The Buffalo Sabres unveiled the team’s new road jersey and commemorative 40th anniversary third jersey Saturday.
Beginning this season, Buffalo’s previous third jersey will become the team’s new home uniform. New this season is a white, vintage road jersey. The new 40th anniversary uniform will now serve as the team’s alternate third jersey and will be worn 12 times this season at HSBC Arena. Buffalo will wear this new third jersey for the first time against the New York Rangers in their Oct. 9 home opener.
Design facts about the new 40th anniversary jersey:
*The royal blue color of the third jersey reflects the original Sabres jersey that debuted in 1970.
*The “Buffalo” script wordmark was inspired by the old Buffalo Bisons “bottlecap” logo.
*The choice of an off-white color for the Buffalo script was to give the jersey a vintage feel.
*There are four stripes on the sleeves, socks and around the waist that represent 40 years of Sabres hockey.
*A commemorative 40th anniversary “1970” logo sits below the Buffalo script.
*The faux felt numbers have a unique cross stitched pattern in reference to early pro hockey jerseys.