The Arizona Coyotes will have a different set of uniforms starting this season.
The new duds were officially unveiled at the team’s 2015 NHL Draft Party at Gila River Arena in Glendale.
“We are very excited about our new jerseys and uniforms,” said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. “We are fortunate to have one of the NHL’s best primary logos and as promised, that remains unchanged. We went through an extensive process with the NHL and Reebok which lasted about a year and produced numerous different uniform combinations. We wanted to maintain the classic design of our old jerseys but create a fresh new look that our fans can be proud of. The final product reflects the very best of those efforts and we are thrilled with the results.”
The uniform’s changes are described in a press release sent out by the team:
The body of the Coyotes home and away jerseys remains unchanged but the new jerseys feature an original sleeve stripe designed to connect with Arizona’s distinctive striated landscape. These bold sleeves, along with a striking black pant, will be worn both at home in Glendale and on the road. The new red jersey shoulder patch features a coyote’s paw “A” mark, an icon built for Arizona’s hockey fans; while the white jersey shoulder will carry an updated “AZ” mark, connecting back to the new word mark. Finally, a uniquely Southwestern pattern in the jersey’s neckline connects the Coyotes to the legacy of Arizona. This updated uniform features Reebok’s latest technological innovations and represents an industry leading commitment to the best for the athlete.
The change is the first major departure from the same general look the team has worn since 2003, when it went away from its inaugural-era Kachina-style set.
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