In a social media campaign debuted on Friday, the NHL made their Adidas-designed World Cup of Hockey jerseys available for purchase in their online store and they’re lit, fam.
Capitals skaters Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia) and John Carlson (USA) act as models for their respective countries along with fellow superstars Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Daniel Sedin, and several others.
It’s cool except for one teeny, tiny problem.
You can’t actually buy Kuznetsov or Carlson jerseys. The NHL has not made customized jerseys available as of yet, so you’re left to buy sweaters of players who were pre-selected.
From the Capitals, that includes:
Eight Capitals players and Head Coach Barry Trotz will participate in the eight-team World Cup, which begins in mid-September. John Carlson, TJ Oshie, and Matt Niskanen will play for the United States; Nicklas Backstrom will represent Sweden; Braden Holtby and Barry Trotz will represent Canada; and Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov will play for Russia.