Capitals’ ‘Screaming Eagle’ logo to return in 2022-23 – SportsLogos.Net News
The Washington Capitals will bring back their “Screaming Eagle” Logo next season, according to a Twitter account with a history of correctly reporting Capitals uniform news well in advance.
The oft-forgotten logo from nearly 30 years ago would return through a black version of the Caps mid to late 1990s uniform set, to be worn as the club’s Reverse Retro option during the 2022-23 season. This news is courtesy of the graphic designer Lucas Daitchman, who tweeted (and confirmed) it according to one of his “Capitals sources”. The report follows a Youtube video from February saying the eagle would return, but had no color information at the time.
Normally we wouldn’t put much stock into an otherwise unverifiable source string (and please note that SportsLogos.Net hasn’t been able to confirm the report yet) but Daitchman has a good track record with this stuff. He had previously correctly predicted the general design of the Caps reverse mirrors in 2020-21 and again with their navy blue alternate “W” uniforms, both before their release, and both courtesy of that same unnamed Washington Capitals source. It is certainly plausible that what is reported here could end up being accurate.
The future design that is being reported is believed to be a hybrid of the Capitals’ alternate (later road) white and black uniforms of the late 1990s and early 2000s. the soaring eagle of the house whites mixed with the black (and tan?) color scheme of road/alternative blacks. The black uniforms of the time placed Caps secondary Capitol Dome logo on chest and were worn as a full-time home uniform during Alex Ovechkin’s rookie season.
LINK: Washington Capitals logo and uniform history
The NHL and Adidas are set to bring back the Reverse Retro uniform program for a second season this fall, it made his debut in the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 campaign before taking a year off (we’ll assume due to “global supply chain” issues) for the current 2021-22 season.