The Vegas Golden Knights announced today that they'll be adopting their mustard yellow "gold" jerseys as their full-time home uniforms for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
Check it out:
For those unfamiliar with the unis, here they are:
Oof... those look worse than their goaltending tandem for this upcoming season...
In all seriousness, I'm not sure why the team elected to make this change. The two-tone black jerseys are pretty universally loved, even if they look like cheap knockoffs of the classic Vancouver Canucks jerseys of the 80s and 90s.
From the team's official website:
"After a memorable five years as the 31st NHL franchise, we look forward to advancing to the latest era of Golden Knights hockey," said Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. "While being Vegas Born will always be a significant part of our identity, The Golden Age represents a time of all-new adventures and opportunities as we and our city emerge in the post-pandemic world. As we continue to pursue the ultimate goal of bringing a Stanley Cup to Vegas and our passionate fanbase, we are consistently looking for ways to enhance our product, and we couldn't be more excited for the sixth season of hockey in the desert."
"Gold is a bold and powerful color and one that we are excited to feature even more with this evolution," said Chief Marketing Officer Eric Tosi. "It fits both our city and our organization, and is a natural defining theme of this new campaign. We are excited to welcome our fans back to T-Mobile, proudly wearing gold and rallying around this new era."
The team did announce that they will continue to wear their two tone black jerseys at "select" home dates this season, but that the golden jerseys will act as their primary uniform for at least this one season. No word yet on whether or not the golden and silver helmets will make a comeback this season though.
In any case, the Golden Knights will be in tough to compete in the Pacific Division again this season as it looks like the likes of the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks have all made offseason improvements, while the Golden Knights themselves have been forced to shed bodies due to salary cap restraints.