Wild unveil Stadium Series alumni game sweaters

Mike Modano. (Andy King/AP)

The Minnesota Wild have unveiled their jerseys that will be worn for the alumni game portion of their 2016 Stadium Series meeting with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Wild alumni squad, in a case of NHL franchise appropriation, will sport Minnesota North Stars sweaters that the Dallas Stars franchise wore from 1967-1991 when they played in the State of Hockey.

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Former North Stars Neal Broten, Mike Modano, Brian Bellows, Bobby Smith, Jon Casey, and Dino Ciccarelli will suit up for the Minnesota side, although none of them ever played for the Wild franchise. Andrew Brunette, Darby Hendrickson, and Wes Walz will represent the Wild, who began play in the NHL to start the 2000-01 season.

The North Stars relocated to Dallas for the 1993–94 NHL season and became the Stars.

More via official Wild release:

The 2016 NHL Stadium Series Alumni Game uniform, in contrast to the enlarged numbers and bold striping of the Minnesota Wild NHL Stadium Series jersey, harkens back to the first NHL® franchise to call the State of Hockey® home. The vintage Minnesota North Stars™ home white uniform directly mimics the last version of the jersey adorned with the “N-star” logo. Nostalgic green and yellow shadowed numbers and accent stripes will be a familiar sight back on Minnesota ice. The shoulders of the alumni jersey feature the Minnesota North Stars™ and the Minnesota Wild logos, linking together the alumni from both teams.

The classic look does not end with jersey. The pants are also vintage Minnesota North Stars™ green with gold and white piping and the uniform is finished with retro tan gloves resembling leather gloves of the 1960-70s.

The Wild host the Blackhawks on Sunday, Feb. 21 at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.

The alumni game will take place on Saturday, Feb. 20.

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