The Washington Capitals, the last NHL team left set to roll out a new uniform for the 2020-21 season, finally did so on Monday morning.
It’s a navy blue jersey with white shoulders, a white and red collar, and thick red stripes trimmed in white on both arms as well as around the waist. The logo on the chest is a modified version of their Winter Classic design, a white “W” with the top of the Washington Monument formed in the middle, three red stars above. Inside the back collar is the team motto of “ALL CAPS”.
The team says the design is modelled after what they wore for the 2018 Stadium Series which featured a similar jersey style but instead with an abbreviated “caps” logo across the front.
“The large W on the front of the jersey serves as a tribute to Washington, D.C., with the Washington monument structure peaking in the middle of the W”, reads the news release from the team. “The ‘W’ stands alone as a Capital Letter to symbolize the strength of the nation’s Capital.”
Three red stars are placed above the white “W”, these stars represent Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
“The colour scheme is aligned with the United States of America’s flag”, continues the release, “each colour also representing attributes displayed by Capitals fans: red stands for dedication, white represents loyalty and blue honours community.”
Late last month, the Capitals teased that they would be introducing a new third jersey, at the time saying only that it would come sometime after January 1st. This jersey, if legit (and it really looks legit), would be the first *new design* the Caps have introduced as a third jersey since the black Capitol Domed uniform they began wearing in 1997 (yes, 24 years ago!). Washington brought back their old uniform designs from the 1970s in both white and red over the last decade as third uniforms several times.
Washington will debut the new blue uniform tomorrow (Jan 26) against the New York Islanders, they will be worn a total of seven times during the 2020-21 season. The full schedule below, as you can see, they will be worn once against each of their East Division opponents.
January 26 vs Islanders
February 7 vs Flyers
February 21 vs Rangers
March 25 vs Devils
April 8 vs Bruins
April 15 vs Sabres
May 1 vs Penguins