luster re-branding with the designing of the current alternate jersey with the webbed foot D chest logo, having many fans scratching their heads as to why it took so long to transition the look into the primary. It looks less like a beer league stencil and more like an NHL jersey.

Be sure to watch the draft starting this Friday at 7pm eastern. I am looking forward to seeing what the front office has in-store for fans.

 

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