The anticipated league-wide Reverse Retro jersey's are here at last! With the collaboration of the NHL and adidas, the new jerseys pay tribute to the rich history of the LA Kings.
This is the first time in League history that all 31 teams have participated in a League-wide alternate jersey program. adidas worked closely with the NHL® and each team to design a Reverse Retro jersey representing unique and historical moments in each club's history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation.
First, the crest of the jersey pays homage to the 1989-1990 season when Wayne Gretzky broke the NHL record for most points ever, passing Gordie Howe's 1,850 points. Gretzky did so on Oct. 15, 1989 with a third period goal against the Edmonton Oilers, backhanding a puck in on the Kings current Goalie Coach, Bill Ranford.
The second tribute to the Kings Reverse Retro jersey, completing the new look is the Kings original colors of LA Kings Forum Blue and Gold. Both the design and colors of the uniform commend the Kings history in the 60's and 70's, while also highlighting a color combination favorite among the Los Angeles sports fans.
"We love the Kings jerseys and we feel our fans will as well as we hear so often from them that they enjoy when we go back and revisit our history," said Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille.