NHL Jersey Buying & Fitting Guide

NHL Hockey Jersey Buying & Fitting Guide

Whatever NHL team you root for, we think you’ll agree that an official NHL jersey is something you just have to own. While hockey jerseys typically can’t be worn year-round — they are sweaters, after all, with thicker materials than jerseys in other sports — a jersey is perfect for the colder months of the NHL season. Our hockey jersey buying guide has everything to assist with getting the best Blackhawks jersey for you.

The NHL has granted NHL jersey rights to several different companies. There was also a major change in 2017 with Adidas replacing Reebok as the official supplier of Replica, Premier and Authentic jerseys. Read more about each hockey jersey style below:

Adidas Replica NHL Jerseys

A replica hockey team jersey is designed to look and feel like an authentic jersey at a lower price point. These jerseys — also known as NHL practice jerseys — are made of 100% polyester fabric with a looser fit. The numbers, logos and names are ironed onto the jersey and there are no shoulder patches. Officially-licensed replica NHL jerseys currently cost around $130. (Older official jerseys made by Reebok cost significantly less.)

Adidas Premier NHL Jerseys

Take the next step up in quality with a Blackhawks Premier hockey jersey. They are made of a special two-mesh stretch polyester material. While the fabrics are somewhat lower quality than the Authentic jersey, they have the same athletic fit. The team logo is embroidered while the numbers and player names are screen-printed. You’ll also find the NHL center ice woven neck label and other official patches and tags. Premier jerseys typically start around $190.

Official women’s NHL jerseys also come from the Premier line. They have all the features of the men’s premier jersey but come in a smaller size and more feminine cut.

 

Adidas Authentic NHL Jerseys

These jerseys are as good as it gets. An authentic NHL hockey jersey is the same one worn by your favorite Blackhawks players. They’re made of premium performance materials with “adizero” technology and Clima fabric that improves their breathability. The name, number and logos are all embroidered and they have all the official tags and labels. Prices start around $225.

Fanatics Breakaway Hockey Jerseys

These jerseys are exclusive to Fanatics and the NHL Shop, but they are worth mentioning here. They are billed as “designed by fans for fans” and put comfort first. Breakaway jerseys are made with a special FanTex fabric that is soft but durable. The numbers, team crests, shields and patches are also more flexible so you can move easily.

CCM Throwback Jerseys

Go old school with a vintage NHL jersey that showcases Blackhawks team legends such as Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Daryl Sutter and Glenn Hall. NHL throwback jerseys are made of 100% polyester fabric with a heavyweight mesh body. The colors and logos match those from the era when your all-time favorite player took to the ice.

 

NHL Jersey Sizing Charts

You won’t be able to fully enjoy the game day experience if your NHL sweater is too loose or too tight. These hockey jersey size charts, based on information from the official NHL shop, will help you find the right fit (all measurements in inches). Two notes:

  1. For the Adidas jerseys, the NHL recommends ordering one size smaller than what you normally wear for everyday use.
  2. Conversely, if you will be wearing equipment beneath your jersey, order a size larger than normal.

Adidas Men’s Jerseys

 

42

44

46

50

52

54

56

60

U.S. Size

XXS

XS

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

Shoulder Width

19

19.5

19.5

20

20

20.5

20.5

21

Chest

19.5

20.5

21.5

22.5

23.5

24.5

25.5

27.5

Back Length

31.5

32.25

33

33.25

34

34.25

34.5

35.5

Hips

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

31

Sleeve Length

32.75

33.25

33.75

34.5

35.25

35.75

36.25

36.25

 

Fanatics Men’s Breakaway Jerseys

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

4XL

5XL

Chest

42

44

46

48

51

55

59

63

67

Shoulder Width

20.5

21

21.5

22

23

24.5

26

27.5

29

Front Body Length

29.5

30.75

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

Sleeve Length

24

24.5

25

25.5

26

26.5

27

27.5

28

 

Fanatics Women’s Breakaway Jerseys

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

4XL

Bust

33.5

35.5

37.5

39.5

42.5

45.5

49.5

53.5

Shoulder Width

18

17.75

18.5

19.25

20.25

21.25

22.5

23.75

Front Body Length

28.5

29.25

30

30.75

31.5

32.25

33

33

Sleeve Length

21.25

21.75

22.25

22.75

23.25

23.75

24.25

24.75

 

Fanatics Youth Breakaway Jerseys

 

S/M

L/XL

Chest

36

40

Shoulder Width

17

19

Front Length

23.75

26.5

Sleeve Length

18.75

19.75

 

Fanatics Youth Breakaway Jerseys

 

S/M

L/XL

Chest

36

40

Shoulder Width

17

19

Front Length

23.75

26.5

Sleeve Length

18.75

19.75

 

How to Spot Bootleg NHL Jerseys

Clark Street Sports firmly believes in standing behind our hockey jerseys with confidence. It breaks our hearts to see so many fake NHL jerseys lining the racks of deceitful sporting good shops. Luckily, there are several ways of spotting knock-off hockey jerseys:

  1. A price way below market value (unless the player has been cut/traded or it’s an older Reebok jersey).
  2. Poor materials, stitching and overall workmanship.
  3. Misspelled player and team names and/or incorrect fonts.
  4. Missing official tags and NHL logos (or placed in the wrong spot).
  5. Misaligned numbers, logos and other jersey elements.
  6. Jerseys that are made in China (official jerseys are made in either Indonesia or Canada).
  7. Only stock or low-quality images are available.

Order Your NHL Jersey Today

Shop online or in-store seven days a week to find an NHL jersey for this season and many seasons to come. We’ve been where real fans shop since 2004 because we have the best and largest selection merchandise for Chicago sports fans. Make us your one-stop fan shop!

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