DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today unveiled limited-edition jerseys that will be worn by the team during the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ set to take place on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, as Detroit squares off in an Original Six™ matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The game will mark the Red Wings fourth appearance in an outdoor contest since the 2008-09 season.
The NHL Centennial Classic™ jerseys will be available for purchase starting on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (1845 E. Big Beaver Rd.; 248-680-0965) at 11:00 a.m., and at merchandise stands throughout Joe Louis Arena during the Red Wings home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Nov. 26. The limited-edition jerseys are $215 each with a player name and number included on the jersey. The jerseys also will be available online at shop.NHL.com.
The Red Wings NHL Centennial Classic™ uniforms pay homage to the beginnings of the franchise and the NHL’s 100th anniversary season. The color silver is used throughout the uniform as a nod to the League’s milestone season, most notably in a special version of the Winged Wheel front crest that incorporates silver tones into the normally white areas. Additionally, silver is found in the top stripe on both sleeves of the jersey, along with the trim in the uniform numbers.
The silver stripe found on both sleeves honors the 11 Stanley Cup® Championships in Red Wings franchise history. Each individual championship season is listed in the silver stripes, with five championship seasons honored on the right sleeve (1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952) and six on the left sleeve (1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008). The four red stripes on both sleeves are a tribute to the original Detroit Cougars, which prominently displayed stripes in their jersey designs. The pants will also feature a version of the letter “D,” similar to the design worn originally by the Cougars during the team’s 1926-27 season.