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Oilers bring back blue jerseys to celebrate 40th anniversary

Edmonton will celebrate with retro uniform, commemorative shoulder patch @NHLdotcom

If you recognize the Edmonton Oilers new jerseys, it's probably because you've seen them before.

Edmonton unveiled a traditional blue and orange retro jersey it will wear for four games this season to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first NHL season.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: We're also excited to unveil the #Oilers retro jersey that will be worn four times this season vs. former Smythe Division opponents, plus the 40th anniversary jersey patch that will be worn on all jerseys during 2018-19!

The Oilers wore the blue jerseys from their entrance in the League in 1979-80 through 1996 then again from 2008-17. Edmonton went to its orange jersey for home games last season but will go back to the blue jerseys home games against the Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 29, the Calgary Flames on Dec. 9, Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 31 and Vancouver Canucks on March 7.

All three Oilers jerseys will come complete with a 40th-anniversary shoulder patch, which features five Stanley Cups, to commemorate the organization's number of NHL championships, and the numbers of each of their six Hockey Hall of Fame representatives.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: The #Oilers 40th anniversary patch will be available on home, away & retro jerseys this season, paying homage to the franchise's six @HockeyHallFame inductees as well as the team's five #StanleyCup championships!

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