At 4:45 P.M. today, the Washington Capitals revealed their new “Alternate Jersey” from the NHL Awards grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Great 8, Alex Ovechkin provided modeling services for the debut. The new jersey was unveiled via “periscope”, a new mobile app that streams live video.
The Washington Capitals will wear a third jersey modeled after the team’s original red jersey for select home games during the 2015-16 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The # will also wear red helmets and blue pants. The new third jersey will replace the 2011 Winter Classic jersey.
The primary color for the uniform is red and closely resembles the team’s jersey worn from 1974-75 through 1994-95. The original Capitals wordmark is featured on the front of the jersey with six stars above it and five stars beneath the numbers on each sleeve. The Capitals will wear blue pants and red helmets with their third jerseys. The new third jersey will replace the white third jersey the Capitals wore from 2011-12 to 2014-15.
The Capitals’ third jerseys will be available in October at the Verizon Center Team Store, Kettler Capitals Iceplex Team Store and online at shop.NHL.com.