NHL announces 7-year uniform deal with Adidas starting in 2017-18

NEW YORK -- The NHL has announced that it has signed a seven-year deal to have Adidas produce its uniforms beginning with the 2017-18 season.

Adidas replaces Reebok, which had previously made the NHL's sweaters.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said there have been no discussions about having advertisements on uniforms.

"You'd probably have to drag me kicking and screaming, and it would take a lot, a lot of money," he said.

The NHL and NHL Players' Association also announced that Adidas will make jerseys for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Adidas recently announced a sponsorship deal with No. 1 pick Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.

On Monday, the Canadian Football League announced Adidas would be taking over from Reebok as its outfitter starting next season.

ESPN's Darren Rovell and The Associated Press contributed to this report.