The San Jose Sharks have announced their jersey schedule for the 2020-21 season, featuring two new games jerseys and eight custom jerseys that will be worn during warmups and auctioned off on a later date.
Each warmup jersey design will be revealed closer to each wear date. The designs include: Black History Month by Mohamed Fofana, 30th Anniversary Celebration, Diversity & Inclusion by Terry Smith, Teal For Change + Hockey Is For Everyone, Military Appreciation, Shark Uprising by Tristan Eaton, Hockey Fights Cancer, and Los Tiburones by Claudia Blanco.
Inspiration for the warmup jerseys ranged from traditional key themes like Military Appreciation and Hockey Fights Cancer to more unique designs such as the team's 30th Anniversary and custom jersey designs around Diversity & Inclusion. The Sharks are partnering with GiveSmart and the Sharks Foundation to auction off each jersey, and fans can register at sjsharks.com/jerseyauction to participate in the auction.
For the two new game-worn jerseys this season, the Sharks will bring back the popular Heritage jersey to commemorate the team's 30th Anniversary season, as well as the Reverse Retro sweater that was uniquely designed across the league.
The iconic Teal Heritage uniforms made a splash in the NHL with the debut of the franchise in 1991. The Heritage jerseys commemorate the team's 30th anniversary season and were last seen during the 2015-16 season. Terry Smith, who created the original Sharks logo and uniforms, designed the Heritage jerseys to blend the tradition of the original Sharks jersey, worn from 1991 through 1998, with today's home Teal kit. This season, the Sharks will wear the Heritage jerseys on Throwback Weekends presented by SAP that will include historical content throughout the game and celebrate 30 years of Sharks hockey.
Fans will also notice the 30th Anniversary Logo worn on player's jerseys throughout the season as well as incorporated in merchandise, specialty content, and experiences throughout the season. The logo will also be displayed at center ice at SAP Center in San Jose.
The Adidas Reverse Retro jerseys, which incorporate throwback designs and inverted team colors, mark the first time that all 31 teams will participate in a League-wide alternate jersey program. The two-year-long design process mined each team's jersey archive and team colors, remixing them to create something new and never seen before.
Reverse Retro, Heritage, and other Sharks Authentic and Replica jerseys can be purchased at www.sjteamshop.com. The SJ Team Shop also offers game-worn gear and other custom Sharks and Barracuda merchandise.