We now know what John Scott and company will be sporting in Nashville at the end of the month.
On Wednesday, the NHL released its jerseys for the 2016 All-Star Game, which will be played on Jan. 31 at Bridgestone Arena, home of the Predators.
Each All-Star jersey features the official NHL Shield infused with the Predators’ gold in the crest. For the on-ice version of the All-Star jersey, the crest has been constructed with reflective material which glimmers in certain light as a salute to Nashville’s vibrant night-life scene. The black and white color scheme in each jersey shares the colors of the keys on a piano to celebrate the city of Nashville’s “Music City” nickname.
The All-Star jerseys will feature numbers and letters designed as modern interpretations of traditional country music poster lettering, which has been a defining aesthetic of Nashville. The numbers for the on-ice versions of the All-Star jerseys also will have the same reflective material as the crest. The tri-star mark, which appears in the neck gusset as well as on the pant, is a tribute to the Tennessee state flag and the Predators and a symbol of the elite athletes participating in the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star festivities. Each All-Star jersey will feature two full-color shoulder patches – the player’s home team logo and the NHL All-Star logo.
It’s worth noting that each player will receive a dark and light version of the jersey, as a function of the new All-Star format.