There’s now a fifth jersey in the Golden Knights collection. Adidas revealed the new edition of their Reverse Retro jerseys today.
This sweater “imagines what a Golden Knights third jersey might have looked like in 1995.” The font and numbering are inspired by vintage hotel signage on the Strip. Oh, and just to make sure you get the full Vegas ostentatiousness: There are hidden glow-in-the-dark stars incorporated in the crest that can be seen in the dark and under a black light. –Greg Wyshynski on ESPN.com
The lettering borrows its font from the Excalibur hotel while the glow-in-the-dark aspect mimics the famous Stardusk stars.
The Golden Knights are expected to wear these jerseys eight times this season.
Jerseys are not available for purchase until November. (We’ll tweet out a SportsTown link when they are).
The Golden Knights made quite the splash this offseason with the release of their much anticipated third jersey. The third jersey became the first metallic gold jersey in professional sports history.
But, the jersey releases for next season aren’t done yet!
The NHL is introducing a new “Reverse Retro” jersey line that will be unveiled for all 31 teams sometime before the beginning of next season. A few have already leaked out and we’re now able to share the exact design of the Golden Knights version.
Through a source close to the design of the jersey we were able to get a long look at the design and have recreated it to show it off before it’s released for sale.
The jersey is mostly red with the Golden Knights’ secondary logo, the sword star, across the chest. The primary logo is on each shoulder. The jersey numbers, both on the back and the sleeves, are mainly white with a gold and black border. The nameplate is red with white letters. The design includes a “V” shaped pattern of grey, gold, and black at the bottom of the jersey. Those same colors are along the sleeves. The collar is mostly gold with a black border.
Without further ado, here it is…
The “retro” in reverse retro is a nod towards the Las Vegas Thunder. The Thunder had various versions of the “V” pattern at the bottom of their jerseys during their six seasons in the International Hockey League. (Examples – 1, 2, 3, 4)
Per Icethetics.com, the jerseys are expected to be worn in games.
My understanding of these Reverse Retro jerseys is that each team will have one and they will be worn only once or twice per season—and likely between certain rivals. In other words, these Flyers and Penguins jerseys were designed to contrast so they could be worn opposing each other in the same game. –Chris Smith, Icethetics.com
The jerseys are expected to be available in both Adidas and Fanatics versions like all other VGK game jerseys.
These jerseys are also similar to ones worn by the 2000-06 Calgary Flames. (Examples – 1, 2, 3, 4)
Though we still have no idea how many games the Golden Knights are expected to play in the 2020-21 season, we now know for sure how many jerseys they’ll wear during the year and that number is four.
**Stick tap to our guy Drew Goldfarb for working with us to re-create the design.”
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