Last month when the Flyers announced their “New Era of Orange,” apparently they meant business.
That was evident on Tuesday morning when the team unveiled the club’s new home and road uniforms featuring a collection of design elements and new features which officially usher in the team’s business slogan.
According to the Flyers, the design changes are the first alterations to the team’s primary home and away uniforms since 2010.
The club collaborated with the NHL’s League-wide uniform partner, adidas, to bring the design to life. Many key stakeholders across the organization including Flyers season ticket members, Flyers alumni and broadcasters were consulted throughout the process.
To honor its tradition while carving out a new era for the franchise, the Flyers are combining notable components of its past jerseys to form a modern adaptation of its storied history.
The team identified several iconic elements from different decades to incorporate into the design. The big, bold striping across the shoulders and down the arms, a defining characteristic of Flyers uniforms, has been widened to fully encapsulate each player’s numbers for a streamlined design. Numbers located on the sleeves will go back to a single-color design, a nod to the original 1967-1970 uniforms, the first time since those years the uniform will sport single-color numbers.
“This New Era of Orange is all about honoring our franchise’s storied past while writing an exciting, new chapter of Flyers history,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, Comcast Spectacor chairman & CEO and governor of the Flyers. “These new uniforms represent that sentiment perfectly with details to honor previous eras paired with a fresh, modern design. And there’s no better company than Independence Blue Cross to be our first jersey patch partner! It is an organization that has meant so much to me personally and the entire Philadelphia region.”
The black horizontal stripe at the bottom of the jersey has been moved down to the bottom edge of sweater which will sit flush with the black pants for a more fluid aesthetic and representative of the uniforms introduced in 1982. The new jerseys will carry over the contrasting name-plate design, which was first introduced in 2008. The Flyers stand as the only team in the NHL to sport this feature on their primary uniforms.
The jersey most notably features the clamored-for “burnt orange” that defined the great teams of the 80s and 90s. The iconic shade of orange serves as the base of the home jerseys and is prominently displayed on the arm and shoulder panels and large player numbers for the team’s away jerseys. Burnt orange is also featured on both sets of socks to round out the look.
Through the multiple stylistic changes, the organization’s iconic “flying P” logo remains the foundation and focal point of the uniform set. Dating back to the team’s inception in 1967, the logo represents speed and the motion of flying across the ice.
“These burnt orange sweaters are one of the most iconic symbols of Flyers hockey,” said Keith Jones, Flyers president of hockey operations and alternate governor. “There’s no doubt that this look is known throughout the NHL and uniquely beloved by our fans because it brings to life one of the most important parts of our rebuild – it honors our past while we continue to forge a new path forward.”
As part of the new uniform unveil, the team also announced its first-ever official home jersey patch partner, Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross. Through the multi-year deal, Independence Blue Cross, a leading health insurer in Southeastern Pennsylvania, becomes the Official Health Insurance Partner of the Flyers.
The Flyers will debut the new uniforms at the beginning of the 2023-2024 season. Fans can join the list to be the first to know about on-sale details at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/uniform.