adidas Unveils NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys for All 32 Teams

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“There’s the design process, then sourcing all the materials, and then production,” Jennings said. “When we were finalizing the initial 1.0 version of the Reverse Retro jerseys, we were already starting to think about iterations for this version.”

The project is too big an undertaking to produce annually, but Jennings wanted fans to have another collection of Reverse Retro shirts quickly. All the jerseys took 18 to 24 months to produce, and Jennings credits the adidas design team for speeding through the process.

“Throughout this process, some shirts arrive one day and some the next, and you feel like you’re a kid on vacation opening the boxes.”

Now all the jerseys are finalized and ready for both fans and players to wear.

adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jerseys for all 32 NHL® teams will be available on November 15 for $190-$240 in the US and $210-$260 in Canada exclusively at adidas.com, adidas.com, NHLShop.com, NHLShop.ca and team stores, with increased availability at additional retailers beginning November 20.

“It’s really emotional,” Jennings said. “It’s been a long process, but when we see the responses from the fans, that’s the most rewarding part of the job.”

Here’s a look at what went into each team’s design:

Anaheim Ducks: The 1993 signature asymmetric body stripe, chevron stripes on the sleeves and tri-color player numbers are an ode to the Ducks’ inaugural season uniform, remixed with the team’s modern color scheme.

Arizona Coyotes: The Coyotes are the first team to wear a sienna-colored jersey. Inspired by the 1998-2003 Coyotes third uniform, this jersey depicts a desert and incorporates the Coyotes’ crescent moon logo as part of the landscape.

Boston Bruins: Inspired by the 1995 Bruins third jersey which was originally gold, the main character in this bright white jersey is the Bruin himself. Legend has it that the image of the Bruin was taken from a painting of a bear hanging on the wall of a team executive and that is why it looks like a painted image rather than digital.

Buffalo Sabers: The Sabers uniform combines the style of the 1996 logo with the colors of today. The body stripes and horn-like outline on the upper arm complement the central bison/buffalo crest.

Calgary Flames: The Flames crest sits atop a thick diagonal striped pedestal on this jersey, which is an ode to Calgary’s 1995 uniform. The player’s name and number are italicized to match the crest’s forward movement.” C” for Flames.

Carolina Hurricanes: The team’s current away jersey is redesigned in a striking red for the first time in franchise history. There are two sets of hurricane warning flags on the shoulders and the central “CANES” step shield to highlight the details of the flag.

Chicago Blackhawks: Chicago’s 1983 uniform takes on a literal interpretation of “Reverse Retro.” Black and red colorways are inverted with “CHICAGO” wordmark, inspired by the 2019 Winter Classic crest, across the chest.

Red avalanche: The Stanley Cup champions honor their inaugural season and the first Stanley Cup championship by paying tribute to their state. The central “C” crest is derived from the state flag and the angled stripes mimic the Rocky Mountains.

Columbus Blue Jackets: A black body accented with navy blue stripes along the sleeves honors the original Blue Jackets third jersey while laced in light blue from the team’s current third jersey. The original third jersey was the first display of the current Blue Jackets logo, inspired by the Ohio state flag.

Dallas Stars: The Stars update the team’s inaugural season uniform with their current color palette. The “STARS” word and logo are combined into one as the shoulder patches include images of the state of Texas with a “D” marking the location of Dallas.

Detroit Red Wings: New to the Red Wings uniform, a black trim detail runs throughout the jersey, shorts, socks, gloves and helmet for the perfect look. This jersey pays homage to the 1991 NHL 75th Anniversary jersey with “DETROIT” wordmark inspired by the 1920 Detroit Cougars jersey.

Edmonton Oilers: The first Oilers third jersey takes a modern twist in orange and navy. Front and center is a drop of oil, surrounded by dynamic gears, with each bolt hub representing one of the team’s five Stanley Cup championships.

Florida Panthers: Once on the shoulder of the 1998 jersey, the iconic sun, palm tree and bat logo moved to center stage on the 2022 Panthers jersey. The light blue color was derived from the Panthers’ third jersey. 2009 and is combined with its current primary colors of navy blue, yellow and red.

Kings of Los Angeles: The Kings honor the 1982 uniform by celebrating one of the greatest comebacks in NHL history, the “Miracle in Manchester.” The white jersey features purple and gold trim with a royal crown crest sewn with raised gems and satin stitch embroidery.

Wild Minnesota: The colors of the 1978 North Stars jersey are combined with the modern Wild crest on the new Minnesota jersey, featuring the star and crest trees with raised dimensional treatments.

Montreal Canadians: The Canadiens uniform from 1979, when the team won its 22nd Stanley Cup title, comes to life in a new shade of light blue, inspired by the colors of the city of Montreal.

Nashville Predators: This uniform will feature gold Predators from head to toe, including the helmet, pants and socks, complemented by navy blue and silver accents. The jersey brings back Pred’s fanged head crest from the team’s original 2001 third jersey.

New Jersey Devils: Paying homage to the team’s past as the Colorado Rockies and future as the New Jersey Devils, the newest sweater combines the Devils’ inaugural jersey from 1982 with the Rockies’ previous colors.

New York Islanders: The Islanders celebrate their 50th season with an ode to their 1995 uniform. The Fisherman returns on the center crest with raised embroidered detailing of the Fisherman’s hat, beard and hands with teal accents in the waves. The head-to-toe navy blue color scheme is complemented by orange and white angled trims.

New York Rangers: The Lady Liberty jersey returns in the current Rangers color palette. Shield and shoulder patches tie back to the original jersey, while silver and white detailing creates a shimmery look around New York’s historic statue.

Ottawa Senators: Featuring the 2006 Centurion primary logo on the shoulder patches and the current primary logo on the center crest, the Senators’ jersey fuses eras to celebrate the uniform from their historic 2006-07 run to the Stanley Cup Final. . The original version of this jersey was the team’s first third jersey in 1997, which featured stripes and less curved trim.

Philly Flyers: Harking back to their years as repeat Cup champions (1973-74, 1974-75), the Flyers jersey is almost all black and white with orange accents. It features a thin black outline surrounding the shield to match the one used in 1974.

Pittsburgh Penguins: The streamlined Penguins jersey, worn by Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr for most of their career together in the 1990s, resurfaces with additional gold and white stripe details on the sleeve. The penguin’s shield has dimensional embroidery that raises the shadow of the penguin’s head and wings.

San Jose Sharks: The font and colors of the 1974 California Golden Seals, the Bay Area’s first NHL team, are merged with a new “Sharks” wordmark.

Seattle Kraken: In its second season, the Kraken highlights the team’s sea green color on the body of the jersey. Below, the “S” ridge is submerged in the sea of ​​navy blue stripes, where the Kraken’s red eye peeks out just above the surface.

St. Louis Blues: The Blues honor their inaugural jersey introduced in 1966, which was a prototype worn by club ownership a year before the team hit the ice. The gold and blue combination is inspired by the Blues’ third jersey and other vintage uniforms, including the 2017 and 2022 Winter Classic jerseys.

Tampa Bay Lightning: This t-shirt features sublimated rain, sea and lightning in full sized graphics throughout the t-shirt, with lightning bolts on the side of the pants. It pays homage to his original 1997 Storm third jersey with an electric-style font.

The Toronto Maple Leaves: In honor of their 1961-62 Stanley Cup-winning uniform, the Maple Leafs crest is recreated using vintage single-needle stitching. A new, narrow shoulder yoke with pointed seam was created specifically to match the original sweater.

Vancouver Canucks: Inspired by the 1962 Canucks uniform from the old Western Hockey League, the Reverse Retro Jersey features a recreation of the 1960s Johnny Canuck icon on the center crest. Matching the original jersey, player numbers appear on the left chest and right shoulder only.

Golden Knights of Las Vegas: The Golden Knights created a jersey whose design imagines what a Golden Knights third jersey might have looked like in 1995. It features diagonal “VEGAS” branding and a dazzling font, inspired by vintage hotel signage on the Las Vegas Strip.

Washington Capitals: The Screaming Eagle returns against an all-black colorway on the new Capitals jersey. The 2005 uniform influenced the asymmetrical stripes, the offbeat font, and the new blue and copper colors.

Winnipeg Planes: The Jets ditch the red on their new jersey, highlighting royal blue and introducing a bright white base color. The 2022 Reverse Retro jersey design was inspired by the 1990 jersey, the inaugural year of the uniform worn by Teemu Selanne when he broke the rookie scoring record in 1992-93.


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