Today adidas and the NHL unveiled a revamped line of Reverse Retro jerseys for all 32 teams, and the Vegas Golden Knights’ jersey looks like this.
IT’S HERE AND IT’S PERFECT— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) October 20, 2022
Introducing our @adidas Reverse Retro 2022 #reverseretro
Available for pre-order at all VGK team stores today, in-store 11.15#VegasBorn x @adidashockey pic.twitter.com/1kwrIqf8sF
This reveal matches a leak from back in September, and the full body mockup gives you a better idea of what this will look like on the ice.
The @GoldenKnights will be using a black jersey as seen here for their Reverse Retro 2.0. Pretty cool touch on the pants too using a sword on the pants. @icethetics pic.twitter.com/yWxRk5GdBR— Ali Murji (@AliMurji1) September 4, 2022
Per adidas, here are some facts behind the creation of this design.
The Golden Knights will present a jersey whose design imagines what a Golden Knights “Third” jersey might have looked like in 1995.
The jersey features a Vegas diagonal wordmark crest along with a “glitzy” player name and number font system inspired by vintage hotel signage on the strip.
A sword stripe adorns the pant.
Seen in the dark and under black light the creative encore of this jersey showcases hidden glow-in-the-dark stars incorporated in the crest.
The current NHL Shield logo is remixed in vintage orange and black colors.
Personally, I think the Golden Knights being so new, relatively, to the league makes it hard to create a design.
The Golden Knights made the decision to use their gold jersey, previously their alternate, as the main home jersey this season, and I think the Reverse Retro will provide a decent contrast. Stuff like this usually draw a ton of opinions, and I am interested in what you think about them.