Earlier this week, the Bruins unveiled their new centennial crest, but they’re not the only NHL team marking an anniversary milestone this season. Over in Anaheim, the Ducks will be celebrating the franchise’s 30th anniversary, and last night they used the NHL draft as the backdrop for a new commemorative jersey.
As you can see above, the jersey uses the original color scheme and cartoon mascot character from the franchise’s old Mighty Ducks days. The silver sleeve stripes are debossed with “Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Est. 1993” on the right sleeve and “Anaheim Ducks Est. 2006” on the left. Here’s a closer look at the typography:
You can get some additional looks at the sleeve inscriptions, along with a rear view of the jersey, in this video:
Honoring our Mighty legacy
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) June 29, 2023
It’s all pretty silly, but that’s the team’s history. I like that they’re embracing it.
The “W” on the jersey is an ad, which the Ducks announced last week. As you can see in that link, the team is also wearing a 30th-anniversary patch this season, but apparently not on the new 30th-anniversary jersey.
The new jersey will be paired with plum/purple pants, socks, helmets and gloves. It will make its on-ice debut for the team’s home opener on Oct. 15, when the Ducks will be hosting the Hurricanes. Additional dates will be announced at some point down the road. Additional info here.