According to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski, Adidas will not return as the NHL’s official supplier of apparel, including uniforms, after two more seasons.
ESPN learned that Adidas was not interested in extending the contract with the NHL, who has reached out to other apparel companies and communicated to them that they are looking for a replacement.
“The NHL and Adidas look forward to continuing to work closely together over the next two years and to a smooth transition to the new authentic NHL uniform supplier, which will be announced by the NHL at the appropriate time,” the NHL said in a statement.
Adidas, who was willing to pay at least double than Reebok did previously, replaced them as the league’s apparel company after the 2016-17 season and made the jerseys for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
By Harrison Brown