Anaheim Ducks unveil a ‘mighty’ retro 25th anniversary jersey

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Anaheim Mighty Ducks' Steve Rucchin, right, is congratulated by teammate Paul Kariya following a goal against the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, June 7, 2003. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)

The Anaheim Ducks uniforms just got a whole lot mightier.

In honour of the franchise’s upcoming 25th anniversary season, the team unveiled a new third jersey Saturday afternoon that features the old “Mighty Ducks” logo.

The team will first wear the special uniforms for their home opener against the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 8 then at various times throughout the season.

Here is the team’s description of the jersey:

“Anchored in black, the third jersey features the original ‘Mighty Ducks’ crest with eggplant and jade striping from the Ducks iconic look of its inaugural 1993-94 season. Linking the team’s past and present, the jersey incorporates new into old with a touch of the Ducks current orange coloring represented in the crossed hockey sticks of the team’s original mark. Anaheim’s current jersey number and letter styling is used in the new third sweater, providing a cohesive look to the team’s 2018-19 uniform kits, while the interior collar denotes the franchise’s 25th silver season.

“The first of its kind to subtly incorporate each of the seven colors (Eggplant, Jade, Anaheim Ducks Orange, Anaheim Ducks Gold, Anaheim Ducks Silver, White and Black) the Ducks have worn throughout the club’s 25-year tenure, the jersey also features silver as a primary accent color in both the triangle of the crest and yoke, paying tribute to the team’s generational milestone.”

Former goalie Guy Hebert, the original Mighty Duck, was on hand to help out at an event for season ticket holders in Huntington Beach, Calif., where the jersey unveiling took place.

The old crest served as the team’s primary logo from 1993 to 2006 before the team switched things up ahead of the 2006-07 season after the team was sold and changed its name from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to the Anaheim Ducks.

The original Ducks uniforms were voted the third-best in NHL history earlier this year.

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