Well, here they are – and just in time for Christmas, too. The Avs released their 2020-21 Reverse Retro jerseys just now, and they definitely are a tip of the hat to the past. For you young fans out there, the Avs franchise used to be known as the Quebec Nordiques, but they moved to Denver in 1995, after 16 years in the NHL in Quebec City.
These new jerseys certainly pay homage to the Nordiques.
Here’s a tweet from the Avs that has a little video presentation of the jerseys:
Our past, our present, remixed for Avs Faithful.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 16, 2020
Here are still pics:
I like them a lot. Hell, I might even want one. I know my son, who is a jersey freak, is already pestering dear old dad to get one. I like the mixture of Avs burgundy and royal blue, with the Quebec logos and the fleur de lis on the shoulders and bottom.
When can you order them? Right now, by clicking here.
They won’t ship until Dec. 1, though. Still – just in time for Christmas.
Here’s more on the jerseys, from the Avs’ official release:
The Colorado Avalanche, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today unveiled its adidas Reverse Retro jersey as part of a league-wide announcement of the Reverse Retro collection for all 31 teams.
Blending both the past and present, the Reverse Retro jersey is based on the uniform the organization wore during its time in Quebec City as the Nordiques. The crest features the iconic Nordiques igloo logo, modernized in the Avalanche’s color scheme. The hem showcases the return of the fleur-de-lis symbol, modeled from Quebec’s provincial flag, with a fleur-de-lis patch also placed on the shoulder.
One of the few Reverse Retro jerseys in white, the sweater is a nod to the snow found in both northern Quebec and the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the franchise’s two homes.
“The Avalanche’s reverse retro jersey is unique in that it represents our club’s rich history and bright future, utilizing the Nordiques’ iconic marks and remixed in the Avalanche’s beloved burgundy and blue,” said Declan Bolger, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Colorado Avalanche and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. “We believe the sweater pays tribute to the franchise’s time in Quebec City, the first 25 seasons in Colorado, and will be popular for not only Avalanche and Nordiques fans, but for all fans of the game.”
The jersey design also includes a wide burgundy stripe at the waistline of the sweater and narrower burgundy stripes at end of each sleeve’s hemline-the same design used on the Nordiques’ original home uniforms. On the back of the sweater, a horizontal white nameplate is situated above blue numbers trimmed in burgundy. The lettering of the nameplate is in burgundy, while the font on the sweater is in the similar block-style that was used by the Nordiques.
Inside the wide collar, which is colored in burgundy, are other details blending the franchise’s past and present. On the back neck is the text ‘COL’ and ’79’-representing the year Quebec entered the NHL-with the adidas’ colorful reverse retro mark in between.
The Reverse Retro jerseys are available for presale today at AltitudeAuthentics.com and orders will be shipped on Dec. 1.
The full uniform design of Colorado’s reverse retro look, as well as a schedule of when it will be worn, will be announced at a later date.