NHL Reverse Retro Jersey Ideas For 2022-23: Pacific Division

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VANCOUVER, BC – FEBRUARY 19: Goalie Thatcher Demko #35 of the Vancouver Canucks wearing the team’s reverse retro jerseys leads the team out prior to NHL hockey action against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena on February 19, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Before the start of last season, Adidas and the National Hockey League came up with a brilliant idea for alternate uniforms. The jersey program was simple: reverse retro uniforms.

The idea was to allow each of the NHL’s 31 teams to come up with creative designs that featured a mix of current and past uniforms that sums up a large portion of a franchise’s history.

Each team has had its own history with uniforms from logos to colors to striping and patterns. The potential was off the charts with all the possibilities. When the jerseys were revealed to the public, the league’s idea had come to fruition in a positive manner, as many team’s uniforms were very appealing to fans.

Here are Reverse Retro jersey ideas for the Pacific in the 2022-23 season.

While some of the uniforms were grand-slams, others were disappointing (I’m looking at you, Detroit Red Wings). The results were such a success overall that the NHL has announced that the Reverse Retro program will be reinstated for the league’s 2022-23 season.

With that information given out, let us dive deep into a unique idea for all eight teams in the Pacific Division. These ideas that I’m giving out may not be fully to your liking, as many have their own opinions, but I think this will be a fun topic to discuss.

Anaheim Ducks

Ryan Getzlaf of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/NHLI)

Anaheim Ducks: Gold Version of Original “Mighty Ducks” Uniform

When it comes to Anaheim, ideas for a potential Reverse Retro jersey aren’t as easy as one might think, but it isn’t extremely difficult either.

Now, when it comes to the Ducks they’ve already used all their enticing options for alternate’s in the past. Last season saw the franchise revive the infamous “Wild Wing” uniform with white being the primary color instead of teal. They’ve already used the original “Mighty Ducks” logo on several incarnations.

They’ve reissued the original jersey in 2013, and for the 25th anniversary of the franchise, they wore a primarily black version of the original uniform. They’ve also worn an orange alternate with the original logo from 2015-17 and 2019-present.

However, if you examine the jersey history of the franchise, you’ll realize that Anaheim has never once donned a primarily gold jersey. I think this would be a great opportunity for the team to finally debut one.

What they could do here is use the same design as the original uniform (as seen in the above photo) and incorporate the current color scheme. Gold will be the main color of choice and the diagonal stripes on the bottom and sleeves could feature the orange, white, silver, and black in that order.

I think black would be perfect for the big bottom layer since I think too much orange would make this idea a bit of an eye-sore. The hint of orange on the first stipe is more than enough.

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