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On Friday night, the Winnipeg Jets Fan Forum quickly turned into a fashion show, with the team’s third jersey as a hot new trend.
Star forwards Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine marched for the official unveiling.
The big reveal of the alternative home shirt was a bit anti-climatic, as the design was leaked to the web on Thursday. The jersey is a bright aviator blue and the logo on the chest is a stylized “Jets”, similar to a small logo that has recently appeared on player helmets.
It is highlighted by the “t” in Jets crossed with the outline of a fighter plane. The phrase “We Are True North” is printed on the inside of the collar.
The jersey is enhanced with navy blue and white stripes on the sleeves and hem of the sweater.
The club said the new jersey will be worn for 14 home games during the 2018-19 regular season.
The unveiling was broadcast live on the Jets TV website.
“We always wanted to use aviator blue. We wanted something really simple. There is a little nod to the stripes of former Jets teams, ”said Mark Chipman, president of True North Sports & Entertainment, owner of the NHL club.
“There’s a Finnish (national team) feel. (In honor of the former Jets) like Hexi Riihiranta (from the WHA era), Teemu (Selanne) and a guy named (Patrik) Laine. . a cool element. ”
He said the Jets will wear their Heritage Classic jerseys for the 2016-17 season once a year.