NHL Jersey Sizing by Height (guide w/ photos)


In this article we discuss NHL Jersey sizing by height and length. In general, expect NHL jerseys to run long. Quickly, here’s what you need to know about your NHL jersey options:

  • Adidas Authentic Jersey – Official Authentic Jersey. This is the closest you can get as a fan to wearing what the players wear on the ice. Stitched graphics. Loose fit, but I ordered my regular sizing. Click here to view the Adidas Authentic Jerseys at NHLShop.com (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com).
  • Fanatics Breakaway Jersey – This is the official replica jersey of the NHL. Still has nice quality even though it isn’t authentic. Stitched graphics. Loose fit also, but sleeves are a bit slimmer than the Adidas jerseys. More affordable than the authentic jerseys. Click here to view the Fanatics Breakaway jerseys at NHLShop.com (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com).
  • Adidas Practice Jersey – Alternate Adidas option. More affordable than Adidas Authentics. Practice themed jersey so it has a bit of a different look than the standard jerseys. This jersey also has a loose fit, but I ordered my regular sizing. Click here to view the Adidas Practice jerseys at NHLShop.com (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com).

In this article we are going to take a specific look at NHL jersey sizing by height. One of the challenges can be finding the right fit for your jersey.

NHL jerseys run big and long compared to normal clothing. Let’s take a closer look using real photos of NHL jerseys. ***To read more about sizing, visit our article NHL Jersey Sizing.

nhl-fanatics-breakaway-jersey-front

NHL Jersey Sizing by Height

Your NHL jersey will fit bigger than your normal clothes. That is the case for all types of NHL jerseys. As we discussed above, there are 3 types of NHL jerseys to choose from:

  • Adidas Authentic
  • Adidas Practice
  • Fanatics Breakaway

In 2017, Adidas became the NHL’s official outfitter for on-ice uniforms and other licensed apparel. If you want to dress like the pros, you will need to buy an Adidas Authentic jersey.

One unique thing about the NHL apparel contract is although Adidas has the contract to be the official outfitter, they don’t have the contract to make the replica jerseys. That, instead, goes to Fanatics. The Fanatics Breakaway jersey is the NHL’s replica jersey.


Adidas Authentic Jersey

The Adidas Authentic jerseys are the closest you can get as a fan to wearing what the players wear on the ice. Authentic jerseys will have all the premium design features, including stitched graphics.

The Adidas Authentic jerseys use a numerical-based sizing system instead of the standard small-medium-large. Here is how it works per their official size chart:

  • 42 = XXS
  • 44 = XS
  • 46 = S
  • 50 = M
  • 52 = L
  • 54 = XL
  • 56 = XXL
  • 60 = 3XL

Adidas Authentic NHL Jersey Sizing by Height

This is the back length, in inches, for each size of Adidas Authentic jersey (per the official size chart):

  • Size 42 – 31.5″
  • Size 44 – 32.25
  • Size 46 – 33
  • Size 50 – 33.25
  • Size 52 – 34
  • Size 54 – 34.25
  • Size 56 – 34.5
  • Size 60 – 35.5

I ordered and own a size 50 because I normally wear a size medium in shirts. This is my size 50 Adidas Authentic compared to a medium Hanes undershirt straight out of the package:

adidas-authentic-nhl-jersey-vs-t-shirt

As you can see, the size 50 is much larger and longer than a medium Hanes t-shirt. This, of course, is not shocking since NHL jerseys are made large so that they can be layered.

Here is a look at me wearing a size 50 Adidas Authentic jersey. I am 6’3″ 200 pounds:

As you can see, a size 50 has plenty of length even for me at 6’3″. If you are worried about the Adidas Authentic jersey being too long, it probably would be best to just size down.

This is the current price of the Adidas Authentic jerseys at NHLShop.com (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com). NHLShop.com is the official NHL online store and has the largest selection of NHL licensed merchandise. To read more, visit our Adidas Authentic Jerseys Review.


Fanatics Breakaway Jersey

The Fanatics Breakaway jerseys are the official replica jersey of the NHL. Replica jerseys lack some of the premium design features of the authentic jerseys, but overall look very similar, and have a more affordable price point.

The Fanatics Breakaway jerseys use a standard small-medium-large sizing system (remember, the Adidas jerseys use numerical sizing). Still, expect these Fanatics jerseys to run bigger than normal clothing.

Fanatics Breakaway NHL Jersey Sizing by Height

Here is the front body length, in inches, of the Fanatics Breakaway jersey (per the official size chart):

  • XS – 29.5
  • S – 30.75
  • M – 31
  • L – 32
  • XL – 33
  • 2XL – 34
  • 3XL – 35
  • 4XL – 36

***Please note that the Fanatics Breakaway jerseys list the front jersey length while the Adidas jerseys list the back jersey length. This obviously can lead to different numbers. We have a comparison photo below to give you a better idea how they compare.

I ordered a size medium. This is my size medium Fanatics Breakaway jersey compared to a size medium Hanes undershirt straight out of the package:

nhl-fanatics-breakaway-jersey-vs-t-shirt

As you can see, it does run much bigger than normal clothing. Here is a look at the size medium Fanatics Breakaway compared to the size 50 Adidas Authentic (medium equivalent) that we covered earlier. The Fanatics jersey is on top:

nhl-adidas-authentic-vs-fanatics-breakaway-jersey

As you can see, even though both jersey types run bigger than normal clothing, the Fanatics jerseys are a little bit slimmer than the Adidas jerseys. Here is a look at me wearing a size medium Fanatics Breakaway jersey:

This is actually my favortie type of NHL jersey. To me, it has a nice combination of quality and price.

This is the current price of the Fanatics Breakaway replica jerseys at NHLShop.com (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com). To read more about this jersey, visit our Fanatics Breakaway Review.


Adidas Practice Jersey

As we’ve discussed, Adidas make the authentic NHL jerseys, and Fanatics makes the replica NHL jerseys. Adidas also offers this practice style jerseys so that they have a second, more affordable tier to offer fans in combination with their authentic jerseys.

These jerseys have a different look than the standard team jerseys. This may be a fun way to stand out a little bit. This is what the Adidas Practice jerseys look like (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com).

These jerseys also use numerical sizing, just like the Adidas Authentic jerseys:

  • 42 = XXS
  • 44 = XS
  • 46 = S
  • 50 = M
  • 52 = L
  • 54 = XL
  • 56 = XXL
  • 60 = 3XL

Adidas Practice NHL Jersey Sizing by Height

This is the length, in inches, for each size of Adidas Practice jersey per the official size chart:

  • Size 42 – 31.5″
  • Size 44 – 32.25
  • Size 46 – 33
  • Size 50 – 33.25
  • Size 52 – 34
  • Size 54 – 34.25
  • Size 56 – 34.5
  • Size 60 – 35

I ordered and own a size 50 because I normally wear a size medium in shirts. Here is a look at my size 50 Adidas Practice jersey compared to a size medium Hanes undershirt straight out of the package:

practice-adidas-nhl-jersey-vs-t-shirt

As you can see, it runs much larger than normal clothing. The length, just like all NHL jerseys, is much longer than a t-shirt. Here is a look at me wearing a size 50 Adidas Practice jersey (6’3″ 200):

As you can see, a size 50 has plenty of length even for me at 6’3″. If you are worried about the Adidas Practice jersey being too long, you probably would be best to just size down.

This is the current price of the Adidas Practice jerseys at NHLShop.com (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com). NHLShop.com is the official NHL online store and has the largest selection of NHL licensed merchandise. To read more, visit our Adidas Practice Jersey Review.


Where to Buy NHL Jerseys?

Adidas Authentic

Click here to buy the Adidas Authentic jerseys at NHLShop.com (NHLShop.com is the official online shop of the NHL).

Adidas Practice

Click here to buy the Adidas Practice jerseys at NHLShop.com (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com).

Fanatics Breakaway

Click here to buy the Fanatics Breakaway replica jerseys at NHLShop.com (affiliate link takes you to NHLShop.com).

Paul Johnson

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