The New Jersey Devils this afternoon announced and unveiled a “heritage” uniform which the club will wear during the 2018-19 season.
Based off of the Devils red-and-green home uniform worn during the club’s first ten seasons in New Jersey, the uniform is white with red shoulders, the shoulders trimmed in white and green, the Devils familiar primary logo on the chest in red and green.
It may have been slightly re-coloured or even “chromified” but in their 36 years playing in the Garden State, the New Jersey Devils have *never* played a game with anything but the “NJ” logo featured prominently on their chests. Not once.
New Jersey’s new jersey is officially classified as a “heritage uniform” rather than a third or alternate uniform; the main difference between the two classifications deals with how often they can be worn and commitments to future seasons. A “heritage uniform” can only be worn a maximum of six times per season and can be scrapped after one year while a third or “alternate” uniform must be worn a dozen times and for at least three seasons.
At least that’s what I’ve been told.
The Devils will wear their new heritage uniform four times at home in 2018-19 (and I’m sure a couple of times on the road as well). As it’s a white uniform being worn at home, expect their opponents for these games to be a team on a single-game road trip, a team which plays nearby (thinking… Rangers, Islanders, Flyers).