The National Hockey League (NHL) and Adidas today unveiled the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and uniforms for the 31 NHL teams, including the Detroit Red Wings.
The Detroit Red Wings’ uniforms, which the team will debut this season at Little Caesars Arena at Woodward Avenue and Henry Street, feature new cresting materials and construction technology that reduce crest weight by up to 46 percent. A single layer perforated numbering system reduces number weight by up to 60 percent. These changes create an ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey that is up to 19 percent lighter when compared to the current NHL jersey.
The uniforms will also feature Adidas Clima technology, which increases breathability. The new moisture management and shape of the jersey maximize air flow circulation, creating jersey material that is up to 133 percent more permeable than current fabrics.
In addition, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey fabric is up to 27 percent more durable in burst testing and up to 72 percent more durable in abrasion testing compared to the current NHL jersey.
“To play at their highest levels, the game’s greatest players require the best technology and design available, and these Adidas jerseys set a new benchmark for performance gear,” says Brian Jennings, NHL chief brand officer and executive vice president.
Adidas collaborated with the Detroit Red Wings to preserve their current uniform identity while transitioning to the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey.
“Specifically created for elite performance, we’ve designed the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys to deliver advanced innovation and technical design for the world’s best hockey players,” says Dan Near, head of Adidas hockey. “We build products for the creator athlete. Our mission is to help athletes perform better and we look forward to making our on-ice debut this season with the new lighter, cooler, and stronger Adidas Hockey ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys.”