Washington Capitals unveil its ‘Reverse Retro’ alternative jersey


The Washington Capitals, National Hockey League and adidas today unveiled the new authentic adidas ADIZERO Reversed Capitals jersey that the team will wear for select games in the 20-21 season.

Video: adidas Capitals #ReverseRetro JerseyRedesigned in the patriotic colors of the flag, the iconic Reverse Retro jersey features the Howling Eagle design and will remind fans of the 1997-98 Capitals team made up of players such as Peter Bondra, Olie Kolzig and Calle Johansson. Originally part of a new Capitals brand that included the switch to a lighter shade of blue, the Patriotic Sweater will be made in the current Capitals in red, white and blue. The team initially introduced new logos and uniforms with a blue, black, and bronze color scheme in 1995, and retired the look in 2007.

adidas worked closely with the NHL and each of the league’s 31 teams to design an inverted retro jersey depicting unique and historic moments in each club’s history, while refreshing the combination of color and design for a whole new presentation. The adidas Reverse Retro program creates a new formula to showcase the passion of fans. The main design theme during adidas’ two-year process was to tap into each team’s jersey archives and team colors, remixing them to create something new and never seen before. With this in mind, adidas created unique and desirable jerseys that incorporated inverted team colors.

“We are delighted to unveil the Capitals Reverse Retro Jersey which showcases an important era in our team’s history,” said Hunter Lochmann, Marketing Director of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Working closely with adidas and the NHL, our goal was to pay tribute to our 97-98 team, refresh the jersey design and most importantly, follow the feedback from our fans by re-establishing the iconic Screaming Eagle. We are extremely proud of the Capitals Reverse Retro Jersey and can’t wait to see its debut on the ice in the 2020-2021 season. ”

The Capitals’ retro inverted jersey will be available exclusively at Capital One Arena and MedStar Capitals Iceplex team stores from December 1 as well as online at shop.monumentalsportsnetwork.com and NHLshop.com. Further details on the inventory that will be available and further details will be announced soon. To be the first to receive this additional merchandise sales information, subscribe to WashCaps.com/RetroRelease.

During the 2020-2021 season, the Capitals will celebrate the retro jersey through lineup, digital content and honoring the past with a new school vibe.


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