PORTLAND, Ore./WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington Capitals, the National Hockey League and adidas today unveiled the new adidas ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and pants the team will wear in the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.
Specifically designed for this game, the special edition uniforms will make their on-ice debut when the Capitals take on the Toronto Maple Leafs outdoors at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, home of the NCAA Division I Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis, Maryland on March 3 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).
Inspired by the Capitals' classic identity and fused with the most advanced uniform technologies available in the new adidas adizero Authentic NHL uniforms, the special edition Washington Capitals' 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series uniform is a salute to the game's locale: Annapolis. Marking the first time in Capitals history the team will wear a navy-blue uniform, the overall design aesthetic pays homage to the U.S. Navy and highlights key elements of the Capitals' identity. Each element of the Capitals' visual identity has been emphasized to create bolder, more visually pronounced uniforms that are meant to make a statement and be more recognizable in the larger outdoor stadium setting.
The Capitals' special edition crest design centers around the team's informal nickname, CAPS™, and is stylistically aligned to the team's current wordmark. Additionally, the crest incorporates the three stars from the team's primary moniker, which also honors the Washington, D.C., city flag. The pants feature a new contemporary "W" with three stars of the city flag, which also serves as a subtle nod to the Washington monument.
Additional design details include a bolder one-color version of the Capitals' numbers for better visibility in the outdoor stadium setting. As a historic tribute to team's hometown, the numbers are accentuated with a perforated pattern based on Pierre Enfant's original grid plan for the city of Washington D.C. A strong white shoulder yoke serves as a nod to the classic stars & stripes from the clubs' past uniforms and the thick red stripes and hem stripes evoke thoughts of the city flag of Washington D.C. To complete the look, the jerseys are donned with a special edition 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series patch on the right shoulder of the jersey.
At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the adidas adizero Authentic jersey takes the hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction. The adidas adizero Authentic jersey is lighter, cooler and stronger, featuring adizero lightweight cresting and twill numbers, adidas Clima® technology and Aeroknit detailing, the platinum NHL Shield and an interior fight strap.
The special edition Capitals adidas adizero Authentic Pro NHL Stadium Series jersey and the Fanatics "Breakaway" replica Capitals NHL Stadium Series jersey will be available online at shop.nhl.com, adidas.com, adidas.CA and at the Capital One Arena Team Store in Washington, D.C. and the Kettler Capitals Iceplex Store in Arlington, Va.
For more information and images of the new jerseys, please visit adidas.com/us and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @Capitals, @adidasHockey, @adidasca, @NHL #StadiumSeries #teamadidas.
Tickets to the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com, the official ticketing partner of the NHL. Fans can purchase tickets safely and securely on Ticketmaster and the NHL Ticket Exchange, with the peace of mind in knowing that the specific seats they buy are the seats they'll get.