The Colorado Avalanche are getting an outdoor game this year; they’ll host the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Light Field on February 27th this winter.
Now, we know what they’ll wear, too.
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— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 21, 2015
The jersey is a throwback to the Colorado Rockies jersey of old — paying homage to the last NHL team in Colorado prior to the relocation of the Quebec Nordiques in 1995. (Of course, the Rockies are still in the NHL — they play in Newark, New Jersey, and have been rebranded as the Devils — but that’s another story).
This was likely going to be what happened; the Avalanche third alternate jerseys this year were revealed earlier in the off-season, and they also pay homage to the old Rockies logo. Seeing it on the Stadium Series jersey as well, since teams have made a habit of throwing back to their older jerseys in the designs of their outdoor jerseys, is a nice touch — the Avalanche themselves haven’t really undergone any radical jersey redesigns in the team’s history, so it’s good to see the team find a way to incorporate regional history with their heritage-style jersey designs. Now the Sharks just need to find a way to bring in the California Golden Seals, and all will be right in the world of the league’s jersey designs.
The Red Wings haven’t revealed their own throwback design for the game, but expect those to come out soon enough.