With the NHL and Adidas releasing their new-look jerseys on Wednesday night, we here at Metro decided to take a trip back in time and take a look at the best jerseys each team has worn.
Fair warning, I am a ’90s kid, which means some of my choices may shock and horrify you. But you can at least take solace in knowing that the Islanders’ fisherman jersey will not be on this list:
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) May 28, 2015
— Sean Burke (@SBurkie1) March 6, 2015
Compare these to the sweaters Arizona is wearing now. It’s no contest.
Cam Neely is sandwiched by Gilbert Dionnee and Kevin Haller during a 1994 Bruins-Canadiens game: pic.twitter.com/cCi6rMyrhf
— SI Vault (@si_vault) April 17, 2013
The yellow “B” and the shoulder patch just gave this classic a little something extra.
— TicketCity (@TicketCity) January 29, 2015
I so wanted to go with the black and silver get-ups. But you can’t argue with a classic like this.
— Maclean’s Magazine (@macleans) February 16, 2015
Calgary desperately needs to get rid of the black accents in their uniforms. Look how clean these are.
— NHL (@NHL) July 30, 2015
Bring back the Whale!
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 28, 2017
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 1, 2014
Considering I’ve never seen an Avalanche jersey I like, I’ll dream about the days Quebec gets the Nordiques back.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets wearing their alternate uniforms tonight vs San Jose… should they switch to these full time? pic.twitter.com/Zd3OdkrUyd
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) March 13, 2014
Never been impressed with the Blue Jackets jerseys, but the cannon was always a nice touch.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 9, 2017
They shouldn’t even be in Dallas…
Detroit Red Wings
— BiblioArchivesCanada (@BiblioArchives) June 10, 2017
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 17, 2016
If the Oilers are smart, they keep the royal blue and orange this year.
— #NHL18 (@EASPORTSNHL) September 2, 2016
The new Panthers logo is just so blah. It’s like a soccer team’s crest.
Los Angeles Kings
— NHL (@NHL) August 3, 2016
Purple and gold are royal colors. Not black and silver.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) January 28, 2016
Considering the Stars should have never left Minnesota, there is no need for the Wild.
— Canadian Film Day (@canfilmday) April 19, 2017
How cool is this photo? Any Canadiens jersey is gorgeous.
— theScore NHL (@theScoreNHL) June 20, 2017
Their leaked ones are the best. This is the closest they’ve had to a nice hockey sweater.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils will be turning back the clock tonight, wearing their 1980s red-and-green uniforms vs Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/7tA8gZk2Pu
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) March 17, 2015
Remember when Wayne Gretzky called the Devils a Mickey Mouse organization? I mean, I wasn’t alive, but that’s all I think about when I see these. Jokes aside, they’re goregous.
New York Islanders
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) October 10, 2016
One of the most underrated jerseys in hockey.
New York Rangers
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) June 11, 2014
Once again, classic is key.
— Hometown Hockey (@hometownhockey_) October 22, 2015
The new Senator head is unsettling. This was understated.
Reply here with your questions. pic.twitter.com/dvwdx0oRXc
— NHL (@NHL) February 24, 2017
As much as New Yorkers dislike the Flyers, Philly has churned out some beautiful sweaters.
Mario Lemieux ‘absolutely’ could see Penguins retiring Jaromir Jagr’s No. 68.
— theScore (@theScore) January 28, 2017
I liked the meaner looking “Robo-Penguin”.
San Jose Sharks
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 10, 2012
The Sharks kept it simple back then. Now it’s just too busy.
St. Louis Blues
— SiriusXM Canada (@siriusxmcanada) February 27, 2017
I know they’re not the Blues and Reds, but this picture is too precious to pass up.
Tampa Bay Lightning
— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) August 2, 2013
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh man, sorry. Moving on.
Toronto Maple Leafs
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) April 25, 2017
A vintage feel to a new logo. Very nice.
— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) May 4, 2015
A close second was the classic hockey stick in the hockey rink.
Your throwback Capitals-Canucks photo of the day: pic.twitter.com/2p04gxwV4z
— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) January 14, 2016
I’m not sure why the Capitals ever deviated from these.
— Cameron MacIntosh (@CamMacIntoshCBC) March 6, 2016
No hockey list is complete without Teemu Selanne. But seriously, the Jets’ current logo/jersey can’t hold the old version’s jock strap.