Winnipeg Jets Remember the WHA with New Heritage Classic Uniforms

Written By:  •  Friday, September 13, 2019

The Winnipeg Jets and Adidas today unveiled the uniforms the team will be wearing against the Calgary Flames at the 2019 Heritage Classic.

Based off of the look of the World Hockey Association’s Winnipeg Jets franchise of the late 1970s, the uniform is blue with a red collar and white/red/white striping on each sleeve and around the waist. The chest crest uses era-authentic chain stitching and is the same logo of the WHA Jets (later used by the NHL’s first Winnipeg Jets team up until 1990).

This will be the second uniform the current Jets have worn based off of the old WHA Jets, following the white version of this set used for the last Heritage Classic game back in 2017. They’ve yet to wear uniforms based off of the previous NHL Jets team during an actual game… I’m sure that’ll be next.

Winnipeg announced that the new retro uniform would be worn for an additional two indoor games in the 2019-20 season, December 3rd against Dallas and February 11th against the Rangers — both home games for the Jets.

The announcement follows that of the Calgary Flames, who earlier in the day revealed their uniform for the 2019 Heritage Classic — a throwback to their home white sweater used originally from 1980-1994. This means, unfortunately, the game we’ll see on October 26th will pit two uniforms which were never used at the same time as the WHA Jets mothbolled their design at the conclusion of the 1978-79 season.

Bobby Hull’s game-worn Winnipeg Jets jersey from 1974-75 (photo: gamewornauctions.net)


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