For weeks, the Carolina Hurricanes have teased that a “New Storm” is coming.
The team was changing its look on the ice, but no one really knew how much of a change was going to happen. They shared portions of the new look included giving away teaser images for the past 10 days on their official Instagram account, but it was still hard to get a clear idea of what the new uniform set would be. It was all leading up to this day, the day the “New Storm” made official landfall.
While the logo and color scheme remains the same, the look does not. Gone is the hurricane flag pattern at the bottom of the jersey, and in is a much cleaner and more simple design.
In a team-released statement, GM Jim Rutherford said that the process of changing the uniforms had been going on for some time:
“The process of making these changes began several years ago. We are pleased with the results, and proud that our team was able to design the new look internally. Doug Warf’s staff including Ben Aycock, Andrew Roman and Lauren Baxter devoted a lot of time and energy to this process, taking input from our hockey department to create uniforms that our players love, and our fans will hopefully enjoy as well.”
You can view the new, cleaner look below as well as the jerseys being replaced.
The Hurricanes aren’t the only team revealing a new look today. The Dallas Stars will be unveiling their new brand overhaul at an event in Dallas at 6:30 EST.