The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday afternoon that they will wear their reverse retro jersey four times this season. They will debut it during their game on Tuesday, February 9 vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.
Here are the other three times they will wear it this season:
- Tuesday, February 23 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
- Tuesday, March 9 vs. New Jersey Devils
- Tuesday, March 16 vs. New York Islanders
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The Washington Capitals will wear their Reverse Retro alternate jersey presented by Capital One for four home dates during the 2020-21 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 19, 2021
The Capitals Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic adidas jersey will debut on Tuesday, Feb. 9 vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. They will also be worn Tuesday, Feb. 23 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday March 9 vs. the New Jersey Devils and Tuesday, March 16 vs. the New York Islanders.
Reimagined in the patriotic colors of the flag, the iconic Reverse Retro jersey was unveiled in November 2020 and features the screaming eagle design. The jersey will remind fans of the 1997-98 Capitals team that was comprised of players including Peter Bondra, Olie Kolzig and Calle Johansson. Originally part of a Capitals re-brand that included switching to a lighter shade of blue, the patriotic sweater will be made in the current Capitals red, white and blue. The team originally introduced new logos and uniforms with a blue, black and bronze color scheme in 1995, and retired the look in 2007.
adidas worked closely with the NHL and each of the league’s 31 teams to design a Reverse Retro jersey representing unique and historical moments in each club’s history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation. The adidas Reverse Retro program creates a new formula to showcase the passion of the fans. The overarching design theme during adidas’ two-year-long process was to mine each team’s jersey archive and team colors, remixing them to create something new and never seen before. With that in mind, adidas created uniquely distinct and desirable jerseys that incorporated inverted team colors.
Capital One marks the Capitals first presenting partner of a jersey. In December, Capital One was announced as the team’s official helmet entitlement partner with the placement of Capital One branding on the team’s helmet.
Capitals’ Reverse Retro apparel is available at the Capital One Arena and MedStar Capitals Iceplex team stores as well as online at shop.monumentalsportsnetwork.com and NHLshop.com. All Capital One Cardholders will receive 20% off their purchase when they present and use a Capital One credit or debit card at checkout at the Capital One Arena Team Store. Visit capitalonearena.com/cardholderbenefits for additional details. The discount is only applicable at the time of sale.
By Harrison Brown