The Vancouver Canucks are bringing back their popular black flying skate jerseys for their 50th anniversary season in 2019-20.
The Canucks will wear the jerseys three times during the season as their alternate jerseys.
The Black Skate jerseys were last worn by the Canucks during the 1996-97 season and were worn also by the 1994 team that made it to the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers.
We now have our first look at how the special Canucks 50th anniversary jerseys will look this season. The design is made by Adidas, who took over as the NHL’s official jersey partner beginning in 2017-18. The NHL team jerseys had previously been designed by Reebok.
Here are two pictures of the alternate jerseys:
It’s going to be a special year in Vancouver, and these gorgeous jerseys are a great touch. Not only is Vancouver a potential playoff team with players such as Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Quinn Hughes on the rise, but the team has celebrations planned all season long to honour their 50 years in the league to date.
Vancouver will pay tribute to the West Coast Express, the Sedin Twins, Roberto Luongo, Alex Burrows and many other franchise greats who have carved their place in Canucks history.
The Canucks will also wear their Heritage jersey with the hockey stick logo for 10 games in 2019-20. They wore these jerseys during their during their inaugural season in 1970 and continued wearing them until 1978.
Honor the past. Celebrate the future.
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While it would be nice if the Canucks wore the black skate jerseys more than three times in 2019-20, it’s cool the team listened to their fans and brought back the famous design for their 50th anniversary season.
The Canucks will be looking to end their four-year playoff drought in 2019-20 — and they will be attempting to do it with style.