No Third Jerseys for 2017-18

No Third Jerseys for 2017-18

A Journey into Hockey

We are traditionalists, but it seems we have grown attached to some of the third jerseys in the NHL.

So it will be interesting to see what becomes of NHL fashion after it was announced that there will be no third jerseys next year.

Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that all NHL teams will be permitted to have only home and road jerseys next season as Adidas takes over for Reebok as the official outfitter of NHL uniforms. There will be no third jerseys, in order to make the initial implementation of new sweaters easier.

According to NHL Uniform Database, there are 18 teams with alternate jerseys this season. (That includes the Philadelphia Flyers, with their anniversary ones.)

We like the Wild green uniform as well as the Blue Jackets third jersey. And, the Blues traditional throwback appeals to us. We will not miss the Brooklyn black of the Islanders.