SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The National Hockey League (NHL®) and adidas today unveiled the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and uniforms for all 31 NHL teams, including the Minnesota Wild, which will make their on-ice debut with the 2017-18 season.
The Minnesota Wild Brand Content and Creative Services team worked with designers from the NHL and adidas to give the new home jersey a vintage feel that pays tribute to some of the best sweaters from the long history of our game in the State of Hockey. The primary color of the home jersey is Forest Green with a distinctive wheat-colored horizontal chest stripe that sets off the primary logo crest on the front of the jersey. A wheat stripe is also included at the bottom of the jersey. The new shoulder patch takes its design from the Wild script wordmark that had been a part of the green alternate sweaters that were worn from 2009 until last season. That distinctive "M" was also featured on the Stadium Series uniform worn by the Wild on Feb. 21, 2016. The new home uniform also includes Iron Range Red stripes on the sleeves and socks, and the numbers on the back of the jersey are outlined in Iron Range Red. The new adidas road jersey carries on the popular look and clean design first introduced on the white jersey for the 2013-14 season. For more information on the jerseys please visit wild.com/formthefuture.
At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey takes the hockey uniform system and hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction.
- Lighter - Featuring new cresting materials and construction technology, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey reduces crest weight by up to 46% to deliver a new jersey that is up to 19% lighter when compared to the current NHL jersey.
- Cooler - The ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey features adidas Clima® technology in each of the jersey fabrics to deliver breathability and enhanced performance. Combining moisture management technology and a streamlined silhouette to maximize air flow circulation with materials that are up to 133% more permeable than fabrics currently used on ice allows athletes to be cooler.
- Stronger - Constructed for durability, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey fabrics are up to 27% stronger in burst testing and up to 72% tougher in abrasion testing compared to the current NHL jersey.