NHL and Adidas reveals Reverse Retro jerseys, 5 early winners

REVERSE RETRO
Feb 23, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; A view of the Washington Capitals reverse retro jersey logo during warmups prior to the Capitals' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL and Adidas revealed an event two years in making as all 32 Teams have unveiled their new Reverse Retro jerseys on Thursday.

According to NHL chief brand officer and senior executive vice president Brian Jennings, each team will wear them anywhere between two to eight games this season.

“There’s the design process, then the procurement of all the materials and then production,” Jennings said via NHL.com. “When we were winding down the initial 1.0 drop of Reverse Retro jerseys, we were already starting to think about the iterations for this drop.” It’s been a long process, but when we see the fan responses, that’s the most rewarding part about the job.”

From the NHL:

The adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jerseys for all 32 NHL® teams are available Nov. 15 for $190-$240 in the U.S. and $210-$260 in Canada exclusively at adidas.comadidas.caNHLShop.comNHLShop.ca and team stores, with wider availability at additional retailers starting Nov. 20.

NHL Reverse Retro: Early winners

Here’s a look at five of the early winners on their designs with an excerpt from NHL.com on each jersey.

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

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

New York Rangers: The Lady Liberty jersey returns in the Rangers’ present color palette. The shoulder patches and crest tie back to the original jersey while white and silver details create a glistening appearance around the historic New York statue. 

Anaheim Ducks: The 1993 signature asymmetrical body stripe, chevron sleeve stripes and three-color player numbers is an ode to the Ducks’ inaugural season uniform, remixed with the team’s modern-day color scheme. 

Vancouver Canucks: Inspired by the Canucks’ 1962 uniform of the former 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.