When the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the ice against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, they’ll be wearing sweaters that haven’t been seen in more than 20 years.
Today, the Pens unveiled their new third jersey: a retro black-and-gold look that calls back to the team’s glory days of the late 1980s and early '90s:
Pittsburgh last wore these unis in 1992 after winning its second of back-to-back Stanley Cups. So maybe the team is looking to recapture some of that magic after a few dismal playoff performances.
This is a great hockey look, and it’ll be awesome seeing Crosby and Malkin wearing the jersey made famous by Lemieux and Jagr. And as someone who grew up watching the Penguins wearing these sweaters, it brings back great memories of watching hockey as a kid. I can’t wait to see these in action!
The Pens will wear the new third jerseys 12 times in the upcoming season. The team’s website has the full schedule.
Photos: courtesy Penguins (Crosby), Bruce Bennett/Getty Images (Lemieux on ice, Lemieux and Jagr), David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated (Penguins)