The Vancouver Canucks Released Lunar New Year Jerseys and We Need One

As is tradition, the Vancouver Canucks are marking Lunar New Year by wearing themed jerseys in their pre-game warmups tomorrow night before they face the San Jose Sharks.

But whereas in previous years the team just used its logo on a red jersey and had a pig or dog on the shoulder patch, the design is a tad more integrated this time around.

Because it’s Year of the Rat (and maybe it’s fitting that Canucks winger Jake Virtanen was born in 1996, when the rodent was also celebrated), the jersey features a re-modeled version of the famed Skate logo.

As much as we’ve been critics of the team’s jersey choices in the past, there is no slagging this thing. Look at it, it’s beautiful.

The team’s mentions on social media are unsurprisingly full of people looking for a link to buy the jersey, designed by the team in consultation with Charlie “Money” Chien at Shanghai’s Rice Studios. But beware, if we learned anything from last year, the sweaters will not be cheap.

Lunar New Year is actually on Saturday, January 25, but the team is donning these threads tomorrow because it’s their last game before the NHL All-Star break. The team next plays on January 27 against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Arena.

The only shame is that the Canucks aren’t hosting the Boston Bruins and Brad Marchand on Saturday. That really would be the ultimate way to celebrate the rat.