The New Jersey Devils will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Night tonight at The Rock when they face off against the Washington Capitals. The NHL has in fact banned teams from wearing specialty jerseys in warmups. However, that hasn’t stopped New Jersey from releasing another specialty jersey for the public for auction.
New Jersey will be playing in the first of a series of Hockey Is For Everyone tonight. The game will feature concourse performances, activations, in-game features, and more. Part of that “and more” will be the auctioning of a new, exclusive Hispanic Heritage jersey design that has been designed by local New Jersey artists Andre Leon and Robert Ramone, Rorshach.
Babe, wake up, new specialty jerseys just dropped.
These exclusive, autographed, Hispanic Heritage specialty jerseys, as designed by local #MadeInJersey artists, Rorshach, will be available to bid on starting at 7:30pm.#NJDevils | #HockeyIsForEveryone pic.twitter.com/HwT4FxMnhE
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) October 25, 2023
“As two men who were raised in Hispanic immigrant households, this is a perfect opportunity to showcase both our family roots and cultural diversity through art,” the Rorshach artists told Devils PR.“As Latinos, it’s great to feel supported and represented by an organization like the New Jersey Devils. We’re honored to have been chosen to serve as representatives for this theme night.”
Unfortunately, the Devils won’t be able to wear these jerseys on the ice. However, the organization has made it a point to continue celebrating their specialty nights with their fans just as they always have. Despite the circumstances, New Jersey is putting their community at the top of their priority list.