January 2, 2017
Sunday’s Centennial Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings officially kicked off a year-long celebration of 100 years of the National Hockey League.
If you watched either of the two games played Sunday night after Auston Matthews’ overtime winner in Toronto, you may have noticed an addition to the uniforms. For the rest of the season, all 30 NHL teams will wear a special centennial patch on their sweaters.
As you can see below, the patches have been added to the arm of the sweater just below the number.
According to Pittsburgh Penguins head equipment manager Dana Heinze, who gave us a better look at the patch, the NHL mandated where the patch should be worn.
Starting this month all the teams will be wearing a 100 year centennial patch. The league mandates where we wear it. pic.twitter.com/zfSfJ48uKZ— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) January 1, 2017
While the patch is a nice little touch, they would probably look better on the chest of the jersey rather than the sleeve. What do you think?