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NHL, adidas unveil new uniforms - and they killed off Johnny Canuck

22 June 2017

This time I think Adidas and the National Hockey League got it right.

Additionally, the home uniform now features the "M" ligature first launched in the 2016 NHL Stadium Series.

All 31 teams, including the expansion Las Vegas franchise, will unveil their new adidas-altered jerseys Wednesday night during the NHL Awards Show (8 p.m., NBCSN) in Las Vegas.

In 2015, the NHL and adidas announced a seven-year partnership in which Adidas becomes the authentic on-ice outfitter for the league, as well as an official supplier of licensed apparel and headwear, starting with the 2017-18 season. The Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators are among teams sporting discernible changes with their new technologically-advanced ADIZERO sweaters.

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The biggest change on the new jersey is the team made its logo shield larger.

The new Winnipeg Jets jersey by Adidas.

According to the press release, the jerseys are 19 percent lighter in weight and 27 percent stronger.

"We're excited for the fans and players to see the innovation and performance features that adidas put into creating the new jerseys", Brian Jennings, NHL Chief Brand Officer and Executive Vice President said. The materials are up to 133 per cent more permeable than the fabrics that were used last season.