Tuesday afternoon, the NHL released the jerseys that will be worn by the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators during the NHL 100 Classic outdoor game. This special game, different from the Stadium Series and Winter Classic, will celebrate the NHL’s 100th year of existence. The game will be played at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa on December 16.
The NHL and Adidas took the history of these Canadian teams into consideration for the jersey design. The Montreal Canadiens franchise holds the record for most Stanley Cup appearances (34) and wins (24) throughout the time in the NHA and NHL. The original Ottawa Senators franchise played in the NHL from 1917 until 1934 and won 11 Stanley Cups. The current franchise rejoined the NHL as an expansion team in 1992.
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The Senators jersey will feature the logo used in original franchise. The Canadiens jersey features the classic CH.
The Canadiens jersey is a throwback to the white jerseys worn by the club in the 1930’s and is one of the only white jerseys that did not feature a contrast color on the shoulders. Stiched into the silver stripe on the arm are the franchises Stanley Cup victory years. The right sleeve showcases the years 1916, 1924, 1930, 1931, 1944, 1946, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960. The left sleeve lists 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, and 1993.
Inside the collar features an excerpt from the famous John McCrea poem “In Flanders Fields,” which has been printed on the walls of the Canadiens locker room since 1952. The quote, translated to English, reads “To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.”
The Senators jersey represents the history of the original franchise. The jersey features strong silver accents to represent the Stanley Cup and celebrating the NHL’s first dynasty as the Ottawa Silver Seven.
Ottawa’s 11 Stanley Cup champion years (1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1920, 1921, 1923, and 1927) are embossed on the silver band on the sleeve.
Both jerseys will feature a special patch for the event, with Montreal’s appearing in French.
These jerseys can be a preview for what should be expected for the Capitals Stadium Series jerseys. It seems Adidas is taking a simpler route to all their jerseys this season. This could be due to possible limitations in Adidas production or fear of experimenting too early.
The jerseys are on sale now from $199.99 CAD (blank) to $279.99 CAD (customized).
The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will wear their traditional colors with design enhancements when they play in the Scotiabank NHL100 Classic outdoor game at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa on Dec. 16 (7 p.m. ET, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN).
Each uniform simultaneously pays homage to the history of the NHL and the League’s next 100 years. The color silver was used uniquely in the design as a symbolic accent, drawing a direct connection to the NHL’s Centennial Celebration narrative
As the visiting team, the Canadiens will wear white uniforms. The crest is the current version of the Canadiens “CH” but with silver detailing replacing the white. This version of the crest is repeated on the helmet and pants. The design was inspired by the white jersey worn by the Canadiens in the late 1930s, and is one of the few white uniforms they’ve worn that does not have a contrast color in the shoulders.
The blue and white stripe from the hem is executed on the sleeve with a centennial silver band running between them. This band features tonal fabric details listing the years of the Canadiens’ 24 Stanley Cup championships.
The collar incudes the French version of the NHL shield (LNH), a detail unique to the Canadiens.
The Senators will wear red uniforms trimmed in black, silver and white, with a large white “O” crest that originated from the first generation of the franchise through the team’s current uniforms. To commemorate the NHL’s 100-year anniversary, the logo crest is in premium silver twill. This version of the crest is repeated on the helmet and pant.
Sandwiched between the white and black stripe is a band of silver. As the band wraps around the sleeves, it is detailed with a tonal fabric listing the Stanley Cup championships won by the original Senators.
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