Report: No third jerseys in NHL next season

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Multiple sources have told the Minnesota Star Tribune that NHL teams will not have third jerseys in the 2017-18 season as Adidas takes over manufacturing duties.

According to the Tribune‘s Michael Russo, the decision is being made “in order to make the initial implementation of new sweaters easier.”

The NHL has done this before, most recently in the ’07-08 season when Reebok first took over the league’s uniforms. Alternate sweaters were brought back the following season.

Each team will probably get at least a slight redesign of their existing threads (likely involving the addition of three stripes somewhere), though you can bet teams like Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, and New Jersey will look more or less the same when they hit the ice next season.

Adidas, which owns Reebok, landed a seven-year contract with the NHL in September of 2015. It also received outfitting duties for the recent World Cup of Hockey.

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