Tampa Bay Presents Final 2011-12 Jersey Systems to NHL

By on February 24, 2011

courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning 2011-12 Road Logo

Incorporates Lightning Bolt on Pants and the Reintroduction of Black as a
Trim Color, Paying Homage to the Team’s History and Heritage

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning submitted its final approved jersey
systems to the National Hockey League today and have elected to
reintroduce the color black into the home and road jerseys as a trim
color, along with a white lightning bolt along the side of the pants each
player wears, chief executive officer Tod Leiweke announced today. The
lightning bolt replaces a white stripe that had been in the original
uniform design.

“After our multiple announcements in the past weeks we listened, as we
always will, to feedback from our stakeholders,” said Leiweke. “While we
have received overwhelmingly positive response regarding the direction
Jeff Vinik is taking this franchise, we did hear from some fans regarding
the traditions of black and a bolt on our pants. Thus, after consultation
with the NHL and our design team, we are adding black as a third accent
color and an elegant white bolt to our pant.

“While we are committed to pushing our franchise to new heights, we will
forever honor the 2004 Stanley Cup and the other traditions and great
efforts of those before us. The addition of the lightning bolt and the
incorporation of black trim is an opportunity to send a message to Phil
Esposito and the other pioneers that Lightning history will always be a
part of who we are.”

The Lightning’s blue and white primary and secondary logos will not
change. Black will be used in the uniform system to outline the white
Lightning bolt adorning the side of the pants and it will trim the player
numbers on the upper arms and back of the home and road jerseys. Gloves
will also feature some black in their design. All other aspects of the
jersey systems will remain.

The team also announced that it intends on continuing to wear its current
third jersey at select home games in future years.

~ALL IN~

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