In the spring of 2005, Henry and Susan Samueli entered into an agreement with the Walt Disney Company to purchase the Ducks franchise, keeping the Mighty Ducks name and look for the first season of ownership. On June 22, 2006, a new era began for the franchise as the team became officially known as the Anaheim Ducks. In addition, a new logo and color scheme was unveiled, a collaborative effort that took into account opinions of fans as well as Ducks players, ownership and management. All parties involved unanimously decided to go beyond simply altering the original concept of an aggressive duck character.
In shaping the new design, the focus was sharpened to create an overall image that expressed excitement, speed and a competitive edge. In addition, a classic color palette of black and metallic gold was developed, with an accent of orange as a metaphorical link to the team's Orange County home. The result was a strong, typographic mark anchored by a stylized "D" that echoed the image of a duck's foot or footprint. The lettering for the player names and numbers were a team-created font used on every Ducks jersey thereafter. The new uniforms were an evolution of the earlier sweater design but with gold, white and orange sweeping stripes influenced by the curves of the "D" in the Ducks logo. Set with a new look for the 2006-07 season, the Ducks made history and won California's first Stanley Cup.
The most noticeable difference on the Ducks jerseys were around the neck, where orange v-shaped striping and an NHL shield was added at the peak, while the wordmark logo was made slightly smaller.