The Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the other 30 NHL teams, will only have two jerseys next season: a home and an away. There will be no alternate or third jerseys, according to a Star Tribune report.
Multiple sources tell the Star Tribune that all NHL teams will be permitted to have only home and road jerseys next season as Adidas takes over for Reebok as the official outfitter of NHL uniforms. There will be no third jerseys, in order to make the initial implementation of new sweaters easier.
This isn’t anything new. There were only two jerseys for each team when Reebok took over in the 2000s as well, and then third jerseys were right back in the rotation the following season.
Adidas hopes to blend “between tradition and innovation, with adidas’ cutting-edge adizero technology blending three lightweight, resilient fabrics to keep the players cool and comfortable while providing added flexibility and improving overall movement.”
The Flyers have had an alternate jersey in each of the last few seasons, with the 50th Anniversary design this season and the 2012 Winter Classic design for the seasons prior to that. They of course will also have their Stadium Series for the February 25th outdoor game in Pittsburgh.
However, next season the Flyers will only have their classic home and away looks. We can assume that they will be orange and white and the Flyers crest has not changed in it’s 50 years of existence.
Adidas will implement their iconic three stripe design into the new jerseys, potentially on the side like we saw at the World Cup of Hockey. There has also been rumors of advertisements coming to NHL jerseys in the near future, but there has been no development on that as of yet.
We wrote last summer that the Adidas deal shouldn’t scare you, and this should be a positive step for the league.
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