Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall announced Friday the team will replace its iconic jerseys and cap with those of the Philadelphia Flyers.
The team is replacing the old uniforms and caps with the jerseys and logos of the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers for the 2018-19 season.
The jersey will be retired on April 12, 2019.
The cap will remain in place until at least the end of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, according to the team.
The team has a $250,000 bonus to replace the old caps with new caps for the 2019-20 season.
The Flyers have worn their old jerseys since their inaugural season in 1974-75.
The Philadelphia Flyers logo will remain on the jerseys throughout the next five seasons, Hextal said.
“I’ve had a lot of conversations about this,” Hextally said in a press conference.
“There is no way that I can continue to do this without a large amount of sacrifice.”
Hextall said the team was “very proud” of the players who made the decision to wear the jerseys.
“We will have new jerseys in the next two weeks,” Heextall added.
“And we’ll be wearing them.
The only question will be how they look.”
Hence, Heptall said he didn’t think the new uniforms would be as popular as they were last season.
“This is a very difficult decision to make, but we believe it’s in the best interests of the team,” Heptally said.
The jerseys and helmets of the Flyers will be sold at a retail store at the team’s facility in the Meadowlands, and the new caps will be on sale at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.