New Jersey Devils players are encouraged to keep their jerseys in the office as part of a program that aims to help keep the jerseys affordable and easy to find.
The program began in May after an outcry over players being given free season tickets in 2016, but now it’s a nationwide initiative with more than 1,000 teams across the United States participating.
“It’s been an incredible partnership,” Devils forward Matt Martin said.
“We’ve seen a tremendous amount of change, and the program has been really important for us to get in front of the ball a little bit more, to not only stay healthy but to stay in shape and make sure that we’re not putting our heads in the sand.”
The New Jersey Hockey League, the North American Hockey League and the AHL all participate in the initiative.
Players can also wear their jerseys on the road and in other arenas, where they are available for purchase.
It’s important to note that the NHL does not have a policy on how long players can wear their jersey, nor how many jerseys can be purchased per season.
“I’m really excited about this,” Devils captain Ryan Carter said.
“This is really an opportunity to make sure everybody is having a really great time and not taking anything for granted.”