During a press conference on June 18, deputy commissioner for the NHL Bill Daly announced that third jerseys were making a return to the league for the 2018-19 season. They were temporarily discontinued when Adidas took over jersey production from Reebok.
“We are bringing back third jerseys next season,” Daly said. “I can’t tell you the number exactly, but about a third of the teams will have a different one.”
Though it was rumored over the summer that the Capitals were one of the teams expected to release a third jersey, the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan confirmed the news on Friday.
There will be one. Not sure when they’re unveiling or what it will look like. https://t.co/EOIQwoEXIn
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) September 21, 2018
Per Khurshudyan, there is still no indication of what the design will look like, nor when it will be released. Of the teams that have released their third jerseys so far, most have used a throwback or retro design.
The Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, and Winnipeg Jets have all debuted their third jerseys. We’ve compiled them below for your viewing pleasure.
They're back. pic.twitter.com/Ce1hNMRgLV
— NHL (@NHL) July 21, 2018
We wanted to create the most beautiful jersey in the world.
Then we realized, the most beautiful jersey in the world was already created.
— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) 22 June 2018
— NHL (@NHL) September 21, 2018
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) 22 June 2018
— NHL (@NHL) September 17, 2018
— NHL (@NHL) September 13, 2018
We're also excited to unveil the #Oilers retro jersey that will be worn four times this season vs. former Smythe Division opponents, plus the 40th anniversary jersey patch that will be worn on all jerseys during 2018-19! pic.twitter.com/cLgrQBxWY9
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 4, 2018
Our Heritage. ❤️💚 pic.twitter.com/cXaflAb8X1
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) 21 August 2018
— adidas Hockey (@adidashockey) July 28, 2018
— adidas Hockey (@adidashockey) August 28, 2018
— adidas Hockey (@adidashockey) September 15, 2018
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