The Nashville Predators revealed their new Winter Classic jerseys today ahead of their matinee matchup with the New York Rangers.

Here’s your first look at the new threads:

Nashville Predators Winter Classic
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These jerseys will be worn at the 2020 NHL Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas when the Preds take on the Dallas Stars. From the Preds’ release about the jersey design:

“The new jersey was created with a heritage aesthetic, featuring designs inspired by Nashville’s rich hockey history and its passionate hockey fanbase. The script crest, felt block lettering and classic striping create a nostalgic look suitable for the NHL Winter Classic’s celebration of the game’s origins outdoors.”

Nashville’s hockey heritage on display

The homage to the hockey heritage of Nashville, the Dixie Flyers, is a really nice touch. You can see the resemblance immediately with the script name inside of the striping.

Nashville Predators Dixie Flyers
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The Dixie Flyers were a professional hockey team in the Eastern Hockey League that played in Nashville from 1962 to 1971. Playing in Municipal Auditorium, the Flyers took home the EHL Championship in 1966 and 1967.

While most folks who follow the Preds probably don’t remember the Dixie Flyers, it was a nice touch for the Predators to give a nod to the first ever professional hockey team that played in Music City.

Judging by the social media reaction so far, most people are a fan of the new look.

The Preds will take on the Stars in the Winter Classic in their first ever outdoor game this New Year’s Day. No doubt there will be a solid showing of Preds fans wearing this slick new look in the stands of the Cotton Bowl on January 1st.

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