ECHL partners with Athletic Knit as jersey provider

Written By:  •  Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The ECHL announced moments ago that it will partner with Toronto-based sports apparel firm Athletic Knit as its exclusive jersey provider beginning with the 2019–2020 season.

Athletic Knit has long had a relationship with the league—you’ll see designer Jeff Tasca’s name in numerous articles about ECHL promotional uniforms on this site—but with this announcement, the league formalizes the firm as the exclusive provider of home, away, and third jerseys for all ECHL teams, as well as jerseys for the ECHL All-Star Classic each season.

“Athletic Knit has been providing jerseys to the ECHL and our teams for a long time through our Theme Night Programs and their innovative design and commitment to customer service continues to impress our teams,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “We look forward to expanding this relationship as Athletic Knit product will now adorn ECHL teams throughout the season.”

The ECHL’s Reading Royals frequently used Athletic Knit for their theme night jerseys, including this 3D style design last year

The ECHL features 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces, and has affiliations with 25 of the 31 National Hockey League teams. The league’s teams will be unveiling the new Athletic Knit jersey designs throughout the upcoming summer in preparation for next season, the thirty-second in the league’s history.

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