Pittsburgh Penguins to wear ‘Reverse Retro’ alternate jerseys during 2020-21 season

Pittsburgh Penguins to wear ‘Reverse Retro’ alternate jerseys during 2020-21 season
The Pittsburgh Penguins will wear a. Adidas reverse retro jersey during their 2021 season. (Pittsburgh Penguins/Pittsburgh Penguins)

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled the team’s Reverse Retro alternate uniforms for next season on Monday.

It will be the first time since the 1996-97 season that the Penguins will wear a jersey with diagonal “Pittsburgh” text on the center of the chest.

The jersey is part of the NHL’s Adidas Reverse Retro alternate uniforms for the 2020-21 season.

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This will be the first time all 31 NHL teams will participate in a leaguewide alternate jersey program.

“Adidas worked closely with the NHL and each team to design a Reverse Retro jersey representing unique and historical moments in each club’s history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation,” a news release said.

The Penguins wore black jerseys with the diagonal “Pittsburgh” text from 1992-97. The 2020-21 version will feature the same script, but will be on a white uniform, signifying a “reverse” take on the classic throwback.

“The last time Penguins fans saw jerseys with a diagonal city script, they were being worn by NHL greats such as Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Larry Murphy. Now, fans will get to see three-time Stanley Cup champions Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang represent the city of Pittsburgh in these unique throwback uniforms,” the news release said.

A schedule for when the Penguins will wear their Reverse Retro jerseys has not yet been announced.

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