Avalanche unveil new blue third jersey
When the Avalanche unveiled its new predominantly blue “third” jersey today at the Pepsi Center, center Paul Stastny was reminded of the past.
He noted that the blue base color is remindful of the color scheme the franchise had in its Quebec Nordiques days – when his father, Peter, and uncles, Marion and Anton, played for the team after fleeing Czechoslovakia.
“It’s a little darker now, but you can’t go back to that now,” Stastny said. “This is a bit of mix, and I think the blue is the part that stands out on these jerseys My first two years, we had the red jerseys with Colorado across it, and I liked those a lot. But it’s always fun to switch it up and have a new look.”
Stastny and defenseman Kyle Quincey served as the models at the unveiling in the Avalanche dressing room on a day when the team didn’t practice after its late-night return from Chicago following a 3-2 shootout loss to the Blackhawks.
The Avalanche will wear the third for the first time Saturday against Vancouver at home, and at 11 other home games the rest of season. The shoulder area and two sleeve stripes are burgundy, the diagonal Colorado lettering is white, and the collar and some trim is black. As with the previous third jersey, the neckline still has throwback-style laces.
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