The Chicago Blackhawks unveiled their jersey for the Winter Classic on Wednesday afternoon. Initially teased through a Twitter campaign, the team officially introduced the jersey it will wear against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 1:
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The jersey is inspired by the Blackhawks' jersey from the mid-1950s. The number and name plates feature a thinner font and the secondary logo appears lower on the sleeves.
It's a good look for you, Saader! pic.twitter.com/CU16VGUMa4— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) November 5, 2014
The Blackhawks' decision to go with a white jersey is in contrast to their two previous appearances in outdoor games, where the club sported a black sweater.
Chicago wore a black throwback inspired design during the 2009 Winter Classic against the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field and then wore a black variation of its regular jersey against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Stadium Series game last season.
Blackhawks stadium series jersey/Photo credit: Brian Kersey, Getty Images
The white will offset the Capitals' jerseys, which are predominantly red with accents of white and blue.