Canucks unveil new Black History Month jersey

The Vancouver Canucks have unveiled a new special edition jersey for Black History Month.

The Canucks took to Twitter to debut the new-look warm-up jerseys Wednesday, which were designed by award-winning artist Yared Nigussu.

“Nigussu channelled his Ethiopian-Canadian background to reimagine the Canucks Orca and shoulder patches with rich colours, patterns, and textile designs of Ethiopia. The stick-in-rink shoulder patches will display Genna sticks, used in traditional Ethiopian field hockey, and each player’s jersey will feature Ge’ez numbering from the Amharic language of Ethiopia,” the team revealed in a release.