The NHL announced the four captains for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game Wednesday. The league also unveiled the four custom jerseys each team will wear during the Jan. 28 event, which had hockey fans buzzing on social media.
The Lightning are the host team this season, so the jerseys were inspired by the state of Florida and “create a timeless aesthetic that simultaneously pays homage to the history of the league, while celebrating the city of Tampa Bay,” according to a press release.
Fittingly, the Lightning’s Steven Stamkos was voted in as captain of the Atlantic Division team, his squad will be in blue. Alex Ovechkin will lead the Metropolitan Division in grey with UV yellow accents, P.K. Subban and the Central Division all-stars will be in black with solar red, while Connor McDavid and the Pacific Division will be in white with solar red.
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“Utilizing the primary colours from the host team as a base, the uniforms are centered around the native color palette of black, royal blue, white and grey, while a custom color treatment featuring the ‘energy’ colors of UV yellow and solar red have been uniquely applied to evoke the warm, vibrant sunset tones and the energy of the Tampa Bay area,” the press release read.
“Creating a more contemporary and sleek aesthetic through bold color blocking, the uniforms are highlighted by a silver metallic film with four die-cut stars, one for each division, that allows the body fabric to show through. Accenting the colour palette and jerseys, a custom-designed number font was inspired by the suspension cables of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, a Tampa Bay landmark.”