The Boston Bruins today unveiled a new retro-themed third jersey in advance of its on-ice debut coming on Black Friday.
Appropriate for the date of its first game, the uniform is indeed mostly black, it has two stripes – one gold, one white – on each arm, around the waist, and on each sock. Player numbers on the sleeve are two coloured — gold numbers with white trim.
On the front of the jersey is the classic Bruins “B” logo in gold and white all on its own, no “Hub City” tribute going on here.
It’s very similar in style to what the Bruins wore during the 1949-50 season, the only other time in which the “B” logo was worn without any shoulder decoration. Like 1949-50, the 2019-20 jersey has simple gold and white striping (the 1949 version had an extra stripe), but unlike 1949 the socks are not nearly as stripey.
The “B” was first worn on its own in 1932 with brown instead of black, the Bruins switched to black in 1934. It came back as a throwback alternate uniform in honour of the NHL’s 75th anniversary in 1991-92 and again for the Winter Classic game at Notre Dame earlier this year.
Boston will wear the new look eleven times in 2019-20, no full schedule has been released aside from that first game it’ll be worn on Friday when their opponent will be the New York Rangers (a real classic jersey matchup there!)