RALEIGH — The Hurricanes have a new look.
The team unveiled its new alternate uniform today at the RBC Center, with center Eric Staal, goalie Cam Ward and defenseman Tim Gleason modeling the uniforms.
"We're very proud of our traditional uniforms,'' Canes general manager Jim Rutherford said. "But after 10 seasons in North Carolina, we felt like it was time to introduce an additional look for our team."
Each piece of the uniform is primarily black, including the helmets, gloves, socks and the jersey. The logo on the center of the jersey is the team's secondary logo — a storm warning flag attached to a hockey stick and laid over a triangle.
The Canes will wear the jersey at 15 home games this year, the first against Detroit on Oct. 13. The jerseys will go on sale for the first time Sept. 21 at the Caniac Carnival, the team's season kickoff event.
"I think they look real sharp,'' Staal said. "Hopefully it will make us skate faster and win more games."