Back in 1995 the NHL's Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver and became the Colorado Avalanche. Next season the Avs will pay tribute to those roots.
Colorado unveiled new jerseys today as part of a "Reverse Retro" collection from Adidas Hockey, where classic sweaters are given a modern twist.
In the case of the Avalanche, the Nordiques' igloo logo is recreated in Colorado's burgundy and blue, and the fleurs-de-lis that run around the torso of the white jersey are in burgundy.
The "Reverse Retro" jerseys will be worn a limited number of times during the upcoming season only and are "while supplies last" when it comes to retail sales. They go on sale at the NHL's official online retail outlets on Dec. 1.