Defensemen Ryan Whitney and Brooks Orpik and forwards Ryan Malone and Maxime Talbot modeled the team’s new uniforms Sept. 5 at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, in Tarentum.
More than 1,000 fans attended the hour-long ceremony.
All 30 NHL teams wore new uniforms for the 2007-08 season as part of the new Rbk EDGE Uniform System – designed to meet the performance demands of today’s NHL player.
The introduction of these new uniforms at the start of season marked the first time in the history of North American professional sports that a uniform innovation has been implemented league-wide.
After more than two years of research, the NHL and Reebok created a uniform system that features technologically-enhanced materials and fabrics that are more breathable, more water-resistant, more comfortable and more compatible with equipment.
The Penguins’ logo and colors remained the same, although there were some modifications to the striping, the shoulder areas, the pants and the socks.
Penguins players also wore a special patch for the city’s 250th Anniversary. The “corporate” logo penguin patches have been removed from the shoulder area.