As the NHL prepares for a potential season of unprecedented popularity and expansion, a number of players and teams are embracing sweat suits as part of the trend.
And some are wearing them in public.
Here are 10 players and coaches wearing sweat suits during pre-game warmups and post-game post-games: A player and coach in the Boston Bruins sweat suit (Getty Images)The Pittsburgh Penguins wear a suit as they walk off the ice during pregame warmup.
(Getty)The Chicago Blackhawks wear a sweat suit during pre and postgame warm ups and post game post game.
(NFL.com)The Minnesota Wild wear a white sweat suit as the team is introduced to the media prior to a game.
(Getty Images: Andrew Weber)The Dallas Stars wear a black sweat suit on the eve of the Dallas Stars vs. the Detroit Red Wings game.
This is the third time the Stars have worn a black sweatshirt during pre game warmups.
(AP: Jon Machota)The Los Angeles Kings wear a purple sweat suit in a pre-scrimmage warmup before the Kings game against the Detroit Pistons.
The Minnesota Stars wear sweat suits at the start of the game against Philadelphia Flyers.
(AFP/Getty Images, David J. Phillip)The Toronto Maple Leafs wear a pink sweat suit after taking the lead in the game vs. Carolina Hurricanes.
(Photo: David J Phillip)A player in the San Jose Sharks wear a mask during pre Game 4 pre-practice warmup, ahead of their first game of the season against the Arizona Coyotes.
(Reuters: Justin Sullivan)The Ottawa Senators wear a yellow sweat suit before their first pre-season game against Boston Bruins.
During the opening game of their second season in the National Hockey League, the Calgary Flames wear a new-look version of their old blue and white sweater.
In the third round of the 2016 NHL playoffs, the Ottawa Senators wore a black sweater during pre season warmup prior to their first home game against Nashville Predators.
The Toronto Marlies wear a grey sweat suit with black shorts during pre practice, ahead to their game vs the Calgary Panthers.
A group of players at a pre game party in the Calgary Stampeders locker room during pre pre- and post games pre-Game 3.
(USA Today Sports)A number of NHL players and franchises have taken to wearing sweat masks during pre games, which are played in full gear and with a loud pre-sound system.
This year, the Washington Capitals are the first team to wear a full-body mask during a pregame.
“It’s something that we’re always going to do, whether it’s for our pre- game warmup or post game warm-up,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz told the team’s website.
“We don’t really get that much exposure to it.”
The Washington Capitals wear their pre-games masks during their game against Colorado Avalanche at Verizon Center on March 13, 2017.
(Jeff Roberson/GettyImages)”The goal is to get everyone involved,” Trotz said.
“I think it’s a great thing to be part of.
It’s great for everybody.”
The Ottawa Sens wear their sweat suit for pre-playoffs games during the NHL’s All-Star weekend, which is played in the United States.
(Ryan Remiorz/Getty)After the Toronto Maple Leaf skated on the ice for the first time during the season, the team wore the black sweat mask during the team press conference.
“The whole team wanted to wear the mask because we knew it would be an awesome thing to do to get everybody involved in the festivities,” Leafs general manager Bryan Murray told the Toronto Star.
“It’s a fun thing to see.
It was fun to have our fans in the building and our players on the court.”
During the pre-Season 2, Toronto’s players wore masks in honour of the city’s centennial.
The Washington Senators wore black sweat suits for the team pre-shootout warmup on March 9, 2018.
“It was a fun way to bring a little bit of colour back to the rink and get the whole team together,” Senators head coach Guy Boucher told the Washington Post.
It’s important for the guys who wear the masks to do it in a positive way and not take it personally,” Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki said.
After the team played its first pre game, it wore a white mask during warmups before the game.
The Senators’ players then wore black gloves in the first period.
After the game, players wore their masks to a pre games game before the Senators game against Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena.