Erik Karlsson did not play for the Sharks in Saturday's preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights, but he still managed to suit up.
Karlsson took the ice in front of the fans at SAP Center as a Shark for the first time, all while wearing San Jose's newest uniform. He officially unveiled a black alternate jersey that the Sharks will wear in 13 home games this season.
Standing O for the newest Shark 👏 pic.twitter.com/0WFARdlER4— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) September 23, 2018
Teal is the only prominent accent color aside from some orange in the shark's eye. It looks like Martin Jones' new mask design offered a bit of a thematic preview of the Sharks' new look.
The "Stealth" jersey also features a black-and-teal version of San Jose's original secondary logo, a cool nod to the franchise's history. Sharks co-president John Tortora told NBC Sports California's Brodie Brazil in February that the logo would "start showing back up again."
In all, it's the third black jersey in the club's history, and the team's first alternate uniform since Adidas took over as the NHL's jersey manufacturer last season.
The Sharks will wear the jersey in every Thursday night and Friday night home game -- as well as one Saturday. The full schedule for the uniform is as follows:
- Thursday, Oct. 18 vs. Buffalo
- Thursday, Nov. 1 vs. Columbus
- Saturday, Nov. 3 vs. Philadelphia
- Thursday, Nov. 15 vs. Toronto
- Friday, Nov. 23 vs. Vancouver
- Thursday, Dec. 13 vs. Dallas
- Thursday, Dec. 20 vs. Winnipeg
- Thursday, Dec. 27 vs. Anaheim
- Thursday, Feb. 14 vs. Washington
- Friday, March 1 vs. Colorado
- Thursday, March 7 vs. Montreal
- Thursday, March 14 vs. Florida
- Thursday, March 28 vs. Chicago