The NHL officially unveiled the reverse retro jerseys for every NHL team for the 2022-23 season, and there are some real winners in the group.
There are are also a couple of duds.
What exactly is a reverse retro jersey? It is simply an alternate jersey that ties in some past looks with new color and design schemes. Every team has one, and they will wear them a minimum of two times and a maximum of eight times during the season. This is the second year in a row the NHL has done this.
Here are all of them in one picture.
#ReverseRetro is back!— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 20, 2022
In collaboration with teams, @adidashockey and the @NHL unveiled jerseys that call back to unique historic moments in each Club’s history and will be worn during the 2022-23 season beginning in November. https://t.co/hCCrvqEOJh pic.twitter.com/XY0uzv3lxF
So, whose designs hit a home run? How about the Florida Panthers who tied into the Miami vibes with this color scheme.
CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) October 20, 2022
☀️ » https://t.co/1scA7KeX0m pic.twitter.com/KH4Cdwon1m
The most requested jersey from fans came from Islanders fans who wanted to see them bring back the infamous "fishsticks" jersey. So they did. They are called Fishsticks jersey because the guy on the logo looks like the Gorton's Fishstick logo.
The next era of the Fisherman is here.— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) October 20, 2022
Introducing our @Adidas #ReverseRetro 2022
Available 11.15 | #Isles x @adidashockey
Preorder yours starting at 12PM on https://t.co/3e5gLhpyyQ pic.twitter.com/4kH0q7H212
The San Jose Sharks also scored a winner here by channeling the color scheme and font of the old California Golden Seals, originally a 1967 expansion team that eventually relocated to Minnesota to become the North Stars.
Bay Area Past Bay Area Future— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) October 20, 2022
Introducing our @adidas Reverse Retro 2022 #reverseretro!
#SJSharks x @adidashockey pic.twitter.com/sfUzKIXasp
Speaking of Minnesota, the Wild's reverse retro also pays homage to the old Minnesota North Stars with the color scheme.
Clean in green. #ReverseRetro— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) October 20, 2022
Get yours 11/16 | #mnwild x @adidashockey pic.twitter.com/9fy5YeurQd
As for the teams that failed on the assignment, or did not understand.
Detroit and Chicago went with the barber pole look, which is fine on its own, but they look exactly the same. It is the same jersey just with different colors.
October 20, 2022
Then finally we have the Toronto Maple Leafs who just .... used their same uniform?
2022 ⏪ 1962#reverseretro Get yours 11.15#LeafsForever x @adidashockey pic.twitter.com/sxoQZx5ObI— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 20, 2022
It is fine. But it looks like what they wear every night anyway.
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