Eddie's Jersey Room

A visual resource for the historical research of Colorado Avalanche NHL game worn or game used hockey jerseys, their characteristics, and the players who have worn them.

2003-2004
Ninth Season

Colorado Avalanche game worn John Michael Liles jersey
John Michael Liles

Colorado Avalanche game worn Steve Moore jersey
Steve Moore

Colorado Avalanche game worn Cody McCormick jersey
Cody McCormick

Colorado Avalanche game worn Karlis Skrastins jersey
Karlis Skrastins

Colorado Avalanche game worn Steve Konowalchuk jersey
Steve Knowalchuk

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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2003-2004 game worn tagging
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Identification The 2003-2004 jerseys should have the season's set patch in the rear hem. However, this is the third of three seasons in which CCM airknits were used and the CCM/KOHO lettered patch appears on the rear collar (2000-2001 jerseys have the same characteristics, but carry the All-Star patch).

General 2003-2004 is the third consecutive year of this style, so these jerseys have all the same physical characteristics as the jerseys of the last two seasons. As with 2002-2003, the jerseys have the NHL Meigray (NHL-MGG) tag in the rear hem, which means they are absolutely identical to the 2002-2003 jerseys. This is the second season of the NHL-MGG program. All NHL-MGG tags from this season begin with the letter "B".

One difference this year, which does not affect the actual jerseys, is that begining this season, the whites were worn on the road and the Burgundy at home. On a couple of occasions, the whites were worn at home to accomodate the visiting team.

Sets (numbers) The team is scheduled to wear three sets, with set 3 being worn into the playoffs. Two sets of alternates are scheduled to be worn, both in the regular season. As with most teams, a few players wear extra jerseys. The dates of the sets will be provided once the NHL-MGG population report is published.

Set Home Games Away Games
Pre
All Preseason
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All Preseason
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1
10.10.03 - 12.17.03
11
10.16.03 - 12.26.03
17
2
12.29.03 - 3.03.04
12
12.31.03 - 3.12.04
19
3/PO
3.05.04 - 5.04.04
10
3.16.04 - 5.01.04
11
Promo
3.23.04
1
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Alternate/Third Jerseys This is the third season of the alternate maroon jersey. These jerseys exist in two sets and were worn 12 games. The jerseys are KOHO airknits, and all items are sewn on. Their set tagging is identical to the regular jerseys.

Alternate Game Dates
First Set
Second Set
  • 10.12
  • 10.23
  • 11.4
  • 11.22
  • 12.6
  • 12.27
  • 1.6
  • 1.15
  • 2.5 *
  • 2.24
  • 3.14
  • 3.29
 

* Alternates were scheduled to be worn, however team actually wore burgundy; alternates were worn instead on 2.10.

NHL-MGG Population Report

Crest/Sewn-on items These items have not changed and are identical to 2001-2003.

Manufacturer Home jerseys(burgundy) are made by Koho, roads(white) and thirds are made by CCM.

Nameplates The letters measure 4" and are sewn to a nameplate. The nameplate itself is the same fabric as the jersey.

Numbers The numbers remain the same from the 2001-2003. The back numbers measure 12", while the sleeve numbers measure about 4.5".

Outer logos The CCM and Koho logos appear on the back of the collar, immediately below the neck trim. They are a patch sewn to the jersey, and overlap the center point of the shoulder piping. The CCM logo measures 4" by 1.25", while the Koho logo is slightly larger, measuring 5.5" by 1.5". Both are embroidered on a twill backing. the NHL shield appears on the right outer hem, is black with silver, and is embroidered through the jersey.

Set Markings As with 2002-2003, the 2003-2004 jerseys have the NHL-MGG tagging sewn inside the rear hem, next to, but on the opposite side of the NHL shield. The Description of this tag will be provided once the 2003-2004 jerseys are released.

To my knowledge, all publicly marketed jerseys will be distributed through Meigray, and are accompanied by a NHL-MGG Letter of Authenticity. Teams do have the right to distribute some jerseys privately, but any of those should be marked as promotional jerseys.

Trainer's Markings There are no official trainer's markings in this season's jerseys, although it is possible individual players' shirts may have some kind of personal designation.

McCormick gives up number to Konowalchuk Cody McCormick began the season wearing number 22, but changed to 20 when Steve Konowalchuk was acquired from Washington on October 22. The switch was accomplished with a simple number change to the second digit of McCormick's jersey. Konowalchuk received new jerseys numbered with his 22.

Construction This season's jerseys are standard Airknits.

  • Trim. The trim piping (blue/grey on the home, black/white on the road) is a sublimated panel of airknit material incorporated into the jersey. The upper trim contains the stripe only, while the lower panel incorporates the neighboring jersey color on the top and bottom of the stripe. The collar piping is the 3 color stretch band that the team has always used.
  • Cuffs. The sleeves have a separate panel attached at the end to create the cuff. The seam for this panel occurs where the piping makes its angled break.

Tagging The tags are located in two places:

  • Washing Tag. The wash tag is located inside the jersey, stitched into the left side seam. It is a soft cloth tag with manufacturer's information and washing instructions printed on. It says "Airknit" at the top.
  • Size tag. A small white flyout with black lettering sewn to the "Made in Canada" tag, which is sewn to the jersey.
  • NHL-MGG tag. Sewn inside the right rear hem.

Dates Worn The following table shows what jerseys were worn in each game.

Regular Season
Game Date Color Game Date Color
1 CHICAGO 10.10 Burgundy 42 @ Chicago 1.11 White
2 ST. LOUIS 10.12 Alternate 43 ANAHEIM 1.13 Burgundy
3 @ Minnesota 10.16 White 44 DALLAS 1.15 Alternate
4 @ Edmonton 10.18 White 45 SAN JOSE 1.17 Burgundy
5 BOSTON 10.21 Burgundy 46 @ Tampa Bay 1.19 White
6 EDMONTON 10.23 Alternate 47 @ Florida 1.21 White
7 @ Nashville 10.25 White 48 @ Atlanta 1.22 White
8 BUFFALO 10.26 Burgundy 49 @ Pittsburgh 1.24 White
9 CALGARY 10.28 Burgundy 50 EDMONTON 1.27 Burgundy
10 @ New Jersey 11.1 White 51 @ Los Angeles 1.29 White
11 @ NY Rangers 11.2 White 52 @ Anaheim 1.30 White
12 MINNESOTA 11.4 Alternate 53 CAROLINA 2.3 Burgundy
13 PHOENIX 11.6 Burgundy 54 DETROIT 2.5 Burgundy
14 CHICAGO 11.9 White 55 NY ISLES 2.10 Alternate
15 @ San Jose 11.11 White 56 @ St. Louis 2.12 White
16 @ Phoenix 11.13 White 57 @ Detroit 2.14 White
17 DALLAS 11.15 Burgundy 58 VANCOUVER 2.16 Burgundy
18 ANAHEIM 11.18 White 59 EDMONTON 2.18 Burgundy
19 NY RANGERS 11.20 Burgundy 60 @ Dallas 2.20 White
20 LOS ANGELES 11.22 Alternate 61 @ Minnesota 2.22 White
21 NASHVILLE 11.24 Burgundy 62 CALGARY 2.24 Alternate
22 @ Calgary 11.27 White 63 ST. LOUIS 2.26 Burgundy
23 @ Edmonton 11.28 White 64 @ Columbus 2.28 White
24 NEW JERSEY 11.30 Burgundy 65 TAMPA BAY 3.1 Burgundy
25 @ San Jose 12.4 White 66 VANCOUVER 3.3 Burgundy
26 COLUMBUS 12.6 Alternate 67 SAN JOSE 3.5 Burgundy
27 WASHINGTON 12.8 Burgundy 68 CALGARY 3.7 Burgundy
28 @ Vancouver 12.11 White 69 @ Vancouver 3.8 White
29 @ Calgary 12.13 White 70 @ Edmonton 3.10 White
30 MINNESOTA 12.17 Burgundy 71 @ Phoenix 3.12 White
31 @ Anaheim 12.19 White 72 PHOENIX 3.14 Alternate
32 @ Los Angeles 12.20 White 73 @ Montreal 3.16 White
33 @ St. Louis 12.26 White 74 @ Ottawa 3.18 White
34 PHILADELPHIA 12.27 Alternate 75 @ Toronto 3.20 White
35 VANCOUVER 12.29 Burgundy 76 CHICAGO 3.23 Burgundy
36 @ Calgary 12.31 White 77 DETROIT 3.25 Burgundy
37 @ Vancouver 1.2 White 78 @ Detroit 3.27 White
38 MINNESOTA 1.4 Burgundy 79 LOS ANGELES 3.29 Alternate
39 COLUMBUS 1.6 Alternate 80 @ Minnesota 3.31 White
40 @ Nashville 1.8 White 81 @ Columbus 4.2 White
41 @ Dallas 1.10 White 82 NASHVILLE 4.4 Burgundy

Playoffs
Round One
Round Two
Game Date Color Game Date Color
1-1 DALLAS 4.7 Burgundy 2-1 @ San Jose 4.22 White
1-2 DALLAS 4.9 Burgundy 2-2 @ San Jose 4.24 White
1-3 @ Dallas 4.12 White 2-3 SAN JOSE 4.26 Burgundy
1-4 @ Dallas 4.14 White 2-4 SAN JOSE 4.28 Burgundy
1-5 DALLAS 4.17 Burgundy 2-5 @ San Jose 5.1 White
. 2-6 SAN JOSE 5.4 Burgundy