Monarchs celebrate Kings' original third jersey


Fan vote determined throwback sweater for Los Angeles Kings Night

The AHL's Manchester Monarchs wore a jersey last Saturday, Jan. 25, that hasn't been seen on the ice in 18 years.

Last August, the Monarchs decided to let fans choose which jersey the team would wear in honor of their NHL affiliate for Los Angeles Kings Night.

The vote featured these three throwback jerseys from Kings history.

Option A was the Kings' original gold sweater, worn for their first 13 years of existence. It's the reverse of the purple Legends Night jersey currently in use by the Kings.

Option B, unmistakably, was the first ever third jersey worn by the Kings for a few games in 1996. And Option C was the Kings' alternate jersey from 2002 to 2007.

The result of the vote was an  overwhelming win for that memorable '96 sweater.

A few months later, the first photos of the Monarchs' version of the sweater emerged.

For more photos, check out the Monarchs' Instagram posts on the side. And in case you need a reminder, below are some shots of how the Kings wore it back in '96.

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