Anaheim Ducks Jersey History
The Anaheim Ducks burst on to the NHL scene in 1993. Owned and operated by the Disney Corporation they named the team after the extremely popular movie The Mighty Ducks. The Ducks draped themselves in the purple, jade, silver, and white worn in the movie. The team’s first jerseys featured diagonal striping on the lower sleeves and lower torso. The road jersey was mainly white and green with the diagonal stripes being purple and silver. The home jersey; was mainly purple and green with the stripes being silver and white. The logo used, featured a traditional style goalie mask shaped at the bottom to look like a duck’s bill. Behind the mask is a pair of crossed hockey sticks, and the background of the logo is circle in front an upside down pyramid.
In 1995, the Ducks released their alternate jersey. The team went with something never seen before, something very Disneyesque. Instead of a standard logo, a cartoon of a half duck half man is flying out of a frozen pond. A unique shoulder yoke was added on both sides featuring the team’s main logo. On the back of the jersey the team used a cartoon like font for the player’s name and number. This jersey rarely saw any ice time for the single season they used it.
In 1996, the Ducks added signature shoulder patches. The patch is seal style layout that features the stylized duck bill goalie mask and had the “MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM.” encircling it. The colour of patch would change depending on which jersey donned it.
In 1997, the Ducks launched a new set of alternate jerseys, one light and one dark. Giving them four jersey options; with two jerseys mirrored in style. The new pattern uses a wing span striping pattern of varying colours depending on which jersey it is on. The front crest is the same as the primary jerseys but the font styles for the player name and number are modified. In 1999, the Ducks dropped it down to three options, using only the white alternate jersey.
In 2003, the team introduced a brand new alternate jersey. The third jersey is black with purple, silver, and white striping. The front crest is a baseball style, script logo reading “Anaheim” and “Mighty Ducks.” The shoulder patch is the team’s initials “M” and “D” in an overlapping fashion.
In 2006, Disney sold the team and the Mighty Ducks were mighty no more. To complete the identity change to the Anaheim Ducks, new team colours and jerseys were introduced. The new colours were black, gold, white, and orange. The jerseys have a curved striping pattern of arcing gold, white, and orange across the lower body and sleeves.
The new look is a script logo that has “Anaheim” written above an embossed “Ducks” with the “D” in Ducks resembling the webbed foot of our frozen pond friends. The logo uses all four of the team’s colours with the player’s name and numbers written in large block lettering.
In 2007, despite the introduction of the Reebok Edge jersey, and having changed the jersey the year before; the team chose not to change their style. Minor adjustments were made to better the uniform and to the fit of the shape of the Edge jersey.
• # 2 Steve Rucchin 1994-04
• # 8 Teemu Selanne 1995-01, 05-Current
• # 9 Paul Kariya 1994-03
• # 9 Bobby Ryan 2005-Current
• # 10 Cory Perry 2003-Current
• # 11 Saku Koivu 2009-Current
• # 14 Joffery Lupul 2009-Current
• # 15 Ryan Getzlaf 2003-Current
• # 25 Chris Pronger 2006-09
• # 35 Jean-Sebastien Giguere – 2000-Current
• # 44 Scott Niedermayer 2005-Current
Recent Top Draft Pick(s)
• 2009 Peter Holland
• 2009 Kyle Palmieri
• 2008 Jake Gardiner
• 2007 Logan Macmillan
• Bakersfield Condors of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL)