New Jersey Devils Unveil Another Awesome Pride Night Jersey with a Story to Match

The New Jersey Devils have always had some of the best specialty night jerseys in the NHL. They had another banger with Thursday night's Pride Night jersey. The story behind it is just as cool as the jersey.

Jan 22, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (76) catches a puck
Jan 22, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (76) catches a puck / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils have always made an extra effort to create jerseys for their specialty nights. Pride Night has always been a night where some of the greatest designs have come up. The Devils always make it special by allowing New Jersey residents who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community design the crest and other aspects of the jersey.

This year's jersey is especially cool. The colors on the jersey intersect, which comes with a special meaning. The artist, Kathryn Kennedy, tells the Devils social media team about why this is such an important jersey, and an important night, for them.

"There are some circles that pop out. When I was doing it I was thinking a lot of coming out. 100% not an easy thing to do."

Kathryn Kennedy

Coming out is the well-known concept of revealing ones true self to those who may not know. The Trevor Project says for a lot of people, coming out doesn’t just happen once. A lot of folks find themselves coming out at different times to different people. Kennedy reveals that this jersey reveal may reveal more than her artistic work to some in her life.

"This for me was me... coming out. A lot of people that don't know, I'm not publicly out. Everyone just wants to be respected, and that was my main thing coming into this. Trying to do something that would help other people feel respected."

Kathryn Kennedy

Now for the jersey reveal! Take a look at this awesome jersey concept.

Once again, the Devils crushed it with Pride Night. Of course, this is the first year the Devils were not allowed to wear them during warmups. It's an unfortunate reality since the Devils themselves said they want to wear them, but for now, it won't hurt how special this night is for a community of fans worth celebrating. At least the Devils were able to wear the jersey into the arena.

And you can own these cool designs. The Devils will auction these jerseys off to help raise money for Hyacinth, whose mission is to help people live with HIV, stop the spread of the epidemic, and serve as a critical voice in the public debate surrounding AIDS in New Jersey.

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