By Ian Oland
The design of the Washington Capitals’ Stadium Series jersey leaked online Thursday ahead of an official announcement by the team or the league.
Adidas, who is in the final season making jerseys for the league, published the sweaters on their website overnight.
ESPN 960 producer Mike Callow first noticed and posted the jerseys on Twitter.
After all the secrecy and delay, adidas dropped the #Caps Stadium Series jersey overnight: pic.twitter.com/CqUpRtOfdu
— Mike Callow (@Mike_Callow) January 26, 2023
The white Capitals jerseys feature an oversized Weagle logo that extends into the arms. The jersey also features white and red stripes. The inside collar includes a print that says WASHINGTON.
The most interesting part of the design is also the most subtle. The head of the eagle is the only part that got stitching and is white thread overtop white jersey. The rest of the design is sublimated.
The sweaters are currently available for purchase online on Adidas’s website.
The Carolina Hurricanes’ Stadium Series jerseys dropped as well. The sweaters are black and feature dark grey and red stripes. The team’s Hurricanes’ logo is blackened out with red highlights on the chest.
The Stadium Series Game game is less than a month away. The two teams will play on February 18, 2023, at NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. We learned the Capitals’ jersey would feature the Weagle as the main logo for the first time in late December.
10 am update: The NHL officially unveiled the jerseys in a tweet and a press release.
The Bigger The Better
Introducing the @Canes and @Capitals 2023 @NHL #StadiumSeries jerseys. With super-sized graphics, you won’t be able to miss ‘em. Catch them live on-ice February 18th.#adidasHockey x @NHL pic.twitter.com/1VA4T7BrlS
— adidas Hockey (@adidashockey) January 26, 2023
The release says the jerseys, and presumably more merch will be available online later today.
11 am update: The Capitals released the full uniform design which includes the look of the helmet, gloves, pants, and socks.
12 pm update: The Capitals’ new Stadium Series jerseys and merch is now available online.
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