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Kings unveil 50th anniversary jersey

Gray alternate to be worn for 14 home games this season @NHLdotcom

The Los Angeles Kings unveiled their 50th anniversary jersey Tuesday, incorporating gold into their black, white and silver color scheme.

The gray-based jersey features black shoulder yokes, and black numerals and nameplates, along with the Kings' LA crest. All elements are trimmed in white along with gold to commemorate Los Angeles' 50th anniversary in the NHL.

The 50th anniversary jersey will serve as the Kings' alternate this season. They will wear it during 14 home games at Staples Center, debuting against the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 22.

"As we continue toward the start of the hockey season, our 50th anniversary, sharing this jersey for the first time is a real thrill for us," Kings president of business operations Luc Robitaille said. "We put a lot of thought, time and effort into the design and we are very proud of the final product."

Tweet from @LAKings: The golden anniversary. #LAKings50

Among the features of the jersey are five gold diamonds on a purple background on the inside neckline, symbolizing the five decades of Kings history and their original colors; two black stripes on the arms to represent Los Angeles winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014; and a single black waist stripe to replicate the waist stripe on the original 1967-68 jersey.

The Kings also will wear two patches this season: a 50th anniversary patch on the right shoulder and a patch on the left shoulder, which was unveiled Monday, signifying the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, to be played at Staples Center on Jan. 29.

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