This morning the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins both officially unveiled their Adidas uniforms for the upcoming 2019 NHL Stadium Series game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on February 23rd.
The uniforms both match the leaks we’d seen over the past couple of weeks, but it does give us our first look at a couple of elements.
For the Penguins, the uniforms are black with the usual primary logo on the chest with all white removed from it. A single, large Pittsburgh gold chevron stripe on each sleeve, a single thin stripe at the waist, and a think single stripe on each sock. The pants are black with a keystone on the right leg, inside the keystone is the abbreviated form of Pittsburgh, “PIT”.
Name and numbers are single colour Pittsburgh gold. On the inside collar, the Penguins jersey reads “A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY”, a tribute to former Pens head coach “Badger” Bob Johnson.
Helmets and gloves in the first Penguins photo in this post appear to be your usual Penguins home uniform style, but if you look in the below photo Sid is wearing a different set (pants as well), so betting that helmet might change slightly for the game.
With Philadelphia, as we already knew, the jersey is orange with a single black stripe at the waist and two on each sleeve. Numbers are large and single-colour black, the logo – like the Penguins – has had all white removed from it. New for us is a look at the back of the jersey which shows it follows Flyers tradition of the contrasting coloured nameplate.
No word yet, as far as I’ve seen, on if the Flyers are pairing this with orange pants, which I’m really hoping for here because that alone will give me a reason to tune in for the game. Will update this post when that information is available.
For the jersey crests, Adidas is using material based on workwear duck canvas which uses high gauge yarns woven into a thick textile allowing it to stand on its own without a twill backing, a new method for NHL jerseys.