ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. –
The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild
today unveiled a new third jersey for the upcoming 2009-10 NHL season at a public event held at the Minnesota State Fair's FAN Central building.
After months of buzz and speculation among Wild fans, the new third jersey was finally revealed today by left wing Derek Boogaard
. Based in the Wild's Forest Green with Wheat trim and a hint of Iron Range Red, the jersey's classic sports look was the overwhelming favorite of Wild fans surveyed during the summer of 2008. The jersey crest features a script "Minnesota" with "WILD" emblazoned below. The script look, including the classic "M", harkens back to historic Minnesota teams of the past including Minneapolis and Saint Paul teams of the 1930s and 1940s. The familiar "north star" element, borrowed from the primary Wild logo, dots the "I" and adds a decorative detail to the stylized "M".
"We wanted to provide our fans with a new look and feel for our third uniform that is uniquely Minnesota and true to our brand – authentic, classic, contemporary and truly worthy of The State of Hockey," said John Maher, Vice President of Brand Marketing.
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