Carolina Hurricanes storm in with new look

June 4, 2013 10:06:49 AM PDT
The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes are storming in with a new look.

The Canes' President and General Manager, Jim Rutherford, introduced the team's new home and road uniforms for the 2013-14 season Tuesday.

It marks the first time in the Hurricanes' 15-year state history that they have made a head-to-toe change.

While the team's primary logo and colors remain the same, alterations have been made to their home and road sweaters, pants and socks.

Rutherford said the process of making the changes began several years ago.

He said several hundred uniform renderings were created and refined during a two-year period to create two distinct uniform sets designed to be classic and timeless.

Now players' red and white sweaters will have a smaller, lighter crest and the shoulder patches have been removed.

The logo outline was also changed from metallic to matte silver finish, while the warning flag pattern was moved from the base of the sweaters to inside the neckline.

A feature unique to the NHL was added to the team's white sweater. Rutherford said a red shoulder yoke was established, which was extended to the back of the sweater to include the nameplate.

Players' pants and gloves also got a makeover.

The Hurricanes' logo and bottom black band were removed from the pants and all glove sets are now predominantly red with small white highlights.

The new sweaters are expected to be available for fans beginning in early September. Officials said season ticket holders will be able to purchase the sweaters before they go on sale to the general public.

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