NEW YORK (Nov. 25, 2022) – Adidas and the National Hockey League today revealed the special-edition jerseys the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins will wear in the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic® on Monday, Jan. 2 at Fenway Park in Boston (2 p.m. ET, TNT, Sportsnet, and TVA Sports). The jerseys will be available Dec. 1 at adidas.com, adidas.ca, NHLShop.com, NHLShop.ca, ProShop powered by 47, all PensGear store locations, at additional retailers, including NHL Shop NYC at Manhattan West.
The Bruins’ NHL Winter Classic jersey is inspired by a variety of Bruins looks through the years. The big bold gold stripes on a black base make this sweater unmistakably Boston. There are touches of Vintage White – a light beige color meant to evoke aged textile as if this garment was found in trunk deep in the back of an old skate shop – in the embellishments.
The BOSTON wordmark is a custom typeface created by adidas and inspired by the original spoked-B worn in 1948. The arched form of the wordmark is a subtle classic varsity reference and nod to New England amateur hockey. The Boston bear logo is best known as the Bruins’ secondary logo and uniform shoulder patch beginning in 1976 and worn through the early 1990s. The bear is recolored and paired with the BOSTON arching wordmark to create a complete city name and mascot creative lock-up.
The front crest, player name and number embellishments are constructed in vintage felt with decorative top stitch. Adidas added extra repair stitch details to these embellishments for the first time in NHL history.
The Penguins’ NHL Winter Classic uniform is inspired by Pittsburgh’s original NHL franchise, the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates. The ‘P’ crest stands equally for Pittsburgh and Penguins and is inspired by the city’s rich professional sports history. Its form is borrowed from the original Pirates sweater. The sweater has a Vintage White base with black and touches of gold.
The front crest and player name and number embellishments are constructed in double layer vintage felt. Adidas added extra special top stitch detailing meant to evoke the truss construction of Pittsburgh’s bridges. The blue and white checkerboard pattern on the inside back neck is a reference to William Pitt and city of Pittsburgh.
The 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic will mark the fifth time the Bruins will play in an NHL regular-season outdoor game and the Penguins’ sixth regular-season outdoor contest. This is the second outdoor NHL game at Fenway Park.
Additional 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic information is available at NHL.com/WinterClassic. Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag NHL#WinterClassic.