For all you jersey fanatics out there, this NHL offseason is going to be a fun one for you as a number of franchises around the league are set to unveil alternate third jerseys for the upcoming 2018-19 campaign.
Third jerseys took a one-year hiatus after Adidas took over for Reebok as the league's official jersey manufacturer in 2017-18. Now, we're starting to see some awesome designs trickle through.
It's been pretty quiet so far as only three teams have unveiled an alternate look (as of Jul. 24). But we here at Metro will try and predict what some other teams around the league might do for a different look:
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NHL third jerseys we already know
The Carolina Hurricanes were the first to unveil a third jersey this offseason, bringing back an all-black alternate that features the hurricane flag as its crest:
The Arizona Coyotes followed by bringing back their first-ever uniform and logo design after coming down from Winnipeg in the mid-90s. The likes of Jeremy Roenick and Keith Tkachuk made this jersey famous:
We wanted to create the most beautiful jersey in the world.— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) June 22, 2018
Then we realized, the most beautiful jersey in the world was already created.
Introducing our official @adidashockey third jerseys: pic.twitter.com/Ku9RHXLBSH
But the Anaheim Ducks stole the show this summer by turning back the clock to these beauties in their 25th anniversary season, widely considered one of the best hockey sweaters of all-time. Quack quack:
The Vancouver Canucks also went the throwback route as the unveiled the black, yellow and red uniforms made popular by Pavel Bure back in the mid-90s. These will be worn during the 2019-20 season:
In New Jersey, the Devils unveiled a special red, white and green throwback that will be worn that four home games this upcoming season. The Devils wore green instead of black from 1982-1992, a look that many fans have been yearning for:
Our Heritage. ❤️💚 pic.twitter.com/cXaflAb8X1— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) August 21, 2018
The New York Islanders are receiving mixed reviews from this reportedly leaked version of their third jersey. The team has not officially confirmed the design as of yet, but this is something to keep an eye on in the coming days.
Predicting the rest
Jersey worn by the great Lanny McDonald while helping the Calgary Flames to the 1989 Stanley Cup title. pic.twitter.com/U9aLTBZDQP— Hockey Hall of Fame (@HockeyHallFame) September 10, 2016
I've gotta have ONE follower who cares about how awesome the Colorado Avalanche's new third jersey is, right? pic.twitter.com/Fou1U5b8kb— Mike Conklin (@mikeconklin) September 9, 2015
Columbus Blue Jackets:
San Jose Sharks (via Icethetics.co):
St. Louis Blues:
Toronto Maple Leafs:
Love the Capitals retro jerseys so much pic.twitter.com/xfBRw5GVcU— Brando ⚡️ (@13Hockeytown40) November 25, 2016
Zhamnov finished with 25 goals. The other three Jets were Evgeny Davydov (28), Keith Tkachuk (28), and, of course, Teemu Selanne (76). pic.twitter.com/qxr20ZqWxi— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) March 28, 2017