Five Alternate Jerseys revealed for upcoming seasons

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PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 25: Philadelphia Flyers Center Claude Giroux (28) skates during the third period in the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers on February 25, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 4-2. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The NHL has released a few alternate jerseys so far this off-season that teams will use in future seasons. Four of the first five announced will be in play for the upcoming year. Adidas told the league they would only run with home and away jerseys for the 2017-18 year and are now ready to provide teams and fans with something new.

Five Alternate Jerseys revealed for upcoming seasons

Anaheim Ducks

After much anticipation, the Ducks have released their third jersey that brings us back to when the team was first started. The Mighty Duck logo has made its way back on the chest, where it began in 1993 under Disney’s management.

The logo was the franchise’s first, and most iconic. Appearing in Disney’s “D3”, it made its way to professional hockey for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The logo and jersey became an icon of the 90s, as this was really the first professional team to have their look inspired by a movie.

The jersey itself has the original diagonal stripes but changed its primary coloring from eggplant to black. It has updated the striping on the arms but keeps the jade accents. It is a look that has been in the league only one time since the franchise was sold. On a throwback night against the Ottawa Senators, the Ducks turned the clock back and came out with the jersey made by Reebok, as opposed to CCM, who supplied the team’s first jerseys.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes came forward with a familiar look. They have turned their original ‘Kachina’ jersey into the new alternate for the upcoming year. The jersey was first created for their inaugural season in 1996 and was stripped of its title of the primary jersey in the 2003-04 season.

The jersey was brought back for just a few games since making the switch to the maroon ones when Reebok made their jerseys. The difference between the two is that the jersey will have the updated Adidas material.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are back with the black alternate but have updated it with a few changes. The first is that they have added a second ‘hurricane warning’ flag to the patch. The shoulders are ‘storm gray’ and have their primary logo on one side and the North Carolina state flag on the other, both in the same color, making it less visible. An added feature to the jersey is that in between the flags, there is a state outline of North Carolina.

The Hurricanes have done a design like this one in 2008 when the stick only had one flag flying off of it and featured a triangle in the center behind the stick. The trim of the old alternate featured the square pattern they had on their home and away jerseys at the time. The difference between the old and new logo is the addition of the second flag, which indicates a hurricane warning instead of a storm warning that only one flag represents.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers have decided to go back to a black jersey for their alternate. The jersey itself is very simple: Mostly black with some orange striping on the sleeve, cuff and bottom of the jersey. The logo on the chest is the same primary as their home and road one.

The jersey has been seen before, as the Flyers wore it for their 2017 Stadium Series matchup against their in-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins. The last time the Flyers had a black jersey was from 2008-2010 when they wore it for home games.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks are another team that has chosen to bring back an old look. They released a third jersey inspired by their 1989-92 away uniform. The logo features a skate with the word “Canucks” making up the blade.

Unfortunately for Canucks fans and nostalgic hockey lovers, the team will not be using the uniforms until the 2019-20 season.

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