The Anaheim Ducks will wear Wild Wing “Breakout” jerseys during pregame warm-ups Thursday evening for their third Jersey Tribute Night, when they wear a jersey from their past to mark their 25th anniversary.
The jerseys featuring a cartoon rendering of the mascot Wild Wing breaking through the ice were worn four times during the 1995-96 season. It was the team’s first third jersey — a nontraditional jersey supplementing the home and away jersey.
Autographed player-worn warm-up jerseys will be sold in the Anaheim Ducks Team Store, with two jerseys to be auctioned online to benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.
Bobby Dollas, a defenseman who played for the then-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim during their first five seasons, will participate in a ceremonial faceoff before the game against the New York Rangers at Honda Center and sign autographs during the second intermission.
The third limited edition 25th anniversary Tribute Night poster will be available at the Anaheim Ducks Team Store. It features Wild Wing from the 1995-96 season third jersey. A very limited quantity of the posters will be signed by Dollas.
Proceeds from the poster sales will go to the Ducks 9/27 Fund, established in honor of Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer’s jersey retirement nights. Proceeds from the fund will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim, Ronald McDonald House Orange County and the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.
The Ducks are conducting nine Jersey Tribute Nights during their 25th anniversary season when they wear a jersey from their past in chronological order during the pregame warm-up.