The St. Louis Blues tonight unveiled their 2022 NHL Winter Classic uniform at Busch Stadium prior to the St. Louis Cardinals game which they’ll wear outdoors at Target Field in Minneapolis against the Minnesota Wild on January 1st.
Sticking with a tried-and-true design, the Blues Winter Classic jersey is essentially a reboot of their original 1967-68 expansion season road white uniform, just with the white tinted to appear a little more aged.
And just like that one-season special, the jersey has blue shoulders with thin white, blue, and yellow stripes which flank an all-blue collar, the classic “Bluenote” logo front and centre on the chest, and a thick yellow stripe centers two thin blue ones around the waist as well as on each arm. This exact style was adjusted after their Blues inaugural season with the yellow and blue striping reversed for 1968-69.
“It’s just cool having vintage colours. It reminds me of the first jerseys the Blues wore,” St. Louis Blues captain Ryan O’Reilly said to stlouisblues.com. “Seeing it, I just think of the history. You feel the game, how it’s been played long before you and the history of the city. The jerseys are really cool, they turned out great. They did a heck of a job with them.”
This uniform design also completes the expansion season/Winter Classic set the Blues had started with the 2017 Winter Classic uniform, that game played at Busch Stadium against Chicago, saw the Blues wear the home blue version of their 1967 uniform.
Now that the Blues set has been officially unveiled, we can get our first look at the full 2022 Winter Classic uniform matchup, pairing the Wild’s 1930s inspired green set against the aforementioned Blues ’67 whites.
Let’s take a look at that matchup now:
Considering the Wild were going with a 1930s look, I would’ve preferred to see St. Louis do the same to help this pairing match a little better, but I get what the Blues wanted to do by finally wearing that original white sweater just one more time.
Some more pics from the Blues…