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Coyotes Set to Debut Reverse Retro Jerseys

Saturday's style puts present-day twist on homage to the past

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Arizona Coyotes

It's purple against the Blues tonight.

The Coyotes debut their adidas adizero Reverse Retro jerseys at 6p.m. against the St. Louis Blues at Gila River Arena.

The jerseys are a purple rendition of the team's original green, desert landscape alternate jerseys from 1999-2003.

The game marks the first of five occasions the jerseys will be worn. The Coyotes will sport the uniforms every Saturday home date in February and March, including the next four Saturdays during the team's franchise-long, 11-game home stand.

In-arena game presentation will feature throwback graphics and videos, as well as a soundtrack with '90s music.

The jerseys feature the Peyote Coyote head from the original Kachina logo as the main crest. The bottom trim of the jerseys replicates the original green alternate jersey -- a nighttime desert scene with two saguaro cacti and the Coyote crescent moon rising over a mountain landscape. Gecko lizard patches decorate the shoulders. 

Christian Fischer thinks the Coyotes lead the league when it comes to Reverse Retro style. 

"I think they're awesome," Fischer said. "I think it's hard to debate, but I think we probably have the best ones. Obviously, I'm a little biased. For the players, it's always fun to wear different jerseys. The Kachina jerseys, when we get to wear those, those are awesome. These are right up there with the Kachinas. So, I think we have a pretty good one-two punch with the specialty jerseys. 

"I like the purple -- we've got the purple logo crescent moon at center ice. So, I think having that, with those jerseys, is going to be a pretty cool sight as a fan and as a player. It's going to work well together." 

Conor Garland, who plays an animated game, likes the colorful tones of the specialty threads. 

"I like the colors," Garland said. "They're pretty cool. The jerseys are kind of eye-popping, too. I like the shoulder patches, the lizard."

"I like the Coyote face on the front," Jordan Oesterle said. "It brings back that old-school Coyotes feel, just like the Kachina jerseys."

"It's always fun for the fans and for the players," Nick Schmaltz said. "It makes coming to the rink that night a little bit different. It's fun to do those things."

Black helmets, pants and gloves will be worn with the Reverse Retro jerseys, with socks matching the sweaters.

The Reverse Retro jerseys will feature a Kachina-inspired 25th Anniversary logo patch on the upper-right chest.

A complete list of Reverse Retro dates is below:

  • February 13 vs. St. Louis - 6 p.m. *Tonight
  • February 20 vs. Los Angeles - 5 p.m.
  • February 27 vs. Colorado - 7 p.m.
  • March 6 vs. Minnesota - 5 p.m.
  • March 27 vs. San Jose - 7 p.m.

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