Bruins to retire Rick Middleton’s No. Watch out-of-market games and rbk games with an all new redesigned media player, mobile and connected device apps. Jump to navigation Jump to search Players in the National Hockey League wear equipment which allows their team affiliation to be easily identified, unifying the image of the team.
Other elements merely have a number scheme, allowing individual players to select their own brand and model colored to match the uniform but not necessarily identical in appearance. Goalies often have their pads and gloves and masks colored to match the team’s color scheme, but there is no requirement for this equipment to match, and goalies who transfer to a new team often play in their old equipment until new colors can be obtained. Alternatively, players who transfer teams have sometimes had their gloves painted temporarily to match the required colors, and are given new helmets. Third sweaters are typically worn only a few times a season by special permission of the league, based on a list of requested games. They can also be worn during selected playoff games. A team’s desire to wear their third sweater sometimes requires the opposing team to wear their home or road sweater when the opposite would be normally worn, due to the color of the third sweater. This can occur when a road team wishes to wear a colored third sweater, or a home team wishes to wear a white third sweater, as there must be one team each wearing white and colored uniforms in a game.
Each player in a team’s lineup for a game must have a different number displayed on the back of their sweater, as well as the player’s surname above their number on the back of their sweater. In recent years, teams have sold both «pro» model sweaters, ostensibly identical to those worn by players, and «replica» quality sweaters which are cheaper versions that typically use cheaper production methods and lower-quality materials. Replica versions typically lack the fight strap, and in recent years have an additional brand logo on the left wrist. Prior to 2000, different NHL teams had contracts with different manufacturers for their sweaters, although in some years all or most teams had a deal with one supplier. 06 NHL season, all team sweaters were made by The Hockey Company in an NHL-wide deal, and were branded with subsidiary brands. The Koho brand was on dark sweaters and third sweaters, while the CCM brand was on the white sweaters. The Rbk Edge, or simply Edge, is a newer line of sweaters designed by Reebok.