Caps fans have long-requested the return of the team’s old-school screaming eagle jersey. Today they got their wish.
The Caps unveiled the new Reverse Retro adidas jersey for the 2020-21 season that features the diving bald eagle with claws out.
The screaming eagle was originally introduced as part of a re-brand in 1995 for a team that included franchise icons like Peter Bondra, Olie Kolzig and Calle Johansson, but the Caps retired the look in 2007.
While the original jersey used light blue, black, bronze and white, the Reverse Retro jersey will be made in the current Capitals red, white and blue colors.
The jersey “showcases a significant era of our team history,” said Monumental Sports & Entertainment Chief Marketing Officer Hunter Lochmann. “Our goal was to pay tribute to our 97-98 team, refreshing the jersey design and, most importantly, following through on the feedback from our fanbase by reinstating the iconic Screaming Eagle.”
All 31 teams, working with adidas, are launching Reverse Retro jerseys that tap into the passion of fans by representing unique and historical moments in each club’s history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation.
Fans can buy the Capitals Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic adidas jersey at the Capital One Arena and MedStar Capitals Iceplex team stores and online at shop.monumentalsportsnetwork.com and NHLshop.com starting Dec. 1.
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