New Look NHL Jerseys: Pacific Division


Pacific Division Jerseys

NHL fans rejoice as the Fanatics Breakaway replica jerseys have finally been revealed – showcasing the new jerseys each team will rock during the upcoming season.

As the contract with former NHL jersey manufacturer Reebok reached expiration, the league sought out a new partnership, reaching a seven-year deal with Adidas and a 16-year agreement with Fanatics Branded. These sportswear giants are determined to set a new high-water mark.

Continue reading to view the visuals of the Fanatics Branded jerseys, and get your first look at the inaugural uniform for the new kids on the block, the Vegas Golden Knights.

Anaheim Ducks




As the league transitions to new threads, the Anaheim Ducks have chosen to keep their team’s previous design. The Fanatics Breakaway jersey maintains the same colorway and patterns, but now has white, tied-down laces rather than loose black ones.

Arizona Coyotes




Just like their SoCal neighbors, the Arizona Coyotes decided to carry over their previous colors and design to their new Breakaway threads. The team’s logo now sits higher on the shoulders, and black patches have been added to the collar.

Calgary Flames




The Calgary Flames jersey for next season will feature tied-down laces below the collar (which now has more red and less black). The Flames ditched the piping that had trailed the side of the jersey, while the Alberta and Canadian flags retain their respective spots atop the shoulders.

Edmonton Oilers




The Edmonton Oilers usher in a new era of “Orange Crush” with their new Breakaway threads. The Oilers maintain the same colorway as the previous version but utilize a darker shade of blue on the jersey. Blue player numbers now appear on the sleeves paired with a white outline.

Orange stripes now lie between the white and blue strips of the sleeve, as well as the waistline. The most notable changes come from the collar, which is now blue with a sliver of white at the very top. Let’s see if the new orange threads can spark another playoff run for the energized Oilers.

Los Angeles Kings




The 14th primary jersey for the Los Angeles Kings features minor changes compared to the team’s previous threads. The shield logo has been shrunk slightly but remains in the center of the jersey. The piping across the upper half of the sweater is lower, creating a more “squared” feel for the timeless design.

San Jose Sharks




The San Jose Sharks opted in preserving the identity of their team’s jersey by carrying over a similar design for the Fanatics-crafted sweaters, except for the modernized secondary logo that appears as patches on the shoulders.

Vancouver Canucks




Skating down the same path as many other teams in the Pacific Division, the Vancouver Canucks stuck to their traditional mainstays. Minor modifications made to the collar ditch the majority of white and welcome more blue. Player numbers remain on the sleeves, and the “Canuck Whale” logo lives to see another season.

Vegas Golden Knights




Drum roll, please …

And here are the Vegas Golden Knights’ brand new threads you’ve all been waiting for. The not-so-golden Knights’ inaugural jersey will sport a “storm gray” and black colorway, along with a white and gold trim. Bill Foley, the team’s majority owner, utilized West Point’s color scheme, a nod to his alma mater.

The team’s secondary logo is situated on the shoulders, while the collar follows a simple steel gray and black design. The most interesting feature? The sleeves. Three panels of black, gold, and red stack on top of each other and host player numbers both filled and outlined in white. The two-tone waistline presents a thin gold strip right above a mass of black to finish the jersey.

We can’t forget to point out that the gloves are white and gold.

Out With the Old, In With the New

Whether you’re a diehard hockey fan or just enjoy watching hockey at your leisure, be sure to gear up in the latest Fanatics Breakaway replica jerseys. Unsure of where to find the brand-new threads? Have no fear. has you covered from head to toe with the newest NHL apparel to hit the ice.


NHL Trade Deadline Analysis


Trades and trade rumors were exciting in the final hours and minutes before the NHL trade deadline came and went. Once the clock hit 12 a.m. on March 2, 2017, team rosters were frozen – no more moves could be made. Some franchises were able to upgrade, while others … not so much.

Is your team fielding a better lineup now than they did in December or January? How were these trades graded, and did your team’s general manager come out looking like the star pupil or class clown? We took a look at some of the biggest trades that occurred right up until the NHL trade deadline window closed to see which teams came out looking the best.

Power Plays

Here are the biggest deals, broken down by days, that occurred before the NHL trade deadline expired.


Sunday, February 26

The Los Angeles Kings trade G Peter Budaj, D Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick, and a conditional pick in the 2017 Draft to the Tampa Bay Lightning for G Ben Bishop and fifth-round pick in the 2017 Draft.

Welcome to LA Ben.

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Ben Bishop may not have been a Lighting player at the end of the season, so the team’s general manager Steve Yzerman found a way to get some value for the established goalkeeper. However, the quality of this trade depends on how the conditional pick pans out, as it may be tied to how deep into the playoffs the Kings go. The Kings gave up a lot for Bishop, especially since one of their goalies, Jonathan Quick, returned from injury in fine form. It’s an expensive insurance policy.

The Arizona Coyotes trade F Martin Hanzal, F Ryan White, and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 Draft to the Minnesota Wild for F Grayson Downing, a first-round pick in the 2017 Draft, a second-round pick in 2018, and a conditional pick in 2019.

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher wants to win the Western Conference, and this move brings his organization closer to doing that. While he had to use draft picks as collateral, he also helped the Wild keep prospects such as Kirill Kaprizov, Jordan Greenway, and Joel Eriksson Ek. The Coyotes and general manager John Chayka, however, managed to get a high return for a player who could be on a different team next season. Both the Coyotes and Wild earned high marks for their trade deadline execution, each received an A- from SBNation.

Monday, February 27

The St. Louis Blues trade D Kevin Shattenkirk and G Pheonix Copley to the Washington Capitals for F Brad Malone, F Zach Sanford, a 2017 Draft first-round pick, and conditional draft picks.

👋 @shattdeuces! Kevin meets the media. #RockTheRed

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How do you set up your team as Stanley Cup favorites? If you’re Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan, you go out and upgrade in an area where you’re already dominant. Adding Shattenkirk to his team’s defense, even if it is just until the end of the season, helps to strengthen their power plays. On the other side of the puck, the Blues were in a no-win scenario. Last year, they let David Backes and Troy Brouwer leave as free agents without capitalizing. The Blues didn’t make the same mistake this time, but they’ll need the Capitals to advance deep into the playoffs for those conditional picks to come good.

The Tampa Bay Lightning trade F Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs for F Byron Froese and a conditional second-round pick in the 2017 Draft.

Did the Toronto Maple Leafs want an extended trial of Brian Boyle before he hits free agency at the end of the season? Perhaps! Their cupboard was stocked with second-round picks, so they didn’t give up too much to see if Boyle fits in well with the Leafs. Meanwhile, the Lighting may end up with 10 picks in the 2017 NHL Draft, giving them extended flexibility as they look to negotiate trades or acquire new talent after the season ends.

Tuesday, February 28

The Detroit Red Wings trade D Brendan Smith to the New York Rangers for a 2017 Draft third-round pick and a 2018 Draft second-round pick.

#NYR Brendan Smith set for his first game @thegarden as a #NYR!

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Most analysts were not a fan of the Rangers’ decision to sell off tomorrow for Brendan Smith, who is a strong defender but not on the level of a player like Shattenkirk, who went to the Washington Capitals. The New York Rangers earned C+ grades from CBS Sports and SBNation for this trade, both being very critical of how much they gave away to acquire the “more-than-viable fill-in” Smith. Meanwhile, Detroit earned A grades for a team that typically is buying, not selling, before the deadline.

Wednesday, March 1

The Tampa Bay Lightning trade F Valtteri Filppula, a fourth-round pick, and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 Draft to the Philadelphia Flyers for D Mark Streit; the Tampa Bay Lightning trade D Mark Streit to Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2018 Draft fourth-round pick.

A busy #NHLTrade Deadline for Mark Streit, who ends the day as a member of the @penguins.

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This three-team trade may end up getting counted as a win for each of the three teams involved, even if the Tampa Bay Lightning just worked their magic as a middleman. While the Lightning did manage to add to their draft pick total and free up some cap space, the other two teams found ways to add players in positions of need. The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking for Streit to provide quality help on defense while the Flyers, in Filppula, get a playmaking center who still has a year remaining on his existing contract. If he doesn’t pan out, the Flyers would be able to ship him off next season without too much lost.

The Detroit Red Wings trade F Thomas Vanek to the Florida Panthers for D Dylan McIlrath and a conditional third-round pick in the 2017 Draft.

Welcome to the squad, Thomas Vanek! 👊

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As a team looking to push for a wild-card spot, the Florida Panthers needed to do something. What they did was add Thomas Vanek to their side, in the hopes he can add the same attacking threat he provided the Detroit Red Wings. Vanek has scored 15 goals for Detroit this season, which is more impressive when you consider he missed nearly a month of games due to injury. The Red Wings continue to stockpile assets they can either use in the draft or include in trades after the end of the current season.

Face Off

Your team may have been one of the many teams wheeling and dealing before the close of the NHL trade deadline. Did they give up more than you thought they should? Do you believe they did enough to make a legitimate push into the Stanley Cup Finals this year? Or are they already scheming for what happens at the end of the season? No matter how your team ended up, make sure you sport their colors at the game or out-and-about by getting the best officially licensed NHL team merchandise and apparel at


Mapping NHL Teams: Pacific Division


Before the 2013 National Hockey League season took place, there was a shake-up in how the league was organized. Conference alignment was refined, and teams were slotted into divisions that made the most geographical sense. In the Western Conference, there are two divisions – Pacific and Central. We’ll take a closer look at the seven teams that comprise the Pacific Division and where its players hail from.

In alphabetical order, the Pacific Division consists of the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, and Vancouver Canucks. There are 173 players on their rosters. Where do they come from? Let’s find out.

The United Nations of NHL


Out of the 173 NHL players spread across the Pacific Division, a whopping 55 percent hail from Canada. The next most represented country is the U.S., which claims 21 percent of players in the Pacific Division. This is followed by Sweden (9.8 percent), the Czech Republic (3 percent), and Finland (3 percent). Denmark, Germany, and Slovakia each claim almost 2 percent of players.

Notable players from Canada are Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry who take to the ice for the Anaheim Ducks, a team that last won the Stanley Cup in the 2006-07 season and has reached the playoffs seven out of the last nine years. Coyotes captain Shane Doan hails from Alberta, Canada, but his team has been in a bit of a slump over the last few years – they haven’t made the playoffs since the 2011-12 season. The Edmonton Oilers have a couple of notable Canadians on their team as well, one of which is Cam Talbot. The Oilers are also in the middle of a decade-long playoff drought but are looking for a renewed franchise under the leadership of last year’s first overall pick, Connor McDavid.


When we break down the stats a little further, it’s obvious that some Canadian provinces are a good source for Pacific Division players – 47 hail from Ontario alone, which is Canada’s most populated province. The next greatest number of players hail from Alberta (15 players) followed by Quebec (10 players). Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba claim nine, eight, and five players respectively, while Newfoundland and Labrador is home to one player.

There are fewer players from the U.S., but some states boast more Pacific Division players than others. Notably, two Northern states account for 14 players – eight from Minnesota and six from Michigan. This is followed by Illinois with three players as well as Wisconsin, New York, and California, which claim two players each.

Johnny Gaudreau laces up his skates in Calgary but hails from New Jersey. Calgary hasn’t done much since making it to the second round of the playoffs in the 2014-2015 season, but the team has a lot of promise with new young players, such as Gaudreau. Wisconsin’s Joe Pavelski probably enjoys playing for the perennial contenders, the San Jose Sharks. They’ve made the playoffs 11 out of the last 12 seasons and made it to the Stanley Cup Finals last season before falling to the Penguins.

The NHL Goes International


The Calgary Flames have the most Canadian players, while the Los Angeles Kings have the most Americans. The Kings, incidentally, have won the Stanley Cup twice in the last five seasons. In the 2013-14 season, the team needed to win three game sevens to reach the finals against the Rangers – which they eventually did; they won the series 4-1.

Edmonton and Vancouver both have five Swedish players. Vancouver also has the most players from outside Canada, the U.S., and Sweden. Daniel and Henrik Sedin were drafted by Vancouver in the first round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft second and third overall, respectively. The Canucks are a very competitive team, having made the playoffs seven out of the last 10 seasons. They once advanced to the Stanley Cup Final but ultimately lost to the Boston Bruins.

For the Love of the Ice

No matter where the players hail from, you probably love your NHL team – and live and die with every regular season game. And those playoffs, as far away as they may be, are the stuff dreams are made of. If you’re looking for the best NHL gear, whether it’s a San Jose Sharks jersey or an Edmonton Oilers hoodie, has you covered.