On View
Sports Gallery
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Manufactured by
Adidas AG, German, founded 1948
Worn by
Seth Jones, American, born 1994
Subject of
Columbus Blue Jackets, American, founded 2000
National Hockey League, American and Canadian, founded 1917
synthetic fiber with metal
H x W (flat, width at chest): 34 × 23 1/4 in. (86.4 × 59.1 cm)
H x W (flat, width cuff to cuff): 34 × 60 1/4 in. (86.4 × 153 cm)
Seth Jones became the highest-drafted African American in National Hockey League (NHL) history when he was selected fourth overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2013 NHL Draft.
After being traded to Columbus Blue Jackets in 2016, Jones has established himself as a three-time All-Star for the Blue Jackets and one of the best defensemen in the entire NHL. Known as a fierce and relentless defender, Jones is a versatile star who can also score goals and dish out assists. Jones has become an African American star in a sport that has been slow to embrace diversity. Despite a record 28 black players playing in the NHL during the 2017-18 season, blacks accounted for roughly only three percent of the league.
A game-worn, Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets hockey jersey. The home jersey was worn by Jones for twenty minutes during the 2019-2020 home opener. The jersey is navy blue with white, red, and silver accents. The front of the jersey has the team logo at center: a white and silver star surrounded by the red, white, and blue Ohio Burgee (state flag). Above the logo, just below the red lined neckline, there is a NHL logo. The sleeves are navy blue and edged with red and white. Both sleeves have patches on the shoulder, the number [3] in white with a red outline just below the patches, and white stars right above the sleeve cuff. The patches are outlined in silver and have cannons at the center. Above the cannon, white text reads [Columbus Blue Jackets]. Red and white lines run from the proper left sleeve cuff to the proper right sleeve cuff. The bottom of the jersey is white with a red accent. The back of the jersey is mostly navy blue and has [Jones] in white lettering at center. Above the name is a white Adidas logo. Below the name is a large number [3] in white and edged in red. Red and white lines run from proper left sleeve cuff to the proper right sleeve cuff. The bottom of the jersey is white with a red accent. The interior of the jersey has several tags and a set of fight straps. At the neck a black tag with white lettering that reads [Made in Canada / Hencho En Canada /Fabrique au Canada / adidas (with logo) / USA 58 / E 58 / CDN 58\. A white tag with blue and black lettering on the interior bottom reads [MeiGrayGroup / NHL Game-Worn Jersey / 2019-20 Season/ S01766]. Another tag on the interior bottom has an image of Rich Street bridge next to black text that reads reads [2019-20 Season / (Blue Jackets logo) / Official Game Jersey / Tim LeRoy Equiptment Manager/ Columbus Blue Jackets]. Just below the bottom of the [3] on the inside of the jeresy is a fight strap, a white strap with metal fasteners, that hooks into hockey pants.
Place used
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Canada, North and Central America
Clothing and dress
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Seth Jones
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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