WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jet Blake Wheeler tweeted yesterday "No jerseys for a while. Just got pants and gloves from Warrior...I'll throw some pics on tomorrow."
He made good on that promise Tuesday, posting a picture of his pants.
Wheeler, who tweets under the username @ target="_blank">BiggieFunke, also weighed in on the style of the gear: "looks pretty sharp!"
The forward‘s pants are navy blue with the script logo on the bottom right leg. What may appear to be a "W" for Winnipeg is actually the logo of manufacturer Warrior Hockey.
The team’s new jerseys — home and away, there won’t be a third jersey for at least the first season — will be unveiled in early September, but won’t be available for purchase until weeks later.
“The authentic jerseys won’t be available until October, and replica jerseys likely not until November. That comes from the manufacturer,” said Scott Brown, director of communications for True North Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Jets.
Supposed images of the jerseys have been popping up online for weeks, but a plausible fake emerged Monday. However, Brown said it was “not even close” to being legitimate.