Video: Capitals Unveil Uniforms for Stadium Series

The Washington Capitals unveiled their jerseys that they’ll sport for the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday morning. The game will take place on Saturday March 3 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. You can purchase tickets here.

The jerseys are navy blue with some red on the bottom of the torso as well as in the middle of the sleeves with “caps” written across the front.

This is the third time the Capitals have taken their game to the great outdoors. The team has previously participated in two Winter Classic contests on New Years Day. The first one was in 2011 in Heinz Field where Washington defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1. More recently, the Capitals hosted the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015 at Nationals Park where Washington won a 3-2 thriller.

FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
The Washington Capitals, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and adidas today unveiled the new adidas ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and pants the team will wear in the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. Specifically designed for this game, the special edition uniforms will make their on-ice debut when the Capitals take on the Toronto Maple Leafs outdoors at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, home of the NCAA Division I, Navy Midshipmen, in Annapolis, Md. on Mar. 3 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, TVAS)

Inspired by the Capitals’ classic identity and fused with the most advanced uniform technologies available in the new adidas adizero Authentic NHL uniforms, the special edition Washington Capitals’ 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series uniform is a salute to the game’s locale – Annapolis, MD. Marking the first time in Capitals history the team will wear a navy-blue uniform, the overall design aesthetic pays homage to the U.S. Navy and highlights key elements of the Capitals’ identity. Each element of the Capitals’ visual identity has been emphasized to create bolder, more visually pronounced uniforms that are meant to make a statement and be more recognizable in the larger outdoor stadium setting.

The Capitals’ special edition crest design centers around the team’s informal nickname, CAPS™, and is stylistically aligned to the team’s current wordmark. Additionally, the crest incorporates the three stars from the team’s primary moniker, which also honors the Washington, D.C. city flag. The pants feature a new contemporary “W” with three stars of the city flag, which also serves as a subtle nod to the Washington monument.

Additional design details include a bolder one-color version of the Capitals’ numbers for better visibility in the outdoor stadium setting. As a historic tribute to team’s hometown, the numbers are accentuated with a perforated pattern based on Pierre L’Enfant’s original grid plan for the city of Washington D.C. A strong white shoulder yoke serves as a nod to the classic stars & stripes from the clubs’ past uniforms and the thick red stripes and hem stripes evoke thoughts of the city flag of Washington D.C. To complete the look, the jerseys are donned with a special edition 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series patch on the right shoulder of the jersey.

At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the adidas adizero Authentic jersey takes the hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction. The adidas adizero Authentic jersey is lighter, cooler and stronger, featuring adizero lightweight cresting and twill numbers, adidas Clima® technology and Aeroknit detailing, the platinum NHL Shield and an interior fight strap.

The special edition Capitals adidas adizero Authentic Pro NHL Stadium Series™ jersey and the Fanatics “Breakaway” replica Capitals NHL Stadium Series™ jersey will be available online at shop.nhl.com, adidas.com, adidas.CA and at the Capital One Arena Team Store in Washington, D.C. and the Kettler Capitals Iceplex Store in Arlington, Va.

For more information and images of the new jerseys, please visit http://news.adidas.com/US and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @Capitals, @adidasHockey, @adidasca, @NHL#StadiumSeries #teamadidas.

Tickets to the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®. Fans can purchase tickets safely and securely on Ticketmaster and the NHL Ticket Exchange™, with the peace of mind in knowing that the specific seats they buy are the seats they’ll get.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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