The ECHL announced on Wednesday that Athletic Knit has been named the “Exclusive Jersey Provider of the ECHL” beginning with the 2019-20 Season.
As part of the agreement, Athletic Knit will be the exclusive provider of home, away and third jerseys for all ECHL teams, in addition to providing jerseys for the ECHL All-Star Classic each season.
“Athletic Knit has been providing jerseys to the ECHL and our teams for a long time through our Theme Night Programs and their innovative design and commitment to customer service continues to impress our teams,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “We look forward to expanding this relationship as Athletic Knit product will now adorn ECHL Teams throughout the season.”
ECHL Teams will be unveiling their jersey designs under the new program throughout the summer in preparation for the 2019-20 Season.
“The ECHL is an integral part of professional hockey in North America and we are incredibly proud to partner with them,” said Athletic Knit Co-President David Sliwin. “Our heritage and our passion since 1962 has been hockey. We have had the pleasure of working with the league and its teams for years and are excited to grow the relationship. The 27 teams within the ECHL all have their own unique identities and we look forward to providing the uniforms that player and fans alike will wear with pride.”
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 31st season in 2018-19. There have been 660 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 19 who made their NHL debuts in the 2018-19 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19, marking the 22nd consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
About Athletic Knit
Athletic Knit is an industry leading manufacturer of premium athletic team uniforms and apparel. Founded in 1962, AK, as they are also known, is built on a foundation of superior quality, service and reliability. These values do not just define each member of the AK team, but they are ingrained in the fabric of the company. AK’s products are sold worldwide and are worn by athletes at both the professional and amateur level as well as by organizations of all sizes. Additional information on Athletic Knit can be found at www.athleticknit.com.