The NHL’s online store just got a new addition.
The league’s Adidas jerseys are officially on sale now at shop.nhl.com.
The Washington Capitals new sweater has minimal changes. While none of the team’s logos were changed, the team’s secondary Weagle logo was moved up higher on the shoulder. There is also a stripe pointing towards the collar and different striping down the arm and midsection. Meanwhile, the NHL’s shield has been redesigned and is now more embossed and texturized.
Reebok’s V neckline has been removed in favor of a more of a circular drooping collar. The jerseys, which are made with a more breathable mesh fabric, are less structured and free form than last year’s jerseys.
Here’s a closer look.
LAS VEGAS — As the NHL was getting ready to officially unveil the new Adidas jerseys for all 31 teams, including the Vegas Golden Knights’ first ever jersey, images of the new sweaters and the 2018 Draft hats leaked online.
The Capitals updated game wear has minimal changes, simply moving from the previous Reebok template to the new Adidas one after the latter became the official outfitter of the NHL.
The jersey features a mesh area from the shoulders up and appears to make for a tighter fit over players’ pads over the Reebok version. The Adidas logo is emblazoned under the collar on the back of the jersey.
After Adidas’ new jerseys for the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues leaked on Tuesday afternoon, the hat that will be worn on Draft Day was leaked.
Tuesday evening, Adidas, the new official outfitter of the NHL, will be launching the Vegas Golden Knights’ first official sweater, as well as new jerseys for the other 30 current teams.
This afternoon, the jerseys for the Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues, and Columbus Blue Jackets leaked prior to the official release.
After I finished up my weekly skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, I put on my shoes and strolled into the Caps team store. I was hoping to find ironic Metropolitan Division champs merchandise to wear at RMNB parties.
Instead, what I found left me excited beyond belief. Everything’s on sale.
Monday, the day after the Pittsburgh Penguins repeated as champions, the NHL began promoting their upcoming relationship with the Adidas brand. At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, Adidas will officially become the NHL’s outfitter, replacing Reebok after ten years. And it appears their relationship is beginning earlier than this fall.
How about in eight days?
According to The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo, NHL teams will be ditching their alternate sweaters for the 2017-18 season, as Adidas takes over as the the NHL’s new official jersey outfitter from Reebok.
That means that the Caps will likely be waving goodbye to their current third-jersey throwbacks.
Since we’re nearing the end of Valentine’s Day, let’s end on something cute, shall we? Thursday, during Russia’s 5-2 win over Slovenia, Alex Ovechkin‘s fiancee, Maria Kirilenko, was watching the game in the stands like normal.
What she was wearing was a bit remarkable though. The day before, the Russian language Sport-Express spoke to Maria and asked her if she’d be wearing an Ovi jersey. She did at Dynamo games. You’d think the answer to this question would be simple, but it’s not when you’re dealing with famous athletes who have big-money equipment deals with even more famous athletic companies.
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