The Los Angeles Kings have officially unveiled their silver third jersey for the 2018-19 NHL season. For the most part it is the same as their 2016-17 Anniversary jersey, minus the shoulder patches and all of the gold.
BEHIND THE MARKS:
Jersey is adjusted to the Adidas template (Adidas collar, perforated shoulder yokes, shiny silver material between the two black sleeve stripes).
Three collar laces instead of two.
Inside the collar are two crowns (primary logo from 1999-2013) representing their two Stanley Cup Championships (2012 & 2014) - all in their original purple and gold collar scheme.
Two black stripes also represent their two Stanley Cups.
Single waist stripe is pulled from their original gold and purple jersey. Shoulder yokes were pulled from their purple and black era of uniforms.
Jersey was supposedly picked by the Kings players to return this season (rare for the players to get a chance to give their input).
I give this jersey a 7.5/10. Like the meaningful elements that make up the jersey. Lots of team history intentionally represented in the design. Like it when a team uses their secondary collar as the base for their third.
A little disappointed to basically get the same jersey from 2016-17. Considering that was their anniversary jersey, it seems odd to have it come back permanently. One thing is I'm not a fan of how the Kings logo looks on a silver background. Some fans suggested to bring back their original crown logo as the crest in the black and silver colour scheme. I actually think that would have been a good idea, especially since that logo is nowhere to be found on the jersey.
Let us know what you think of their new third in the comments below...