Get Exclusive Adidas Uniforms for Original Six NHL 19 Teams
EA Sports has teamed up with Adidas and the original six NHL teams to bring exclusive custom-designed jerseys to Hockey Ultimate Team and eventually other game modes in NHL 19. The Digital 6 jerseys in NHL 19 will be available on November 5 before coming to the additional modes on November 19.
Here are some design notes on how the exclusive jerseys were created for each of the original six teams:
With the fighting spirit of a bear and a storied history that has defined their legacy, the Digital 6 jersey for Boston pays homage to the League’s first American team. The seven stripes and 13 stars surrounding their prominent logo represents the country’s original 13 colonies, honoring the birthplace of a nation. The white color-blocking on the sleeves makes each player’s number pop, and innovative body striping is exclusive to this jersey. Fans can unleash the attitude of a Bruin with this unique look, no matter their favorite team.
The Blackhawks’ Digital 6 jersey expands the seven colors from their logo into various areas of this design. No logo in professional sports features as many shades as Chicago’s jersey, which is why this design is so vibrant and powerful. The iconic jersey crest color palette was expanded out onto the sleeves with bold striping that stays true to their legacy. The threads weaved into the striped pattern on the Blackhawks jersey give it a classic appearance.
Detroit Red Wings
The bold red and white stripes on the Red Wings’ Digital 6 jersey are inspired by Detroit’s automotive history, adorned with the kind of racing stripes that decorated many local muscle cars. This fresh take on the 1926-27 jersey features an amped-up Red Wings logo forged from the heart of Hockeytown.
Montreal’s Digital 6 jersey celebrates the city’s francophone roots in a way that’s never been seen. Bringing together the traditional color scheme of Bleu, Blanc et Rouge, this jersey pops with originality thanks to a number of special design choices that went into creating this look. The MTL abbreviation is a nod to how the locals refer to their city, surrounded by vivid striping and the iconic “C” from their crest used as the captaincy “C.”
New York Rangers
The Big Apple is grand and larger than life, which is why the Rangers’ Digital 6 jersey features an oversized crest with “New York” emphasized as the center of attention. Bearing the revered Rangers shield and wrapping it all the way around their jersey creates a balanced look between Home and Away designs with a striking presence that stands out like skyscrapers above the competition.
Toronto Maple Leafs
This Digital 6 jersey makes each player look like a singular flying leaf. The untouched white area in the upper half of the jersey, combined with the frosted blue visor, pay homage to the winter cityscape when the ice has frozen over.
Fans can acquire the Digital 6 in HUT the following ways:
- Players can get one of six jerseys featuring their favorite Original Six team by entering Hockey Ultimate Team in the game. Players must redeem the Digital 6 choice pack located in the HUT store before November 19.
- Six HUT Challenges featuring an Original Six team can be completed to earn the remaining jerseys in the game.
In addition to the all-new Digital 6 jerseys, 28 articles of Adidas apparel, including the popular Z.N.E. Collection, men’s jackets, pants, half-zips, hoodies and more have been added to World of CHEL.
For more details on the digital 6 jerseys and the new Adidas apparel, visit EA’s NHL 19 news post.