The Winnipeg Jets unveiled their coveted new jerseys on Tuesday in front of roughly 300 guests at 17 Wing Winnipeg.
The jerseys — featuring the brand new Jets logo — consist of two shades of blue. The home jerseys will be a navy blue, referred to as “Polar Night Blue,” while the away jerseys will be a secondary blue called “Aviator Blue.”
New voice of the Jets Dennis Beyak, standing in front of a CF-18 Hornet fighter jet, introduced executive vice-president and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff to introduce the uniforms as four players in the new jerseys exited from the rear of a CC-130 Hercules aircraft — captain Andrew Ladd, Nik Antropopv, Mark Stuart and Eric Fehr.
“We wanted a uniform that was really going to speak to the people of Winnipeg,” said Dominique Fillion, lead uniform and team identity designer for Reebok and the NHL.
“Something we wanted to anchor was a meaningful design that people could relate to, and something that people anywhere in the world could relate to the city.”
Fans can pre-order their own jerseys today at 4 p.m. at WinnipegJets.com or at the Jets Gear store inside MTS Centre.
Authentic Pro Weight jerseys will retail for $299, while Premier (replica) jerseys will sell for $129. Prices do not include taxes.
— With files from ChrisD.ca’s Darrin Bauming