The NHL and adidas revealed the new Colorado Avalanche sweaters at a special event in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, and while fans must wait until September to see their favorite hockey players don the new apparel, at least one local athlete has modeled the new jersey.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was among those at the adidas reveal, which featured an after party with a performance from hip-hop artist Desiigner.
Sanders chronicled his trip to Las Vegas on his Snapchat, which included videos of him heading to the after party where he put on Colorado's new sweater and posed for photos before climbing on stage with Desiigner.
An athlete signed to the adidas stable, Sanders is hot off Broncos Optional Team Activities at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colorado. He finished the 2016-17 season with 79 receptions for 1,032 yards--his third straight year with more than 1,000 yards receiving--and five touchdowns in 16 games.
Avs fans will get the first glimpse of prospects wearing the white road sweater on Friday during the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft. The opening night of the two-day event will be broadcast live on NBCSN beginning at 5 p.m. MT. Rounds 2-7 will take place on Saturday and can be seen live on NHL Network beginning at 8 a.m. MT.
The new jerseys will be availble to purchase in September.