After finding out from the Anaheim Ducks franchise themselves yesterday when the new alternate jersey would make its first on ice appearance, leave it to the internet to unleash what is reportedly the design just a day later. Both the Ducks and Colorado Avalanche's reported new alternates for the coming season have been leaked by the premier hockey aesthetics blog Icethetics, so if this is in fact the new jersey design let's note some of the cool features:
- The original Wild Wing mask over crossed sticks logo is back! Much like on the current shoulder patches the triangular shield in the background is gold, but the sticks appear as yellow instead of orange. This may be an oversight on the render, but considering the heavy orange everywhere else on the jersey it would make sense to return the sticks to their original yellow coloring.
- The sleeve striping pattern takes after the sock pattern worn by the team in the original 2006-07 rebrand, and used until this past season.
- The waist striping harkens back to the original eggplant jersey, with a thicker bottom stripe and then three equal thickness smaller stripes.
Be sure to check out our alternate jersey history for the Ducks, and let us know what you think of the reported new design below.
EDITOR'S NOTE 10:45 PM PT (8/11): There is now competing commentary on social media that this jersey is not the official alternate for the coming season. Icethetics is and has been a reliable source in the past for logo and jersey information. Consider the public source with proven track record in this area versus anonymous sources. We will continue following the alternate jersey story as it develops. -EE
EDITOR'S NOTE 12:45 PM PT (8/12): Sharing a couple points from our Twitter @AnaheimCalling to keep in mind-
Quick Note: We've reported on the @icethetics leak as 'potentially' the 3rd from start. Until there is ON THE RECORD denial, it's a story.— Anaheim Calling (@AnaheimCalling) August 12, 2015
@AnaheimCalling I haven't. Org has been very tight-lipped. Both uni's are entirely plausible, and icethetics rep gives them benefit of doubt— MHH (@MileHighHockey) August 12, 2015
@anaheimcalling icethetics had the ducks new designs before anyone as well. inclined to believe the reveal.— Kid Ish (@kid_ish) August 12, 2015
Again, this is why we report on and attribute to public sources with proven track records. https://t.co/gmclmRVnJX— Anaheim Calling (@AnaheimCalling) August 12, 2015