Annoyingly, the Rangers have not provided any full-body photos of the new uniform, but here are some shots that show the rear view and a partial view of the pants:
The design is similar to the team’s road jersey from the 1976-77 and 1977-78 seasons:
I didn’t much care for that 1970s uniform, and I like the new one even less. The crest is way too big, I miss the simple elegance of the primary jersey’s diagonal lettering, and Rangers typography should always have block-shadowing.
The new uniform will make its on-ice debut when the Rangers host the Kings on Dec. 10. It will then be worn for nine additional home games. Here’s the full rundown:
- Dec. 10 vs. the Kings
- Dec. 15 vs. the Ducks
- Dec. 23 vs. the Sabres
- Jan. 14 vs. the Capitals
- Jan. 26 vs. the Golden Knights
- Feb. 7 vs. the Lightning
- March 9 vs. the Blues
- March 17 vs. the Islanders
- March 23 vs. the Panthers
- April 3 vs. the Devils
Meanwhile, this feels like very strange timing for an NHL uniform unveiling, no? I wonder what that’s about.
(My thanks to longtime reader and Rangers fan Alan Kreit, who was the first to alert me to this unveiling.)