The Flyers officially announced their new home and away uniforms Tuesday morning to go along with their “New Era of Orange”. Literally, the new uniforms have a new shade of orange.
The design changes are the first alterations to the team’s primary home and away uniforms since 2010.
“This New Era of Orange is all about honoring our franchise’s storied past while writing an exciting, new chapter of Flyers history,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, Comcast Spectacor Chairman & CEO and Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers. “These new uniforms represent that sentiment perfectly with details to honor previous eras paired with a fresh, modern design. And there’s no better company than Independence Blue Cross to be our first jersey patch partner! It is an organization that has meant so much to me personally and the entire Philadelphia region.”
The Flyers are combining unique features of its past jerseys to construct a modern adaptation of its history.
Here are a few of those features, via the Philadelphia Flyers:
“The team identified several iconic elements from different decades to incorporate into the design. The big, bold striping across the shoulders and down the arms, a defining characteristic of Flyers uniforms, has been widened to fully encapsulate each player’s numbers for a streamlined design. Numbers located on the sleeves will go back to a single-color design, a nod to the original 1967-1970 uniforms, the first time since those years the uniform will sport single-color numbers.
“The black horizontal stripe at the bottom of the jersey has been moved down to the bottom edge of sweater which will sit flush with the black pants for a more fluid aesthetic and representative of the uniforms introduced in 1982. The new jerseys will carry over the contrasting name-plate design, which was first introduced in 2008. The Flyers stand as the only team in the NHL to sport this feature on their primary uniforms.
“The jerseys most notably features the clamored-for “burnt orange” that defined the great teams of the 80s and 90s. The iconic shade of orange serves as the base of the home jerseys and is prominently displayed on the arm and shoulder panels and large player numbers for the team’s away jerseys. Burnt orange is also featured on both sets of socks to round out the look.
“Through the multiple stylistic changes, the organization’s iconic “flying P” logo remains the foundation and focal point of the uniform set. Dating back to the team’s inception in 1967, the logo represents speed and the motion of flying across the ice.”
Also with the new uniforms, the Flyers got their first-ever jersey advertisement patch. Woo-hoo!
Independence Blue Cross will be advertised on the right chest of all Flyers home sweaters, including the black jersey, signing a multi-year deal with the Flyers.
“Independence Blue Cross is excited about this opportunity to highlight our ongoing support for the Philadelphia Flyers in such a visible way,” said Gregory E. Deavens, Independence Blue Cross president and CEO. “We are proud of our Philadelphia roots and our service to Southeastern Pennsylvania over the past 85 years. As the hometown health insurer, we are delighted to support the traditions that mean so much to our community, including deepening our relationship with our region’s legendary hometown hockey team.”
Now, for me, I love these jerseys. The burnt orange color is lightyears better than their old, traffic-cone orange. And these jerseys give a classic feel, which I am a huge fan of. And keeping the black uniforms from previous years is awesome. These uniforms rock.
The Flyers will debut the new uniforms at the beginning of the 2023-2024 season. Fans can join the list to be the first to know about on-sale details at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/uniform.