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20th Season: Preds Unveil Home and Away Jerseys

On Feb. 12, 1998, Nashville Debuted Jerseys for Inaugural Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

20th Season: Preds Jersey Debut

The Preds unveil their inaugural jerseys

The Predators unveiled their first jerseys on Feb. 12, 1998, another historic moment in team history

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They had a logo, they had a name, and 20 years ago today, they debuted the threads.

On Feb. 12, 1998, approximately 2,000 fans gathered at the Cool Springs Galleria for the official unveiling of the Nashville Predators inaugural home and road jerseys, another monumental moment in the franchise's history.

Former Head Coach Barry Trotz and former Assistant Coach Paul Gardner modeled the sweaters - a white base for the home jerseys and navy blue for the road version. The original Predators saber-toothed tiger logo was featured prominently on the front of the jersey, with the alternate logo on the shoulder of the jerseys designed as the letter 'N' featuring the Bridgestone Arena spire.

Video: The Preds unveil their inaugural jerseys

Silver played a role on the shoulders and sleeves of both jerseys and was accented by gold piping, the first element of the team's prominent color today.

The logos and jerseys have changed over the past 20 years, but the club's first on-ice apparel will always be an iconic look - a reminder of humble beginnings for a franchise that has risen to the top of the sporting world.

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