Which jersey is the best? – [Update News]

Hockey is a sport, and games should be enjoyable.

But because this sport sometimes takes itself too seriously, alternate jerseys provide a nice sideshow, as it did on Tuesday when the New Jersey Devils introduced their alternate uniform that literally says, “Jersey,” on the front. It was a big talking point, regardless of how you feel about it. Twitter was buzzing and everyone had fun.

It’s a great way to continue that theme, but also to look at all the alternate jersey universes and have more fun.

Sean Shapiro, myself, sought the assistance of Sara Civian and Dom Luszczyszyn to rank and discuss the history and draft format of NHL alternate jerseys. It was basically a copy of their April 2020 draft of uniforms.

The only jerseys that are eligible for the draft were those that were made as official alternate jerseys. (Or sweaters, if you’re feeling a bit sarcastic). No reverse retro, no special event, no heritage jerseys. Only jerseys that the teams created and put in place and are part of a regular rotation.

New Jersey has introduced an alternate look to all 32 teams. All but one of them now has at least one official alternate jersey. While the Detroit Red Wings will not have an alternate jersey in the future, the Seattle Kraken may have one in the near future.