Adidas and the NHL finally released the Florida Panthers’ new sweaters on Tuesday night with few changes to a look the team unveiled last summer.
Although the Adizero jerseys are different from the Reebok sweaters they replace, the Panthers logos, colors and striping remain from last year.
The biggest change on the new jersey is the team made its logo shield larger.
While the jerseys look similar to last year, Adidas says the construction and design is all new.
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“At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship,” the Adidas release begins, the new jersey “takes the hockey uniform system and hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction.”
By using new materials, Adidas claims its newest hockey jersey can reduce weight by 19 percent thanks to new new lettering and numbering material also used in the logo.
Adidas also claims its new jersey is much cooler (temperature wise) and stronger than the old togs.
The Panthers say they are taking orders for the new jerseys (the team has been selling last year’s Reebok models at a discount) at their team store.
▪ The Panthers will hold their annual development camp June 27-30 at their training facility in Coral Springs. The roster will be determined following this weekend’s NHL Draft which is being held at Chicago’s United Center.
The Panthers will also host a Summer Summit with new coach Bob Boughner on June 29 at BB&T Center.
PANTHERS DEVELOPMENT CAMP
At Panthers IceDen, Coral Springs
Tuesday, June 27: 2:15-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28: 9 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
Thursday, June 29: 9 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
Friday, June 30: 9-11 a.m. (scrimmage)