The Carolina Hurricane, along with the rest of the NHL Monday morning, unveiled their new Adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jerseys.
âHockey fans love retro jerseys and Reverse Retro is a great opportunity for adidas to work closely with the NHL and the 31 teams to bring a design back to a meaningful point in team history with a twist. unique, âsaid Dan Near, senior manager at adidas Hockey in an official version. âOur goal from day one has been to work with the NHL and all the teams to bring creativity, innovation and energy to the sport with everything we do. What better way to do this than to bring together nostalgia for historic moments in each team’s history with something new via designs that have never been seen before in sport. “
For the Hurricanes, the design is a predominantly gray sweater with the classic Hartford Whaler logo in blue and green, negative space creating an H, as well as blue and green stripes on the sleeves and bottom. Nameplates and numbers are in green with a blue border.
But the most exciting appearance might be Pucky the Whale. The former Hartford mascot takes a prominent place with the new designs, appearing as the shoulder patch on the jerseys.
Although the Hurricanes already revived the Whalers’ uniforms two seasons ago, the Reverse Retro offers an updated and fresh look on the old design.
The league has confirmed that the new jerseys will be worn on the ice for several games during the 2020-21 seasons as special one-on-one matches that include “the renewal of rivalry clashes – both old and new. “.
“NHL team jerseys have long held deep historical significance for avid and casual hockey fans,” Brian Jennings, NHL brand chief and senior executive vice president, said of the jerseys in a statement. official league. âOver the years, the design of each team jersey has evolved to balance history and authenticity with cultural touchpoints. The Reverse Retro program is a celebration of the confluence of nostalgia, style and the overall appeal of the hockey jersey. As a brand, adidas stands at the epicenter of youth, sport and lifestyle and is the perfect partner for this exciting initiative. “
Adidas also announced that the new jerseys will be available for purchase starting December 1 for all 31 NHL teams. For the United States, the price will be $ 180 to $ 225 and will be available on adidas.com or NHLShop.com, for Canada, the price starts between $ 200 and $ 250 and will be available on adidas.ca or NHLShop. that and for fans outside the North. America, jerseys can be purchased at NHLShop.com.
Greater availability at other retailers will begin on December 6.