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Photo Credit: Vancouver Canucks on Twitter

WATCH: Canucks unveil Lunar New Year jersey with epic video

The Vancouver Canucks revealed their 2022 Lunar New Year jersey on Wednesday through a video on Twitter.

Artist Trevor Lai collaborated with the Canucks to design the jersey, which will be worn during the team’s Lunar New Year celebration later this season.

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According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 will be the Year of the Tiger. As such, Lai designed a modified version of the Canucks crest for the jersey depicting the usual orca transforming into a tiger.

“It’s inspiring to imagine an orca transforming into a tiger, symbolizing that we can become anything we want to be, including a better neighbour and ally for each other,” said Lai.

In addition to the stylized crest, Lai added a stylized version of the Millennium Gate in Vancouver’s Chinatown as a patch for the shoulders.

“My vision for the shoulder patch came to me as I thought of the Millennium Gate in Vancouver’s Chinatown,” said Lai. “The Canucks’ Chinese name is 加人队 (jia ren dui) & I imagined the characters fitting into the gateway perfectly.”

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Elias Pettersson is the only current Canucks roster player born in a previous Year of the Tiger (1998).