The @NYRangers honored military personnel with some awesome jerseys on this #VeteransDay#NYR https://t.co/Kpjrhob1x0
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) November 11, 2017
The New York Rangers switched things up for their Veterans Day warmup jerseys this season. The results were spectacular.
Every year on Veterans Day (or on the day of their game closest to the holiday) NHL teams warm up in jerseys that are dedicated to veterans. The jerseys are worn by the teams in their pregame warmups and are then auctioned off by the teams with the proceeds going to charities relating to veterans (you can bid on the jerseys here).
This year, the New York Rangers changed their veterans Day uniforms from past years.
Learn more about the new #NYR Military Appreciation Day jerseys that will be worn in warmups, signed and auctioned later today. pic.twitter.com/1PNUt5e9hm
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 11, 2017
This year, instead of being all camouflage, the jerseys are desert sand colored with camo numbers and sleeves. Additionally, the team placed the five branches of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard) on the jerseys (one per jersey).
The last change made involved the captain and alternate captain jerseys. Captain Ryan McDonagh took the ice with the army’s Captain insignia as opposed to the “C” that hockey jerseys usually possess. Additionally, Marc Staal, Rick Nash, and Mats Zuccarello had their “A’s” replaced with a Lieutenant’s bars.