Early Friday morning the Pittsburgh Penguins released a short 42 second video displaying captain Sidney Crosby modeling their new alternate jerseys. Other than a small change to a yellow collar the sweaters are identical to the ones worn from 1980 to 1992, an era that ended with the Penguins first two Stanley Cup victories in 1991 and 1992. The 90’s nostalgia doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. Jerseys and shirts are both on sale at PensGear.
The Penguins will play in the new kits for the first of twelve times this season against cross state rivals, Philadelphia Flyers, on October 22nd.
The last alternate jerseys to be worn by the Penguins were ugly uniforms worn during the 2011 NHL Winter Classic, and may have come with a hint of bad luck, as captain Crosby was injured multiple times while wearing the uniform.
“I like them,” said long time Penguin fan Matt McKinney “I like the retro stuff. It looks good. It doesn’t make a difference about how they play but it helps with sales.”