The NHL And adidas Release Their 2021 Reverse Retro Jerseys For All 31 Teams, Here Are Our Favorites

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The NHL and adidas have unveiled this upcoming season’s “Reverse Retro” alternate jerseys that are supposed to represent the “unique and historical moments in each club’s history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation”.

While none of the jerseys are truly awful looking there are some that are much better than others. Here’s a quick ranking of our top 5 reverse retro jerseys.

Colorado Avalanche (1979 – The inaugural NHL season of the franchise known as the Quebec Nordiques)
• Features the famous Nordiques igloo logo. Rather than stripes, the hem features a unique graphic design of multiple fleur-de-lis – a nod to Quebec’s French culture. The Nordiques prided themselves as being among the most-Northern Teams and now this jersey will be worn by the team playing in the highest elevation. One of the few Reverse Retro jerseys in snowy white, a nod to the Northern Nordiques and the frosty elevation Avalanche. Worn by Hall of Famers Michel Goulet, Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic.

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Anaheim Ducks (1995 – The Ducks’ third year and first third jersey)
• Fans often refer to this jersey as “Wild Wing” as it features their mascot, Wild Wing, breaking through an ice hem stripe.
• The lettering was unique to that one jersey which has not been used on an authentic jersey since.
• The original version continues to be one of the team’s most requested by fans at retail. • It is the only Mighty Ducks jersey to feature sublimated artwork and the only jersey to feature the team’s mascot.

New York Rangers (1996)
• This Reverse Retro jersey marks the return of “Lady Liberty” 24 years after her first appearance. This Rangers remix is updated with several bold details that still honor the original look including a silver color, drop shadow numbers, and the team’s recognizable
Statue of Liberty crest. Rangers legends Wayne Gretzky, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Mark Messier and Adam Graves were icons in this sweater.

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Los Angeles Kings (1989 – The year that Wayne Gretzky became the NHL’s all-time leading
scorer)
• This Reverse Retro Jersey features the team’s beloved crest, an homage to the ‘90s Era of
LA Kings Hockey. The throwback look is combined with the founding LA Kings Forum Blue
and Gold colors, a tribute to the team’s original uniforms in the ‘60s and ‘70s while also
highlighting a favorite color combination of Los Angeles sports fans.

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Arizona Coyotes (1999 – The Coyotes’ third year and first third jersey)
• Instead of traditional striping at the hem and cuff, this Reverse Retro jersey features a graphic depiction of the desert. A unique treatment as the Coyotes brought hockey to the desert and this jersey brought the desert into the hockey rink. This jersey features hem artwork that incorporates the Coyotes crescent moon logo as part of the landscape and a unique lizard shoulder patch.

You can check out the rest below.

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