NHL Logo-Mania

By HOWARD BERGER

TORONTO (May 27) – Several weeks ago, while in St. Louis covering the Blues-Los Angeles Western Conference semifinal, I posted a blog in this corner that included National Hockey League team logos since 1967 – wondering which was your favorite. It was a simple question and it generated much response.

The NHL, and hockey in general, has proven creative in designing emblems for its teams and events – particularly since the 1990s, when the International Hockey League expanded into such major cities as Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix and San Francisco. Several of these markets had long-standing NHL franchises or were targeted by the league for either re-location or future expansion. The IHL’s blueprint for adding clubs therefore contributed to its demise after the 2000-01 season, but it left behind a trail of superb logo concepts. Here are several examples:

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My favorite NHL logo – as posted in that blog last month from St. Louis – is the original jersey emblem worn by the Los Angeles Kings in 1967-68 (pictured below). Clearly, a lot of detail went into the design and it stayed with the franchise until the summer of 1988, when the Kings switched to their current color-scheme of black, silver and white to coincide with the arrival – via trade from Edmonton – of Wayne Gretzky.

Through the decades, the NHL and its teams have designed numerous splendid logos. The most extensive compilation can be found at Chris Creamer’s terrific website Sportslogos.net. Chris long ago set the Internet standard for logos in professional and amateur sport, and we both acknowledge these images are property of either the league or its individual clubs. With that as the most important piece of information you need to know, I spent the past two weeks gathering as many league-related logos and emblems as I could find and posting them in this blog – as a tribute, mainly, to the NHL and its artistic designers.

On Wednesday night, the 2012 Stanley Cup final will begin between:

     

For now, please enjoy this extensive compilation.

 

LEAGUE EMBLEMS

CONFERENCE EMBLEMS

 Eastern Conference Logo - Red shield with Eastern Conference in White and 3 Stars

 Western Conference Logo - Blue shield with Western Conference in White and 3 Stars

 Eastern Conference Logo - A teal shield with conference name and NHL puck

 Western Conference Logo - A purple shield with conference name and NHL puck

 Campbell Conference Logo - A black and orange shield with 'Campbell' arched across in orange

 Wales Conference Logo - A black and orange shield with 'Wales' arched across in orange

ALL-STAR GAME LOGOS

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - Worn as a patch on the NHL All-Star jerseys from 1973-1981.

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - Red and white NHL shield on red Campbell Conference

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1981 NHL All-Star game logo for Los Angeles.

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1982 All-Star Game in Landover, Maryland

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1983 NHL All-Star game logo from Uniondale, New York.

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1986 All-Star Game in East Rutherford, NJ

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1985 NHL All-Star game logo from Calgary.

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1986 All-Star Game in Hartford, Connecticut

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1989 All-Star Game in Edmonton, Alberta

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1990 All Star Game in Pittsburgh

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1991 All Star Game in Chicago

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1992 All Star Game in Philadelphia

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1993 All-Star Game in Montreal, Quebec

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1994 All-Star Game in New York, New York

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1996 All-Star Game in Boston, Massachusettes

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1997 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1998 All-Star Game in Vancouver, British Columbia

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 1999 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, Florida

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 2000 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 2003 NHL All-Star Game in Sunrise, Florida

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 2004 All-Star Game script with shooting star above

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas

 NHL All-Star Game Logo - 2008 NHL All-Star Game Logo - Played at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA

OUTDOOR GAME LOGOS

 NHL Heritage Classic Logo - 1st NHL Open Air Game -Heritage Classic. Novenber 22, 2003. Edmonton. Commonwealth Stadium. Oilers vs Canadiens  NHL Heritage Classic Logo - 2011 NHL Heritage Classic. Calgary, Alberta. Flames vs Canadiens  NHL Winter Classic Logo - 2008 NHL Winter Classic Logo - Buffalo Sabres VS the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY on January 8th 2008. - Pittsburgh defeated Buffalo 2-1 in a shootout  NHL Winter Classic Logo - 2009 NHL Winter Classic Logo - Chicago Blackhawks hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on January 1st 2009 - Detroit defeated Chicago 6-4  NHL Winter Classic Logo - 2010 NHL Winter Classic Logo - Boston Bruins hosted the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on January 1st 2010 - Boston defeated Philadelphia 2-1 in OT.  NHL Winter Classic Logo - 2011 NHL Winter Classic Logo - Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 1st 2011 - Washington defeated Pittsburgh 3-1  NHL Winter Classic Logo -  NHL Winter Classic Logo - 2011 NHL Winter Classic Logo - Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals - Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA  NHL Winter Classic Logo - 2012 NHL Winter Classic - Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Rangers at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 2 2012.

NHL DRAFT LOGOS

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 NHL Draft Logo - 2002 NHL Draft in Toronto, ON NHL Draft Logo - 2003 NHL Draft in Nashville, TN

 NHL Draft Logo - 2004 NHL Draft in Raleigh, NC

 NHL Draft Logo - Original 2005 Draft Logo in Ottawa, ON

 NHL Draft Logo - 2005 NHL Draft in Ottawa, ON

 NHL Draft Logo - Draft over blue mountains on a native american style ring

 NHL Draft Logo - 2007 NHL Entry Draft Logo in Columbus, Ohio

 NHL Draft Logo - Draft 2008

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 NHL Draft Logo - 2010 NHL Draft - Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Kings

 NHL Draft Logo - 2011 NHL Draft Logo - held in St. Paul, MN

 NHL Draft Logo - 2011 NHL Draft - St Paul, Minnesota - Minnesota Wild

 NHL Draft Logo - 2012 NHL Draft Logo - Draft to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 NHL Draft Logo - 2012 NHL Draft - held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Penguins

STANLEY CUP LOGOS

 Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - 1990 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - Final: Edmonton Oilers vs. Boston Bruins --> Edmonton wins series 4-1 Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - 1991 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Minnesota North Stars --> Pittsburgh wins series 4-2

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 Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - 2000 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - Final: New Jersey Devils vs. Dallas Stars --> New Jersey wins series 4-2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - 2006 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - Final: Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs LogoFile:2011 Stanley Cup Final logo.svg

 Stanley Cup Playoffs Logo - 2012 Stanley Cup Final Logo - 2012 Stanley Cup Finals Logo

NHL ARENA LOGOS

ANAHEIM DUCKS:

BOSTON BRUINS:

BUFFALO SABRES:

CALGARY FLAMES:

CAROLINA HURRICANES:

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:

COLORADO AVALANCHE:

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS:

DALLAS STARS:

DETROIT RED WINGS:

EDMONTON OILERS:

FLORIDA PANTHERS:

LOS ANGELES KINGS:

MINNESOTA WILD:

MONTREAL CANADIENS:

NASHVILLE PREDATORS:

NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

NEW YORK ISLANDERS:

NEW YORK RANGERS:

OTTAWA SENATORS:

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:

PHOENIX COYOTES:

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:

Pittsburgh Penguins Logo - Consol Energy Center. New PIT home.

ST. LOUIS BLUES:

SAN JOSE SHARKS:

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING:

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS:

VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

WASHINGTON CAPITALS:

WINNIPEG JETS:

NHL TEAM LOGOS

PAST AND PRESENT

ATLANTA FLAMES (1972-80)

 

Atlanta Flames Logo - Script used by the Atlanta Flames.

ATLANTA THRASHERS (1999-2011)

Atlanta Thrashers Logo - Logo celebrating the 10th anniversary of the team.

ANAHEIM DUCKS [est. 1993]

Anaheim Mighty Ducks Logo - Duck goalie mask in green circle with MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM on it, on an eggplant background. Worn on shoulder of Mighty Ducks road uniform. Shade of eggplant adjusted from previous version

BOSTON BRUINS [est. 1924]

Boston Bruins Logo - Brown Bruin in with arched Boston above and Bruins below Boston Bruins Logo - Winter Classic 2010 special jersey crest logo

BUFFALO SABRES [est. 1970]

Buffalo Sabres Logo - A yellow B with a sword piercing it on blue

CALIFORNIA SEALS [1967-76]

California Seals Logo - Yellow and green seal holding a hockey stick on a blue C Oakland Seals Logo - Yellow and green seal holding a hockey stick on a blue O California Golden Seals Logo - Seals in green with yellow outline California Golden Seals Logo - Seals in white on green

CALGARY FLAMES [est. 1980]

    Calgary Flames Logo - Flaming black C with a white and yellow outline

CAROLINA HURRICANES [est. 1997]

Carolina Hurricanes Logo - Tropical storm warning flag on a hockey stick on a red background, worn on the shoulders of the Carolina Hurricanes road jersey

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [est. 1926]

Chicago Blackhawks Logo - A yellow C with green tomahawks crossed over it File:ChicagoBlackhawksLogo.svg

CLEVELAND BARONS [1976-78]

Cleveland Barons Logo - The state of Ohio inside a maroon 'C'

COLORADO ROCKIES [1976-82]

COLORADO AVALANCHE [est. 1995]

Colorado Avalanche Logo - Avalanche in burgundy with Colorado above it

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [est. 2000]

DALLAS STARS [est. 1993]

Dallas Stars Logo - A green bull in the style of a constellation

DETROIT COUGARS [1926-31]

Detroit Cougars Logo - An Old English white D on a red shield

DETROIT FALCONS [1931-33]

Detroit Falcons Logo - Detroit arched over Falcons in yellow and red

DETROIT RED WINGS [est. 1932]

EDMONTON OILERS [est. 1972]

Edmonton Oilers Logo - A blue oval with an white oil drop A blue oval with a white oil in orange c

FLORIDA PANTHERS [est. 1993]

HAMILTON TIGERS [1920-25]

Hamilton Tigers Logo - Black H with Tigers in orange

HARTFORD WHALERS [1972-97]

    Hartford Whalers Logo - Green Whale named Pucky with ers

KANSAS CITY SCOUTS [1974-76]

Kansas City Scouts Logo - Kansas City's the Scout statue in a red circle

LOS ANGELES KINGS [est. 1967]

MINNESOTA NORTH STARS [1967-93]

MINNESOTA WILD [est. 2000]

Minnesota Wild Logo - Minnesota Wild Inaugural Season Minnesota Wild Logo - Wild in wheat calligraphics in a red and green circle. Worn on the shoulder of the Minnesota Wild home and road jerseys, eventually dropped to just the road jersey before being eliminated completely following the 2009-10 season.

MONTREAL WANDERERS [1909-17]

Montreal Wanderers Logo - A white 'W' on a red shield

MONTREAL MAROONS [1924-38]

MONTREAL CANADIENS [est. 1917]

Montreal Canadiens Logo - Red C and A with a white and blue outline Montreal Canadiens Logo - Red C white H on blue

NASHVILLE PREDATORS [est. 1998]

Nashville Predators Logo - Sabre-toothed Tiger head on a navy blue triangle

 

NEW JERSEY DEVILS [est. 1982]

NEW YORK AMERICANS [1925-41]

New York Americans Logo - Red, White and Blue Shield with Americans in blue

NEW YORK ISLANDERS [est. 1972]

New York Islanders Logo - Navy circle with an NY in white with Long Island in orange New York Islanders Logo - White lighthouse and teal waves inside navy blue circle

NEW YORK RANGERS [es. 1926]

New York Rangers Logo - Red, White and Blue shield with New York on top and Rangers slanted New York Rangers Logo - Red, White and Blue shield with New York on top and Rangers slanted

OTTAWA SENATORS [1917-34]

OTTAWA SENATORS [est. 1992]

PHILADELPHIA QUAKERS [1930-31]

Philadelphia Quakers Logo - Quakers scripted in black slanted down

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [est. 1967]

PITTSBURGH PIRATES [1925-30]

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [est. 1967]

QUEBEC BULLDOGS [1910-17]

Quebec Bulldogs Logo - Quebec in white on blue

QUEBEC NORDIQUES [1972-95]

Quebec Nordiques Logo - Jersey crest worn on the road jersey during the Nordiques and the WHA's inaugural 1972-73 season. Quebec Nordiques Logo - Quebec Nordiques Logo - A red N next to a hockey stick, formed together as an igloo

PHOENIX COYOTES [est. 1996]

Phoenix Coyotes Logo - A sand colored moon in a purple circle with script Phoenix Coyotes Logo -

ST. LOUIS EAGLES [1934-35]

St. Louis Eagles Logo - St. Louis Eagles Logo - An Eagle on a Hockey Stick with script

ST. LOUIS BLUES [est. 1967]

St. Louis Blues Logo - Blue note in a blue circle trimmed in gold with St Louis Gateway Arch in silver

SAN JOSE SHARKS [est. 1991]

San Jose Sharks Logo - 'San Jose' in white above 'Sharks' in teal San Jose Sharks Logo - Full-body shark chomping stick with wordmark on teal

 

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [est. 1992]

Tampa Bay Lightning Logo - Bolts Script

TORONTO ARENAS [1917-20]

Toronto Arenas Logo - White T on a blue shield

TORONTO ST. PATRICK’S [1920-26]

Toronto St. Pats Logo - Toronto St. Pats in white with green outline on green stripes Toronto St. Pats Logo - St. Pats in green on a white pill shape on a green background

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [est. 1926]

NHL North East Divisions Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Logo fom 1931 - 1932 large Toronto Maple Leafs Logo - White 35-point maple leaf with team name inside in red NHL North East Divisions Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Logo fom 1968 - 1970 large

VANCOUVER CANUCKS [est. 1970]

Vancouver Canucks Logo - File:VancouverCanucksStickNew.png

WASHINGTON CAPITALS [est. 1974]

Washington Capitals Logo - 'capitals' in blue with a white border on red

WINNIPEG JETS [1972-96]

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WINNIPEG JETS [est. 2011]

 

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