“Pittsburgh Gold” has finally returned to the uniforms of Steel City’s hockey team.
The Pittsburgh Penguins today unveiled their new third uniform, basically a straight up copy of their classic 1980s-1990s, two-time (two-time) Stanley Cup championship look.
This is the first appearance of the classic “Pittsburgh Gold” on a regular Penguins uniform since they re-branded and introduced the much less vibrant “Vegas Gold” prior to the 2002-03 season.
The Penguins will wear the new retro uniform twelve times in the upcoming season, they’ll make their debut on October 22nd vs the Flyers.
The full slate of Penguins new third jersey games for 2014-15:
October 22 vs. Flyers
November 15 vs Rangers
November 26 vs Maple Leafs
December 8 at Rangers
December 18 vs Avalanche
December 31 vs Hurricanes
January 13 vs Wild
January 21 vs Blackhawks
February 17 vs Capitals (Caps in white retro thirds PLEASE)
March 14 vs Bruins
March 15 vs Red Wings
April 1 vs Flyers
The Penguins originally wore this style of uniform from 1979/80 until 1991/92. They made the switch mid-way through the 1979/80 season to celebrate the championships of both the Pittsburgh Pirates (1979 World Series) and Pittsburgh Steelers (Super Bowl XIV) by replicating their colour schemes.
Prior to the switch the Penguins had worn baby blue jerseys since their expansion season.
The hockey club would eventually win their own title in these colours in 1991 and again in 1992. Following the 1992 season the uniforms and logos were completely re-designed but the colours remained until 2002/03.