Champions Series: The 2007 Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks had their work cut out for them, they were going head to head with a team that bolstered the top 3 scorers in that year’s playoffs. Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley, and Jason Spezza collected 22 points each that postseason, making a 3-way tie for most points. Anaheim featured a good mix of veterans and youth in their system. The Ducks’ roster featured current and future stars in Teemu Selanne, Scott Niedermayer, J.S. Giguere, Chris Pronger, Corey Perry, and Ryan Getzlaf among others. The list of talent goes on and on. As Pierre McGuire would say “They were oozing with talent”. In this edition of the Champions Series, we’ll look at the jerseys the Ducks wore when lifting Lord Stanley.
Anaheim had just switched to a brand new jersey design for the 06-07 season. For the first time ever the Ducks used black as the primary color for their main jersey and introduced gold and orange to their palette as well.
The new jerseys also featured a new crest with a simple, appealing “Anaheim Ducks” script. The “D” in Ducks also doubled as a ducks foot, which would go on to become the Ducks current logo. As much as we love the old Ducks crest, this one was more current for the time.
After testing out a black third jersey in the previous three seasons, the Ducks made it their home color. The eggplant and jade colors were completely eliminated from the jerseys. It was a bold move to steer completely away from their recognisable scheme and logo, but it worked.
The Ducks paid homage to their previous uniforms with the diagonal sash on the bottom of the jersey. However this time it went from the left to the right rather than vice-versa. The sleeves kept a similar pattern to the former jerseys as well with a diagonal striping pattern.
These jerseys would go on to survive the Reebok Edge switch and remain virtually identical until the 2010-11 season. The 2007 Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup and looked good doing it. These Ducks jerseys are classic and will always hold a special place in every Ducks fan’s heart after that Stanley Cup run of 07.
Stay tuned for more posts in our Champions Series where we look at some of the greatest teams to hoist the cup!
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