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Report: NHL to Bring Back Reverse Retro Jerseys Next Season

According to reports, the NHL is prepared to bring back Reverse Retro jerseys in the 2022-23 season.

Who doesn't love alternate jerseys? Well, the NHL has some good news for you. 

According to a report from The Athletic's Sean Shapiro on Monday morning, the NHL is seemingly prepared to bring back the reverse retro program for the 2022-23 season, giving all 32 teams the chance to design a throwback-inspired uniform to be worn on select occasions next year. 

This re-introduction will mark the second time that the NHL has adopted reverse retros for regular season play, with the league debuting the program, in partnership with official jersey manufacturer Adidas, during the pandemic-shortened 2021 season. 

Of course, that initial iteration of the reverse retro program pertained to only 31 teams, as the NHL's newest franchise in Seattle hadn't officially joined the league yet. Now, however, the Kraken will get the opportunity to design an alternate jersey of their own for the first time in team history. 

While it won't necessarily play into the "retro" aspect quite so much, given how the Kraken will only be in their second year of existence next season, this program will still provide a blank canvas upon which the organization can experiment with different designs centered around the already fantastic uniforms they wear now. 

The 2022-23 reverse retros will indeed feature new designs for each team, according to Shapiro, rather than simply retreading their 2021 counterparts. 

For teams with extensive histories that have featured multiple different logos throughout the years, this may perhaps give fans an opportunity to see designs from the past that otherwise would have stayed dormant. 

No official details have been released as to when these new reverse retros will officially come into effect. But, judging from Shapiro's report, an announcement should be expected soon. 



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