I sort of glossed over this on Friday when it was announced because I feel like we’ve discussed it in such detail already, but the Chicago Blackhawks did officially acknowledge the minor redesign of their Adidas jerseys for the 2019-20 season.
A brief article on their website attempted to describe the collar fix as a “new twist on the Blackhawks iconic red jersey.” That’s rather a stretch, but okay. In fact they had to go out of their way to explain what changed given how subtle it is.
With the 2019-20 adidas adizero jersey, a sleek new collar transitions from white to a solid red on the front as it comes over the shoulder, leading into the NHL logo with a red background in the center. Last year’s jersey saw the white collar extend all the way down to the NHL logo.
It was also odd that they only addressed the red jersey in this article and the associated short video featuring a seamstress.
We know the white jersey is changing too and finally saw both on the ice during recent rookie game action.
That should bring to a close any open questions with regard to the new Blackhawks jerseys for this season. It’s not perfect, but it is much improved. There’s only so much you can do with these Adizero collars in the first place.
The Blackhawks will begin selling the new jerseys on Sunday, September 15 at Training Camp Festival. Considering these jerseys run $180 apiece, if you have an old one, I suggest investing in a red sharpie and solving the problem with a little DIY elbow grease.
That is all. Have a good night!