The Columbus Blue Jackets will launch a brand new third jersey this November, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Jackets beat writer Aaron Portzline revealed this information in his latest posting on Puck-Rakers Blog this evening.
Here is what Portzline had to say on the subject:
Reebok has been handed design ideas by the Blue Jackets regarding the third sweater, to be unveiled next season. The club expects to get a prototype back from the sporting goods' supplier shortly. Local retailers have already been asked to submit orders.
The Dispatch has been told by a high-ranking front-office member that the new duds will be unveiled next November.
One interesting thing in this article is the first line. Apparently, the team is submitting ideas to Reebok and not the other way around as some have surmised. If we can get our hands on pictures of any of these prototype jerseys, you can count on Icethetics to share them with the world.
The Blue Jackets were rumored to be launching an alternate jersey to celebrate their 10th NHL season. This now appears to be confirmed. The last time the Jackets debuted a third jersey was 2003. It was used until 2007 when the logo featured on it became the team's primary mark.
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By the way, I would've posted this sooner, but I couldn't turn away from the Latvia-Czech Republic game. Those Latvians sure put on a good show. I actually wondered for a little while if they were going to pull off the upset.