The 2007 Anaheim Ducks became the first west coast NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. They also became the first California-based team to hoist the Cup. The Ducks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in the series that would see the franchise it’s first championship. The Ducks made their second appearance in the Cup finals, after losing to the New Jersey Devils in 2003. Meanwhile, the Senators were making their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since becoming an expansion team in 1967.



Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators controls the puck against Kent Huskins of the Anaheim Ducks during Game Five of the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals

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.


THE JERSEY


Scott Niedermayer lifts the cup for the first time as a Duck

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 CREST


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.



Teemu Selanne lifts the Stanley Cup in celebration

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 SIMILARITIES


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.



Anaheim Ducks 2007 Stanley Cup Jersey


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