It has been speculated for a while and now the Anaheim Ducks made rumor into fact.
During pregame warmups of their November 26th home game against the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, the Ducks will unveil a brand new alternate jersey. It will be the fourth alternate jersey in team history and the first one under the current brand.
"After introducing a new name, logo and colors to our fans four years ago, we felt it important to give our original look due time to establish itself in the market," Ducks vice president of sales and marketing Bob Wagner said in the team's news release. "At this point, we're excited to introduce an additional look for the team in 2010-2011, one we feel confident our fans will embrace."
Coinciding with the ownership change in which Henry and Susan Samueli bought the team from the Walt Disney Company where they were called the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, a new color scheme and uniforms were implemented on June 22, 2006. Gone was the famous duck billed mask and crossed hockey sticks logo. No more eggplant, jade and silver. Instead, it would be black, metallic gold and white as the main colors with orange as an accent color (to represent Orange County) as part of the re-branding. The use of an "Anaheim Ducks" wordmark graced the front of the new jerseys with the letter D in the shape of a duck's footprint.
So what will the new alternate jersey look like. There are no hints of its design, but according to the Ducks, it will put an alternative spin on the tradition colors and logo and be a tribute to its past.