Nashville Predators: A Look Back at the Preds Alternate Jerseys and Will We See One Again?

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Predators "Mustard" Jersey
2002 Season: David Legwand. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images) /

The Infamous Mustard Alternate

The Nashville Predators’ first debuted an alternate jersey on November 21, 2001. At a home game against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Predators donned the infamous “mustard yellow” jerseys for the first time.

This was the Predators first foray into using “gold” as the primary color. The jerseys were a mustard yellow with navy and silver stripes on the cuff. The team also opted for alternate logos on this jersey, going with an animated saber-tooth head as the crest and the famous fossil logo on the shoulders.

Even to this day, the mustard alternates draw mixed reviews. Some people absolutely love them, and others straight up hate them. Personally, I tend to be in the latter group. I think if you take this exact jersey but swap in today’s shade of gold or navy as the primary color, it’s a home run. To me, the mustard yellow just derails the whole thing from being a great alternate sweater.

Whether you love or hate the mustard jerseys, you can’t argue that the team was successful while wearing them. Throughout the five seasons of existence, the Predators had a record of 38-19-12 while wearing the mustard alternates. The Predators went on to retire the jerseys at the end of the 2006-2007 season.