The NHL revealed the new jerseys that will be worn by players at the 2016 All-Star game in Nashville on Jan. 31.
The jerseys, which come in both a black and white version, feature the NHL crest on the front with Predator’s gold borders. According to the NHL, the on-ice versions of the jersey will feature a reflective material in the crest which will shine in certain light “as a salute to Nashville’s vibrant night-life scene.” The black and white colors on both jerseys are also meant to represent the keys on piano as a reference to Nashville’s nickname “Music City.”
The NHL also noted that the number and letters on the jerseys are inspired by “traditional country music poster lettering” and will also feature reflective material in the on-ice versions. The jerseys also have a tri-star mark in the neck gusset as a tribute to the Tennessee state flag and the Predators.
The roster for the All-Star game will be announced on Wednesday. This year, the game will have a new 3-on-3 tournament format based on the NHL divisions.