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Photoblog: Predators New Adidas Uniforms for 2017-18

Predators New Home Uniforms Embrace Gold, Add Guitar Strings to Sleeve Numbers

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

When the Nashville Predators exit the Lexus Lounge and their skate blades meet the ice at Bridgestone Arena in September, they'll enter the lights with a new look.

Adidas and the NHL provided a view into what that fresh design will look like when they revealed the home uniforms of all 31 NHL clubs on Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

From Adidas, here are photos of the new home sweaters the Predators will wear for the 2017-18 season:

From the start, you'll see the 2017-18 jersey features a cleaner, more traditional look than has ever been previously worn by the Preds.

Nashville's Gold is even more prominent on the front as the white piping has been removed and the white stripes on the arms now separate the navy and Gold. The navy paneling and accents formerly seen near the shoulders have moved to the collar on the 2017-18 version.

Video: NHL unveils Preds' new Adidas home jersey

The Predators' celebration of Music City has been expanded in the uniform, with the piano keys around the inside of the collar and guitar pick alternate logo remaining on the right shoulder and the guitar strings over the back numbers extended to the arm numbers as well. "Nashville" still reads across the back of the collar, with the navy stip now framed in Gold.

What makes the new uniform uniquely Adidas? From the Adidas press release:

  • Lighter - Featuring new cresting materials and construction technology, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey reduces crest weight by up to 46 percent, while a single layer perforated numbering system reduces number weight by up to 60 percent, in order to deliver a new jersey that is up to 19 percent lighter when compared to the current NHL Jersey.

  • Cooler - The ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey features adidas Clima technology in each of the jersey fabrics to deliver breathability and enhanced performance. Combining moisture management technology and a streamlined silhouette to maximize air flow circulation with materials that are up to 133 percent more permeable than fabrics currently used on ice allows athletes to be cooler.

  • Stronger - Constructed for durability, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey fabrics are up to 27 percent stronger in burst testing and up to 72 percent tougher in abrasion testing compared to the current NHL jersey.

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Preds fans will get their hands on the new jerseys in September but are invited to place a pre-order for the uniforms at the Predators' Western Conference Champions celebration, featuring the NHL Draft, on Friday night. More details on the event are available by clicking here.

Nashville's new road jerseys for the 2017-18 campaign will be unveiled later this summer.

All 31 clubs will feature new Adidas home and road jerseys during the upcoming season, with third jerseys - for some clubs - returning in 2018-19.

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