1972 New York Raiders Tee
Capitalizing on the lack of hockey teams in a number of major American cities and mid-level Canadian cities, the WHA was the first major league to compete with the NHL. The New York Raiders were intended to be the WHA's flagship franchise, and the team was initially slated to play in the brand-new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island. However, Nassau County was holding out for an NHL franchise and when the NHL finally responded by hastily awarding a franchise to Long Island—the New York Islanders - the lease with the Coliseum was structured in such a way to effectively lock out non-NHL teams, forcing the Raiders to play at Madison Square Garden.
Unsurprisingly, the Raiders couldn't compete with the Rangers and due to poor attendance, the owners defaulted, and the league ended up taking control of the team midway through the season. Following the season, New York real estate mogul Ralph Brent bought the team and renamed it the New York Golden Blades.
Our signature tee that was crafted with the intention of being the softest shirt in your lineup. Made with a blend of fabrics including high quality combed and ring spun cotton, our tee is cut for a modern fit and printed with premium inks that actually blend into the fabrics giving it more character with every wash.
- Vintage Grey
- Premium Tri-blend Fabric
- Vintage Wash
- Printed in New York