The Washington Capitals have officially taken the wraps off their jerseys for the 2015 Winter Classic. The jerseys, unveiled at a press conference at Nationals Park, were modeled by Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Braden Holtby.
Inspiration for the design was detailed in a press release issued today by Caps PR. Here we can find the details surrounding the design:
The 2015 Capitals NHL Winter Classic jersey includes many elements from Capitals jerseys worn during the past five decades. The “Capitals” wordmark on the front of the jersey has been a hallmark of Caps jerseys throughout the past four decades, even through several redesigns. The stars on the front are also an element seen on many Capitals jerseys through the years, including the Capitals current jersey.
The primary color for the Capitals’ NHL Winter Classic uniform is vintage deep red to symbolize hockey’s deep roots in Washington. The stripes on the shoulders, waist and legs bring in elements of Washington professional hockey jerseys from the 1930’s, predating the Capitals’ formation in the 1970s. A large “W” on the front of the jersey, offset in blue to contrast the white Capitals wordmark, offers a unique look never seen before on Capitals jerseys. A large “W” on the front of the jersey is offset in blue to contrast the white Capitals wordmark and features a silhouette of the Washington Monument, offering a unique look never seen before on Capitals jersey in franchise history.
For the full press release, head over to Caps Today.
So far, reactions to the jerseys seemed to be mixed on Twitter.
The capitals winter classic jerseys are disgusting
— Nails (@McNally66) September 23, 2014
Winter Classic unis are filthy
— Brunny Banks (@BrunnyBanks) September 23, 2014
Check out the jerseys for yourselves below and drop us a note in the comments with your thoughts. Do you like what the Caps have done for the 2015 Winter Classic? Or do you think they should have gone in a different direction?