By Annie Ross

The Flyers today unveiled a 50th anniversary uniform based around a new third jersey that features the club’s trademark orange and black, complemented by the addition of gold.

“We carry a lot of pride in these 50 years,” Flyers president Paul Holmgren said yesterday. “This season we’ll look back and honor those triumphant moments in time during special heritage games, but make no mistake – our eyes are set on this current team on the rise.”

“It will be an incredible honor to be able to wear this anniversary jersey in front of our fans this season,” said Flyers captain Claude Giroux (above). “It is a great tribute to this team’s first 50 years. I know the team will play with pride wearing this on home ice.”

Gold accents featured in the anniversary jersey include gold numbers on the back and sleeves, a three-color name plate, a gold-outlined crest on the front, and gold captain ‘C’ and alternate captain’s ‘A’ patches, as well as additional gold accents on the pants and gloves. The jersey also features “Est. 1967” on the inside neckline, as well as newly-designed socks.

The team will also wear a new, commemorative anniversary logo patch on their right shoulder in honor of their golden anniversary. The mark incorporates the familiar keystone icon used by the Flyers in recent years and will be featured on all game jerseys during the 2016-17 season.

Flyers senior management reviewed dozens of jersey prototypes and over 100 logo sketches in preparation for the upcoming anniversary, finally settling on the designs unveiled today. The jersey and anniversary patch were approved and finalized in December 2015, when management received the blessing of Ed Snider – who approved both upon first sight.

Additionally, in honor of Snider, player helmets will feature an Ed Snider “A Flyer Forever” tribute including the chairman’s signature.


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