Today the Washington Capitals unveiled a new third jersey, which will be worn for seven games during the 2021 campaign, and will carry on its service thru the next three seasons. And Caps fans won’t have to wait too long to get their first glimpse of the new kit, as its poised to make its debut tomorrow against the Islanders.
The Washington Capitals will wear their third jersey presented by Capital One and modeled after the team’s 2018 NHL Stadium Series jersey, for seven home dates during the 2020-21 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The jersey will be worn across the next three seasons.
The blue jersey will be worn once against each team in the East division, debuting tomorrow vs. the New York Islanders.
The large W on the front of the jersey serves as a tribute to Washington, D.C., with the Washington monument structure peaking in the middle of the W. The “W” stands alone as a Capital Letter to symbolize the strength of the nation’s Capital. The color scheme is aligned with the United States of America’s flag; with each color also representing attributes displayed by Capitals fans: red stands for dedication, white represents loyalty and blue honors community. The Three Stars represent Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
During select games the third jersey is worn, the Capitals will honor a frontline worker as the team’s Blue Star of the Game. The Blue Star of the Game will be spotlighted, receive a jersey and be an honorary member of the game’s starting lineup in honor of their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new jerseys and other apparel are on-sale starting immediately online at shop.nhl.com, shop.monumentalsportsnetwork.com or at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex store at noon today and at the Capital One Arena store tomorrow at 10 a.m. Click here for a buying guide. In addition, Capitals Season Ticket Members will receive a free current third jersey with the purchase of the new third jersey at the Team Store at Medstar Capitals Iceplex and a 20% discount at the Capital One Arena Team Store. All Capital One Cardholders will receive 20% off their purchase when they present and use a Capital One credit or debit card at checkout at the Capital One Arena Team Store. Visit capitalonearena.com/cardholderbenefits for additional details. The discount is only applicable at the time of sale.
Below is a schedule of the games the Capitals will wear the third jerseys:
Jan. 26vs. New York Islanders7 p.m.Feb. 7vs. Philadelphia Flyers12 p.m.Feb. 21vs. New York Rangers7 p.m.Mar. 25vs. New Jersey Devils7 p.m.Apr. 8vs. Boston Bruins7 p.m.Apr. 15vs. Buffalo Sabres7 p.m.May 1vs. Pittsburgh Penguins7 p.m.
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