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2023 NHL All-Star Game Uniforms Unveiled: Reverse Retro, Miami Vice Style

The 2023 NHL All-Star Game will have a very South Florida vibe next month.

Following a leak yesterday afternoon, the NHL officially unveiled the uniforms during the second intermission of the Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning U.S. national telecast late last night. The design combines a fan-favourite retro All-Star Game uniform style with colours synonymous with the South Florida area where the game will be played on February 4.

Continuing on with the Reverse Retro 2.0 program unveiled earlier this season, Adidas and the NHL are bringing back the style of uniforms worn during the All-Star Game from 1994 until 1997. In true Reverse Retro fashion, while the logos and striping remain the same, things have been recoloured to give the throwback threads a fresh new look.

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The original Western and Eastern Conference logos are back, recoloured black, Biscayne Blue (teal?) and Flamingo Pink (pink.) to match the South Florida theme of this year’s game, as is the NHL’s mostly forgotten alternate black and orange rounded puck logo of the 1990s. As is the case with all Reverse Retro jerseys in 2022-2023, the NHL logo appears at the collar with orange instead of silver.

The Eastern Conference jersey is black with the giant star striping style trimmed in teal and pink. The base of the jersey with white. This black-white divide carries over to the back of the jersey, just as it did in the ’90s. The original Eastern Conference All-Star jersey from this era was predominantly teal, so it’s nice to see that return in this version of the design.

NHL Eastern Conference All-Stars uniform, 1994-1997

Moving over to the Western Conference, the same star style is used but re-coloured to be white with a teal base, black and pink separating the two:

Again, the conference logo has been recoloured, where the Eastern logo added teal to the outside, and the Western goes with pink.

Back in the day, the Western Conference All-Stars were purple and black:

NHL Western Conference All-Stars uniform, 1994-1997

What’s the plan for if two teams from the same conference meet up? Is there an alternate version of each of these jerseys for each conference? Good question! I had the same. Turns out there are alternate versions of each team sweater available in this case, as reported on espn.com “if the West meets the West or the East meets the East in the All-Star tournament final, there are dark and white versions for each conference.” No, I don’t have a photo of these alternate sweaters, though I imagine they’re just the other conference’s design with the proper conference logo on the front.

We’re getting team logos on the left shoulders, and the 2023 NHL All-Star Game logo goes on the right shoulder. They will be the usual team logo and, sadly, not the Reverse Retro version.

The NHL All-Star Game is the perfect event for the league to have fun with their uniforms; I think it’s fantastic they chose to do what they’ve done here for 2023. Though, I still hold out hope that one day, someday, we’ll see those old black and orange uniforms once again for an All-Star Game.

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