New York Rangers Unveil Official NHL Winter Classic Jersey Exclusively on Blueshirtsunited.com
Jersey Available for Purchase December 5th at Madison Square Garden
New York, NY (November 28, 2011) - This afternoon, Rangers players Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky and Dan Girardi unveiled the official jersey that the team will wear for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 2 at 1PM ET in Philadelphia. The jersey unveiling was hosted by MSG Network's Dave Maloney and Al Trautwig at Wollman Rink in Central Park and was streamed live on Blueshirtsunited.com and Facebook.com/nyrangers. Official NHL Winter Classic® jerseys will be available for purchase beginning December 5th at Madison Square Garden and will be available for pre-order at Shop.NHL.com.
The Rangers official NHL Winter Classic® jersey was designed in partnership with Reebok, featuring a retro style that pays tribute to the tradition of the Original 6 franchise. The sweater features colors from the team's "Heritage Jersey" with a vintage Rangers shield inspired by the original logo for the franchise established in 1926. To download jersey images CLICK HERE.
Starting today, fans will have the chance to log on to Blueshirtsunited.com to vote for the starting lineup for the Rangers Alumni team who will be playing in the Outdoor Alumni Game. By casting a vote for their favorite former Rangers, fans will automatically be entered to win a host of prizes including NHL Winter Classic® jerseys and tickets to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® and the Outdoor Alumni Game.
The Outdoor Alumni Game will feature the return to the ice of Rangers greats Brian Leetch and Adam Graves. Joining Leetch and Graves are Hockey Hall of Famers Glenn Anderson and Mike Gartner, in addition to goaltenders John Vanbiesbrouck and Dan Blackburn, defensemen Dave Maloney, Ron Greschner, Tom Laidlaw, Dale Purinton, Darius Kasparaitis and Mathieu Schneider, and forwards Darren Langdon, Stephane Matteau, Nick Kypreos, Darren Turcotte, Kris King, Brian Mullen, Paul Broten, Ron Duguay, Nick Fotiu and Pat Hickey. Coaches will be Mike Keenan, Emile Francis and Colin Campbell. The Rangers Off-Ice Ambassadors will include Rod Gilbert, Ed Giacomin and Harry Howell. For ticket information on the Outdoor Alumni Game, call (212) 465-6080.
For fans interested in attending the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the Rangers will be offering a special three-day NHL Winter Classic® Road Trip package presented by Amtrak, as well as a one-day package to provide the ultimate Blueshirt Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® experience. Packages include round-trip transportation to Philadelphia, game tickets, access to a pre-game tailgate party with Rangers alumni, passes to watch practice and much more. For additional information, log on to NYRangers.com.
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