Capitals Reverse Retro 2.0 jersey features the Screaming Eagle on a black background

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After months of anticipation, the Washington Capitals officially unveiled their Reverse Retro 2.0 jersey on Thursday. with the rest of the other 31 NHL franchises.

The Capitals’ new RR jersey is black and features the famous Screaming Eagle logo on the chest. The jerseys include a blue, bronze and white diagonal stripe at the waist which includes the word UPPERCASE LETTERS in a serif font and symmetrical stripes. The bronze color is bold and has a certain metallic or glittery look depending on its texture.

The Capitol Dome logo remains the team crest.

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A new feature of the jerseys is the vintage orange NHL logo on the collar – a nod to the league old shield which was used from 1946 to 2005.

The Capitals will wear the jerseys seven times this season, from Nov. 5 to Jan. 14.

Games where jerseys will be worn:

Nov. 5 vs. Arizona Coyotes
Nov. 25 vs. Calgary Flames
December 9 vs. Seattle Kraken
Dec. 23 vs. Winnipeg Jets
December 31 against the Montreal Canadiens
January 3 vs. Buffalo Sabers
January 14 vs. Philadelphia Flyers

The team will organize RR 2.0 giveaways:

November 25 c. Calgary – Reverse Retro Jersey
December 9 vs. Seattle – Reverse Retro Snapback Cap
Jan. 3 vs. Buffalo – Reversed Retro Pennant
January 14 vs. Philadelphia – Reverse Retro Jersey Rally Towel

The NHL officially announced that the Reverse Retro line has been relaunched Wednesday morning. The jerseys go on sale November 15.

Rumors about the Capitals Reverse Retro 2.0 jersey being the Screaming Eagle on a black background have been circulating since April when jersey designer Lucas Daitchman was briefed on the design.

Capitals wore their new black Reverse Retro gear to practice on Tuesday. Darcy Kuemper also debuted a new mask featuring the Screaming Eagle logo with a black, blue, and copper color scheme. The team’s hockey pants feature three copper stars that borrow from the Screagle logo design.

In an accidental leak of Reverse Retro shirts in August, the Capitals t-shirt turned out to be black and had the Screagleas well as powder blue typography.

Here is the full press release from the Capitals:

Washington Capitals Unveil Another “Reverse Retro” Black Jersey

Four freebies for all arenas, an influencer campaign, a Rock the Retro concert and other big launches

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals, National Hockey League and adidas today unveiled the new Capitals Reverse Retro 2022 ADIZERO jersey that the team will wear for seven games during the 22-23 season. Building on the success of the 2020 program, adidas and the NHL® have worked with teams this year to design new Reverse Retro jerseys that recall unique historic moments in each club’s history.

The Reverse Retro jersey is reminiscent of the Capitals jerseys introduced in 1995, with a blue, black and bronze color scheme and the Capitol on the shoulder. The blue, black and gunmetal color scheme with the howling eagle was first introduced by the Capitals on June 22, 1995. This year’s Reverse Retro jersey is a marriage of the Capitals’ first-ever third jersey, which became the road jersey in 2000, and the original renamed team jerseys with the howling eagle.

2022-23 marks the first season, the mostly black jersey will have the howling eagle with a dimensional crest treatment on it. The Howling Eagle was most recently introduced with the red color scheme in 2020 as the team’s first Reverse Retro jersey. The screaming eagle attacking downward is meant to evoke the energy, power and speed of an eagle, which was selected because of its symbolic status as the national bird of the United States. The shoulder patch depicts the Capital building in front of two crossed hockey sticks. The logo was completed with two stars in the background and a hockey puck nestled between the blades of the sticks.

Additionally, the neckline of this year’s Reverse Retro jersey is an ode to captain Alex Ovechkin’s rookie year, with 2005 written on it. The reboot also features symmetrical stripes and a custom unconventional player name and number font system with bold new colors – Capital Blue and Metallic Copper.

“We’re thrilled to unveil this year’s Capitals Reverse Retro Jersey featuring adidas and the NHL and pay homage to our first rebrand and such an important time in our team’s history,” said Hunter Lochmann, Director. marketing of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Following the success of our popular first Reverse Retro jersey in the red color scheme with the howling eagle, we wanted to merge our original jerseys introduced in 1995 with the design. We are not only thrilled to see their debut at Capital One Arena November 5, but also stepping back in time throughout the season with a related themed party, lineup and giveaways for all arenas that celebrate the jersey and its history.Most importantly, unlike 2020, the fans will be able to see these awesome howling eagle jerseys in person at Capital One Arena.

Match dates on which the shirt will be worn include:

Nov. 5 vs. Arizona Coyotes
Nov. 25 vs. Calgary Flames
December 9 vs. Seattle Kraken
Dec. 23 vs. Winnipeg Jets
December 31 against the Montreal Canadiens
January 3 vs. Buffalo Sabers
January 14 vs. Philadelphia Flyers

In addition, the team will present four freebies related to all arenas. Giveaway dates for all arenas include:

November 25 c. Calgary – Retro Reverse T-Shirt
Dec. 9 vs. Seattle – Retro reverse snapback hat courtesy of Capital One
Jan. 3 vs. Buffalo – Reversed Retro Pennant
January 14 vs. Philadelphia – Reverse Retro Jersey Rally Towel Presented by Caesars

Additionally, Capitals brand creativity through the presentation of arena games, digital channels and more will feature a returning theme in honor of the jerseys. The distinct color palette of the uniform is associated with the technology-inspired design trends of the 90s and early 2000s. Sepia tones, leaves, halftone dots and plastic textures are influenced by the gadget culture of the time, now seen through a modern lens. As part of the jersey unveiling, the Capitals also launched an influencer campaign featuring apparel and related throwback items including a bucket hat, fanny pack, 90s cassette player that scans a list ’90s playbook hosted by the Capitals, retro koozies, a paper fortune teller, and ’90s goodies including a slap bracelet, duct tape, fun dip and scrunchies. Influencer kits also feature a QR code that the recipient must scan and select one of the Reverse Retro games to participate in.

The 2022 ADIZERO Reverse Retro jerseys are authentic NHL jerseys made with adidas Primegreen innovation: a series of high-performance materials containing a minimum of 50% recycled content. Each team will wear the adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jersey in multiple games during the 2022-23 NHL® season, including special matchups beginning Nov. 2 and continuing through early 2023.

Soon, the Capitals will also announce details surrounding a Rock the Retro concert presented by FTX at the 9:30 Club to celebrate the jersey.

The Capitals Reverse Retro jersey will be available exclusively at Capital One Arena and MedStar Capitals Iceplex team stores beginning November 15 as well as online at shop.monumentalsportsnetwork.com and NHLshop.com. Further details on the inventory that will be available and other details will be announced soon. To be the first to receive merchandise sales information, sign up at washcaps.com/retroretail and visit Washcaps.com/reverseretro for jersey details.

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