Anaheim Ducks New Logo and Jersey Unveiling

Anaheim signs NCAA standout Bailey: two years, $1.38M


The Anaheim Ducks, a team with a long history of success in signing college free agents, have inked Alaska-Anchorage senior forward Matt Bailey to a two-year, two-way deal worth $1.38 million, per TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.

Bailey, 22, has spent the last four years at Anchorage-Alaska after spending time with both Tri-City and Sioux Falls of the USHL. This year he had 20 goals and 38 points in 38 games, earning first-team All-WCHA honors.

As mentioned, the Ducks have a long history with unearthing collegiate players that went undrafted, like Bailey. Former Alaska-Anchorage product Curtis Glencross broke in with the Ducks after signing as a free agent in 2004, and the club’s also gave the likes of Dustin Penner (signed out of the University of Maine) and Chris Kunitz (signed out of Ferris State) their NHL starts.



Avs unveil new third jerseys

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The Avalanche will be throwing a bunch of different looks at us this season.

Having already released specialized “Mile High” jerseys for February’s Stadium Series game, the Avs unveiled new third sweaters on Friday — less than 24 hours after a bitter 5-4 home loss to Minnesota in their season opener.

(Guess Colorado wanted to send out some good vibes after blowing a 4-1 third-period lead.)

While undoubtedly exciting for the organization, the release of these new thirds isn’t taking anybody by surprise. Last month, several websites published leaked images of Colorado’s and Anaheim’s third jerseys, so the design has been in the public eye for several weeks.

The Avs will debut these new thirds on Oct. 24, in a Saturday night tilt against Columbus.

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Report: Escrow set at 16 percent

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Hey, remember in June when the NHLPA voted to keep the five-percent growth factor in spite of increasing worries about escrow?

Well, here’s why that decision was a significant one, via TSN’s Frank Seravalli:

With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday.

That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this season’s hockey-related revenue is counted to ensure a perfect 50-50 revenue split with owners.

Now, this doesn’t mean that the players will definitely lose 16 percent of their salaries. Typically, they receive refunds when all the accounting is done.

Still, 16 percent is a good-sized chunk to withhold. They won’t be thrilled about it.

Related: To understand escrow, consider Duncan Keith