The Los Angeles Kings welcomed everybody to the Wild, Wild West when they unveiled their '90s era Heritage Jersey during their State of the Franchise event on Friday.
The white adidas adizero jersey will be worn on Feb. 22, 2020, for '90s Night and March 21, 2020, for '80s Night. The new look matches the one the Kings wore from 1988-89 to 1997-98 when they featured such stars as Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Marty McSorely, Rob Blake and Jari Kurri, to name a few.
"We all loved wearing the jersey as players and I personally love seeing it in the community to this day," said Robitaille, who was on hand with former teammate Mark Hardy for the announcement. "Most importantly our fans love it and we were thrilled to show it tonight, to surprise our most loyal fans, and the immediate reaction in the room was tremendous."
The jersey will be available for purchase beginning with a presale at the Team LA store at L.A. Live on Feb. 20, 2020, then online at adidas.com and NHLShop.com.
The logo was released on Aug. 9, 1988, when the Kings announced they had traded for Gretzky. The Heritage Jersey will have the same lettering and numbering as the original, and it is one of five jerseys the Kings plan to wear this season. They will get a fifth for the 2020 NHL Stadium Series game on Feb. 15 against the Colorado Avalanche at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.