The Toronto Maple Leafs will hit triple digits in 2017 but there's no time like the present to get the centennial celebrations started. The team unveiled its 100th anniversary logo today along with some of the plans for the 2016-17 season.
It's a simple design — the new primary logo with the text in the center replaced by a big 100. Its primary usage will be the shiny silver version seen above. Not a bad look.
But there's more! The team announced plans for two new specialty sweaters to be used next season — both of which we were expecting. However, the designs will be released at a later date. What we do know comes from the team's press release.
The club will pay tribute to its heritage by wearing Toronto St. Pats uniforms for its home date against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
The St. Pats jersey news was previously reported in our first NHL JerseyWatch of the year, but now we have context for how and when it will be used.
The Maple Leafs will play host to the NHL Centennial Classic on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at BMO Field as they play host to the Detroit Red Wings in an outdoor game to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary for both the Maple Leafs and the NHL. The Maple Leafs will wear commemorative NHL Centennial Classic uniforms to mark the occasion.
Again, no details yet on what these jerseys will look like but knowing that they're definitely happening gives us all a little something to look forward to.