The NHL Public Relations Twitter feed tweeted and then deleted new regulations regarding player uniforms. Fortunately, Icethetics saved the tweet before it was deleted. You can read their article for a full rundown of the uniform guidelines, but one rule caught my eye, and will result in considerable change to the way Matt Duchene wears his sweater:
Players are not permitted to tuck their jersey into their pants in such a manner where the top padding of the pant and/or additional body protection (affixed to the pant or affixed to the Player's body) is exposed outside the jersey. The back uniform number must not be covered or obstructed in any fashion by the protruding pads or other protective padding.
As many know, Duchene tucks in the back part of his sweater to, presumably, allow for greater freedom of movement. This is no longer permitted. Alas, this may be a sight of the past:
Other rules: elbow pads may not be exposed, sleeves need to extend into the cuffs of gloves, pants may not be ripped, cut, or torn so as to expose the thigh area. Multiple violations will "result in a minor penalty being assessed."
Incidentally, Chris Drury is also on notice: