Report: Capitals “Screaming Eagle” Logo to Return in 2022-23

The Washington Capitals will be bringing back their “Screaming Eagle” logo next season, according to a Twitter account with a history of correctly reporting Capitals uniform news well in advance.

The oft-forgotten logo from nearly 30 years ago would be returning by way of a black version of the Caps’ mid-to-late 1990s uniform set, to be worn as the club’s Reverse Retro option during the 2022-23 season. This news is courtesy of graphic designer Lucas Daitchman, who Tweeted (and confirmed) it according to a “Capitals source” of his. The report follows a Youtube video from February saying the eagle would be returning, but did not have any colour information at the time.

Normally we wouldn’t put much stock into an otherwise unverifiable source chain (and please note that SportsLogos.Net has not yet been able to confirm the report) but Daitchman’s got a good track record with this stuff. He previously had correctly predicted the general design of the Caps’ Reverse Retros in 2020-21 and again with their navy blue alternate “W” uniforms, both prior to their release, and both courtesy of this same, anonymous Washington Capitals source. It’s certainly plausible that what is being reported here could end up being accurate.

The future design that’s being reported would be a hybrid of the Capitals’ home white and alternate (later road) black uniforms of the late 1990s and early 2000s. We get the soaring eagle from the home whites mashed up with the black (and bronze?) colour scheme of the road/alternate blacks. The black uniforms of the era placed the Caps’ secondary Capitol Dome logo on the chest and were worn as their full-time home uniform during Alex Ovechkin’s rookie season.

LINK: Washington Capitals logo and uniform history

The NHL and Adidas are expected to bring back the Reverse Retro uniform program for a second season this coming fall, it made its début during the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 campaign before taking a year off (we’ll assume due to “global supply chain” issues) for the current 2021-22 season.