Blues, Blackhawks unveil Winter Classic jerseys
We now officially know what Chicago and St. Louis will be wearing on Jan. 2.
Today, both the Blackhawks and Blues unveiled their jerseys for the 2017 Winter Classic, which will be played at Busch Stadium on the second day of the new year.
Chicago released its jerseys via Twitter:
The Blues, meanwhile, opted for the more traditional PR route.
From the club:
“We are excited to unveil our jerseys for the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic,” said Blues Chairman and Governor Tom Stillman. “In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we are proud to pay tribute to our original uniforms and the franchise pioneers who first wore them in 1967.”
The Blues’ Winter Classic uniform is a re-creation of the club’s inaugural look from the 1967-68 season. The gear features historically-accurate fonts and team striping, a ribbed crewneck collar, the vintage blue color and the original Blue Note crest from the first season, making this an authentic design to create a true outdoor game original.
The Blues will be playing in their first-ever outdoor game on Jan. 2. The ‘Hawks, meanwhile, will be participating in their third winter Classic, the most of any NHL club.