The Pittsburgh Penguins today unveiled their uniform for the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Heinz Field.
Predominantly navy blue with light blue accents, the uniform is a new design that features elements from many different eras of Penguins uniforms. It was designed by Reebok with input from both the Penguins and the NHL.
"We wanted to create a uniform that celebrates the rich history of Penguins hockey, but with a new look – giving fans something they would really like," said Keith Leach, Director of Merchandising for Reebok.
The Penguins wore various versions of blue uniforms from 1967-80, so the colors were selected as a tribute to team history – in keeping with the theme of the Winter Classic event, which is to take the game back to its roots.
The Penguins wore a "throwback" uniform from the 1970s in their first Winter Classic appearance in 2008. This new design is considered a "fusion" because it is patterned after a number of different uniform elements.
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