Kings Unveil Vintage Jersey!

Kings' throwback sweaterWithout a lot of fanfare, the Los Angeles Kings today unveiled the throwback jersey they will wear occasionally during the season.

The new uniform was revealed via the team's website this afternoon. Unlike the retro gold jersey we saw the Kings give to their first round draft pick in June, this one is purple.

The sweater's design is simple, a replica of what the club wore during the 1970s. It features a single heavy gold stripe around the waist and sleeves along with the classic crown on the chest. Click here for a rendering of the full uniform.

In their press release, the team acknowledges the throwback jersey is being used on Saturday to commemorate 40 years of competition with the Vancouver Canucks, who entered the NHL in 1970. This year is the Kings' 44th.

The release also confirmed the jerseys would be worn again at home during the season:

Saturday’s game at Vancouver will also help kick-off off a special “Kings Legends Series” planned for later this season at STAPLES Center. As part of this series, the Kings will again wear their special vintage jerseys on three future home dates while honoring three distinguished former players. Legends Series dates and honorees will be announced at a later time.

For more pictures of the jersey, including photos of players breaking in their purple and gold gear at practice, make your way to the Kings' website. You can also find a page on the Kings' uniform history.