After much anticipation following the initial reveal and first in-game look, fans of the Washington Capitals are now able to purchase the 2022-23 Reverse Retro jersey and other gear, with products both in-person and online becoming available at 9:00 AM EST. And as one might expect, the new rendition of the Caps’ “Screaming Eagle” design are flying off the proverbial shelves.
Scenes posted to social media show Capitals fans showing up in full force to MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the team’s practice facility, and Capital One Arena, with lines already stretching as far as the eye can see.
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) November 15, 2022
The new design will be worn by the Capitals for seven home games this season, debuting on November 5. The team will host a “Rock the Retro” concert on November 21 to celebrate the release.
Scene at Cap One Arena pic.twitter.com/1NP25Ztb2o
— Scotty2Hottie (@rock_on85) November 15, 2022
It’s 7:30 am at Medstar and fans are lining up to finally can get their hands on this season’s Capitals Reverse Retro apparel. #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/Bb5yCmHfQu
— Shaun Salehi (@ShaunSalehi) November 15, 2022
The Capitals’ team store at Capital One Arena will hosting a launch event at 10 AM, and the location at MedStar will be open until 8 PM tonight.
Make sure to start the coffee a little earlier tomorrow! We will be open 8a-8p tomorrow and all our @Capitals Reverse Retro styles will be available for in-store purchase only! #ALLCAPS
Further information outlined below ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/dJ9SaTkCFS
— Capitals Stores (@ShopMedStarCaps) November 14, 2022
In addition to Shop.NHL.Com, gear is also available on Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s official shop. Adidas’ official website has already sold out.
Shoutout to all the fans that bundled up this morning to join us at the @TeamShopAtCOA and make the #ReverseRetro launch a memorable one!#ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/RzeTlSZtLh
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 15, 2022
The design is the second edition of the Reverse Retro gear produced by Adidas since taking over from Reebok as the NHL’s official merchandise and uniform manufacturer, with a Screaming Eagle collection using the team’s current red, white, and blue colors being used in 2021; that version was the NHL’s most popular.
By Michael Fleetwood
Was anybody able to snag one?
Just barely got one
Does anyone know whether a second batch will be produced? Or was this it?
1 run only
Someone said the NHL store will eventually have a batch, but I don’t know if that’s true.