The Edmonton Oilers have released photos and video of their new alternate jersey and fan reviews are mixed, to say the least. (Vote in our poll below.)
Described as minimalist jerseys that were “inspired by the latest fashion trends” and “hockey culture,” the design has dropped the white accents from the traditional orange, blue and white jerseys.
It’s the first time in the organization’s history the jersey doesn’t have the white accents.
“The result is a jersey that allows fans to support their team anytime and anywhere,” the team said in a press release.
The jersey also features minimal piping, opting instead for “symmetrical striping” on the collar, upper sleeves, wrist and hem.
The numbers are also 15 per cent bigger than on the other two jerseys.
The team tweeted out the video and photos of the jersey on Thursday afternoon to mixed reviews.
A few fans even compared the jersey to ones worn by the NFL’s Chicago Bears.
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The new jersey will be worn at all Friday night home games during the 2019-20 season, meaning the jerseys will be on the ice 10 times this season.
Fans can purchase the jersey exclusively at The Oilers Store inside Rogers Place between Sept. 16 and 20.
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