The first half of the NHL season has featured plenty of big moments both on and off the ice. Adidas is about to add to that conversation as the official partner for league knits, unveiling their very first All-Star weekend jerseys for the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on January 28. It’s quite an impressive jersey.
Adidas says the ADIZERO uniforms are “inspired by the state of Florida.” For each division, adidas is using the primary colors from the Tampa Bay Lightning as a base. Beyond the native color palette, there’s a custom color treatment featuring things that make Florida so freakin’ Florida: “UV” yellow and solar red to “evoke the warm, vibrant sunset tones and the energy of the Tampa Bay area.”
Creating a more contemporary and sleek aesthetic through bold color blocking, the uniforms are highlighted by a silver metallic film with four die-cut stars, one for each division, that allows the body fabric to show through. Accenting the color palette and jerseys, a custom-designed number font was inspired by the suspension cables of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, a Tampa Bay landmark.
Additional design details include the name of each division (Atlantic, Central, Metropolitan, Pacific) in the back of the collar, along with the All-Star event patch on the right shoulder and corresponding full-color team patch for each player on the left shoulder. Additionally, the NHL Shield crest on the front of the chest has been developed with adizero lightweight materials and kiss-cut silver twill, making the crest more flexible and breathable for the athlete.