Don’t look now, but hockey season is upon us, which means it’s time for the annual Uni Watch NHL Season Preview. And it’s a particularly momentous season for NHL gear, because the league has a new equipment outfitter: Adidas, which is taking over for Reebok.
Most teams have simply transferred their existing uniform designs onto the Adidas tailoring template, so their on-ice looks will be largely the same. Still, there are some league-wide changes worth noting, so let’s take a few minutes to examine some of the features of the new Adidas uniforms.
The Capitals are sporting the fauxlo and have also adjusted the angle and positioning of their upper-chest striping.
Comparison of Capitals’ home uniforms, showing new collar and adjusted upper-chest striping. pic.twitter.com/vOEq9xF88Q
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) September 23, 2017
Comparison of Capitals’ road uniforms, showing new collar style. pic.twitter.com/6crpYYVDYS
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) September 19, 2017