Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another edition of TXHT Jersey Share where today we take a look at the inaugural jersey for the Minnesota Wild that they wore from their debut in 2000 to the end of the 2006-07 season.
The Wild would enter the NHL along with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2000-01 season making them the 29th and 30th teams to enter the NHL, and both teams would come in with unique designs to make them stand out in their debut seasons.
For the Wild they decided to distance themselves from the past of the Minnesota North Stars, who would move to Dallas to become the Stars in the early 1990’s, by going with darker colors than what the North Stars had used. Gone was the bright lime green and in was the dark forest green for the primary color, while both tan and red would replace the yellow for the striping. The way they did the overall design for the jersey is very clean, and gives a fresh feel to the then incoming team. One really nice feature I really love about this jersey is the meshing used in the inner arms area. It brings really good breathability to the jersey, and it actually looks cool too.
For the logo for the center crest, we get a very cool wilderness style logo in the shape of a bear (yes, it took me 20 plus years to figure that one out too lol), and it comes with a very nice touch as it has the North Star in the logo as a nod to city’s past with the North Stars.
Overall, this is an amazing jersey, and was a really great find during my time at Twin Cities Con last year, and will be taking place again from November 3rd through 5th this year.
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