Central Division Jerseys
The wait is finally over. The NHL has released visuals of the 31 new Fanatics Breakaway jerseys – designed for the fans, by the fans.
In partnership with the National Hockey League and Adidas, Fanatics launched their latest branded merchandise: the “Breakaway” jersey. A lot of hype has circulated the advanced technology incorporated into the new jerseys – from the breathable FanShield fabrics to the customizable FanID option for NHL devotees.
Read on to see the aesthetic changes implemented to all seven franchises competing in the NHL’s Central Division.
Over in the Windy City, the Chicago Blackhawks paired with Adidas to ensure their timeless threads remain untouched. And from the looks of it, the Fanatics Breakaway replica hit the spot. Save for minor modifications to the collar (which is now wider), the Hawks will take the ice in the same fashion as before.
The Colorado Avalanche are one of the few franchises in the league to embrace the change of their jersey’s design. The redesigned uniform stands as a tribute to the team’s original look, satisfying the pleas echoed by old-school fans throughout the past few seasons.
It appears that the Avs opted for a light blue on the shoulders and sleeves, and abandoned the majority of white on the collar. White stripes now line the blue patches that run from wrist to neckline. The most notable change, by far, is the added blue and white stripes that extend to the waistline.
Although rumors claimed the Dallas Stars were in for a complete jersey change, the Texas-based squad chose to preserve the team’s #VictoryGreen identity and traditional jersey stripes.
The Minnesota Wild ushered in a new era of uniforms by axing their old Christmas-themed sweaters and presenting a new green design. The laces below the collar are now tucked in, and the piping along the shoulders has been removed. The team’s “Wild Creature” logo sits solo on the player’s chest while a thick, white stripe crosses the center of the jersey.
Other notable changes include thin red stripes on the sleeves and a white stripe placed at the end of the waistline.
The Nashville Predators’ new Fanatics-crafted jersey embraces a more minimalist look. The Tennessee-based crew ditched the white piping on the front of the sweater, along with the blue patches just below the collar. A keyboard is found on the inside of the collar, and guitar strings now run through player numbers – a nod to Nashville’s iconic music scene.
St. Louis Blues
Not many aesthetic changes were implemented into the St. Louis Blues’ new look. The team opted to maintain its previous jersey design during the transition to the Breakaway threads. Aside from technological changes, the team’s new sweaters now feature white jersey numbers instead of yellow ones.
Following in the footsteps of other NHL franchises, the Winnipeg Jets conserve the same ole’ jersey design. At a second glance, you’ll notice the laces below the collar are now tied down rather than hanging loose.
Like the changes made to your team’s jersey? Suit up this season with the newest Fanatics Breakaway gear by heading over to Fanatics.com, the one-stop shop for licensed sports apparel and fan gear.