The jerseys that will be worn at the upcoming Centennial Classic have been unveiled. And they look great! What do you think?
— NHL (@NHL) November 21, 2016
The Centennial Classic will be played on Jan 1st, 2017 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto.
Toronto will wear blue sweaters with white trim and their Maple Leaf crest. There will be silver on the white trim and the veins of the leaf in the crest to celebrate the Maple Leafs’ 100th season.
The sweaters will also have a Centennial Classic patch and the words “Honour, Pride and Courage” stitched into the back of the neck. It’s a quote from former Maple Leafs coach Conn Smythe and are values the franchise strives to represent. The pants will also have a ‘T’ to pay homage to the franchise’s origin as the Toronto St. Pats.
Detroit will wear white sweaters with red trim and their Winged Wheel crest. The crest will have silver tones in it, as will the top stripe on each sleeve along with the trim on the numbers. The Red Wings will also have the years of their 11 Stanley Cup championships on stripes on each of the sleeves. The pants will have a ‘D’ similar to that of the Detroit Cougars during their 1926-27 season.