Same logo, same brand, same core colors but an adjustment has been made to the Arizona Coyotes uniform heading into the 2015-16 season.
The change? Black.
Both the white and red uniforms add black from the elbow to just below the shoulder on their sweaters and also sport black hockey pants as well. The team made the major change from the “Katchina” Coyotes logo to the howling Coyote in 2003 changing the teams core colors as well.
“We are very excited about our new jerseys and uniforms,” said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. “We are fortunate to have one of the NHL’s best primary logos and as promised, that remains unchanged. We went through an extensive process with the NHL and Reebok which lasted about a year and produced numerous different uniform combinations. We wanted to maintain the classic design of our old jerseys but create a fresh new look that our fans can be proud of. The final product reflects the very best of those efforts and we are thrilled with the results.”
The new red jersey shoulder patch features a coyote’s paw “A” mark, an icon built for Arizona’s hockey fans; while the white jersey shoulder will carry an updated “AZ” mark, connecting back to the new word mark. Finally, a uniquely Southwestern pattern in the jersey’s neckline connects the Coyotes to the legacy of Arizona. This updated uniform features Reebok’s latest technological innovations and represents an industry leading commitment to the best for the athlete.