The Washington Capitals are the NHL’s best team past the halfway point of the season, with the league’s best record, second-best goal differential, a second-highest number of goal scored. Those glowing numbers earned three of their players All-Star Game honors.
On Tuesday, the NHL unveiled what the Capitals and the rest of league’s top players will be wearing at the league’s showcase event, showing off the special jerseys that will be used during the festivities.
The Capitals selected were Braden Holtby, John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin, who was elected the Metropolitan captain in the division versus division format of the game. TJ Oshie could make also make the team via a fan vote that ends on January 10. Ovechkin chose to skip the game to rest and will serve a one-game suspension. Capitals head coach Todd Reirden will be leading things behind the bench for the Metropolitan Division.
The NHL says the jerseys are inspired by the host city and their team, the Blues, with a “musical staff along the front and sleeves.” The silver accents are designed to invoke the St. Louis Arch.
The neckline features the Arch along with a trumpet. The jerseys come in both white road and grey home designs.
The most relevant information is the construction, which Adidas claims is “lighter, cooler, and stronger” due to a different type of fabric used than the current standard issue uniforms. All-Star Game jersey features often make their way down the line to regular season apparel in future years.