Every New NHL Uniform and Logo for 2018-19 (so far)

Written By:  •  Wednesday, October 3, 2018


Here we go! The National Hockey League is back for another season with four regular season games tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens starting things off with a 7 pm ET puck drop… and speaking of those Leafs, if you’re a fan like I have been for oh-so-long, you’re actually kinda legitimately excited this time.

Over the offseason, we saw plenty of new uniforms with Adidas re-introducing the third jersey program to the league. Several teams unveiled new alternate uniforms, while some brought back their old Reebok era uniform, and others reached back a few decades into their team history to re-kindle fond memories for their fans.

We’ll go through team-by-team of teams who made a change (or are expecting to) with a rundown of everything new and links to our coverage at the time for more details and photos.

Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim unveiled a very retro-heavy third uniform in recognition of their 25th anniversary season on July 21st. The alternate jersey features the original Mighty Ducks logo the team wore from 1993-2006 with the two hockey sticks re-coloured to match today’s shade of Ducks orange, continuing this the base of the jersey is also black instead of eggplant. The original colours are still present in the diagonal striping at the bottom of the sweater and on each sleeve, a new shoulder yoke design is added with the current Ducks logo as a patch on each shoulder.

More details about the Ducks new third jersey for 2018-2019 here


The Ducks have also unveiled a commemorative 25th anniversary patch, the patch is a “25” in gold with the bottom half of the “5” shaped like the Ducks’ “D” logo and goes on the front right of the Ducks home and road uniforms.

One final uniform note for the Ducks, the team will hold a series of games honouring various eras of team history which includes a pre-game skate while wearing one of eight throwback Ducks uniform designs, spanning from their expansion season as the Mighty Ducks right up through the modern black-and-bronze “Ducks” era.

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Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes unveiled their new alternate third uniform on draft night. This alternate attire is a near-direct copy of the road black “Kachina” jersey the Coyotes wore starting with their first season after moving from Winnipeg in 1996 up through 2003 when they adopted the logo they still use today. The Coyotes will wear the uniform for all Saturday home games as well as their home opener and on Black Friday.

More details and photos of the Arizona Coyotes new alternate uniform here

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Boston Bruins

The Bruins have announced the logo they’ll be using for the 2019 Winter Classic game they’ll be participating in at Notre Dame against the Chicago Blackhawks. The logo is a modern tweak of what the club used as their primary logo in the 1930s and 1940s. The uniform has not yet been unveiled, but considering the images the team used to accompany the unveiling, you could reasonably expect to see it based on those uniforms of the mid-1930s.

More details of the Boston Bruins 2019 Winter Classic logo here

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Calgary Flames

Calgary is going back to the alternate throwback uniform the club wore prior to the switch from Reebok to Adidas. The red/white/gold design was originally worn from their first season in Calgary in 1980 right up through 1994 including during their Stanley Cup Championship in 1989.

More pics, details, and the full schedule here

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Carolina Hurricanes


Carolina was the first club to unveil an official third uniform here in NHL’s Adidas era. The Hurricanes went back to black for their alternate look debuting a jersey featuring a new hurricane warning flag logo on the chest, storm grey shoulders, and red stripes with a heathered pattern.

More details and pics of the Carolina Hurricanes new alternate uniform here

The Hurricanes also broke the Internet when they announced they’d wear throwback Hartford Whalers uniforms for two games against the Boston Bruins, one at home and one in Boston. The uniform design was originally worn by the Whalers from 1986-1989, and then again in 1991.

More details and pics of the Hartford Whalers throwback uniform here

Carolina is crowdsourcing a new alternate team logo, the plan, for now, is to use it on merchandise only but if it’s popular it could always make its way onto a jersey one day. Details on that and how you can submit your design here.

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Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks 2019 Winter Classic Logo

Chicago Blackhawks 2019 Winter Classic Logo

The Blackhawks revealed that they will be using a logo based largely off of their original design from their first eight seasons of existence for the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame against the Boston Bruins. The logo is black-and-white, as the original was, but updates the Native American head to the modern Blackhawks logo as well as eliminating the space that was present in the Blackhawks name right up until 1986. We’re still waiting on the uniforms but, like the Bruins, will likely be similar to what the team wore in the 20s and 30s.

More details of the Chicago Blackhawks 2019 Winter Classic logo here

The team will also honour the memory of legendary Blackhawks player Stan Mikita who died during the off-season by wearing a commemorative patch featuring Mikita’s #21 in a black circle on the front of their jersey.

See the Stan Mikita Memorial Patch on the Blackhawks jersey here

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Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche are returning to the alternate uniform the team wore before the switch from Reebok to Adidas in 2017. The jersey is navy blue with a white shoulder yoke, the logo on the chest modelled off what was worn by the old Colorado Rockies from 1976-1982 and includes a Colorado state flag on the shoulder.

More pics and details of the Avs alternate uniform here

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Columbus Blue Jackets

Like the Avalanche, the Columbus Blue Jackets are simply returning to the alternate uniform the team wore pre-Adidas switch. Blue with heritage white shoulders and sleeve striping, the chest logo features a cannon inside a circle with a ribbon and star.

Details and pics of the Blue Jackets alternate uniform here

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Edmonton Oilers

Remember when Edmonton wore a blue uniform? It was waaaaay back in 2017. Anyways, the team is celebrating their 40th anniversary in the NHL this season by bringing back the blue jersey as a throwback alternate uniform. The Oilers will also wear a 40th anniversary patch on the shoulder of their home, road, and alternate jerseys.

Pics of the alternate blue jersey as well as the 40th anniversary patch here

Edmonton begins their season in Sweden this year, the team will likely also wear a special patch or helmet decal for that.

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Florida Panthers


Like their expansion cousins in Anaheim, the Florida Panthers are celebrating their 25th anniversary and will also be wearing a patch on their jersey. The logo incorporates the red cross from the state flag of Florida into a circle with a silver “25” on it with a slightly different version for each of the home and road jerseys.

More details and photos of the Florida Panthers 25th anniversary logo here

Florida will be playing two games in Finland against the Winnipeg Jets in November, expect the team to wear a patch or helmet decal for those games.

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Los Angeles Kings

 

The Kings have not unveiled or announced anything yet but based on their appearance on a leaked sales sheet we know they’ll have *something* for 2018-19. Purple/Gold throwback? Maybe, but I think the Kings would’ve announced something like that already. So it’s probably just bringing back a Reebok-era jersey, perhaps an old Stadium Series or that 50th anniversary design they wore recently?

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New Jersey Devils

The Devils are sticking with team tradition by not wearing a third/alternate uniform this season, but they are wearing a “heritage uniform”. Throwing back to their first decade in New Jersey, the Devils will be wearing a uniform based on their home white set with red and green accents originally worn from 1982-1992. As it’s not an official alternate uniform it can only be worn a handful of times and can be replaced or eliminated following the season, the Devils have said it will be worn four times at home in 2018-19.

More details and photos of the New Jersey Devils retro “heritage” uniform here

New Jersey also begins the season in Sweden against the Oilers, so they’ll probably wear a patch or helmet decal in commemoration of that.

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New York Islanders

 

The Islanders introduced a new alternate uniform earlier this week, the logo very similar to what the club wore during the 2014 Stadium Series and then as an alternate uniform in 2015. Uniform is blue with a white shoulder yoke and includes orange numbers on the back in honour of the first-ever Islanders uniform from 1972.

Check out the New York Islanders new alternate uniform here

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Philadelphia Flyers


Philadelphia snuck in their new alternate uniform, unveiling it to little-to-no fanfare on their official Instagram account, likely because the Flyers are just recycling their 2017 Stadium Series uniform — all black with a few orange stripes, the first black uniform to be a part of the Flyers regular uniform rotation since 2010. They later made a more formal announcement showing us the actual Adidas cut of the design.

More details and photos of the Philadelphia Flyers new alternate uniform here

The Flyers will be playing in an outdoor Stadium Series game against the Penguins on February 23, so there will certainly be another uniform for the team for that game.

The Flyers also unveiled their first mascot in several decades, “Gritty” was introduced in late September 2018, a large, terrifying, scruffy googly-eyed orange monster wearing a Flyers jersey.

Check out Gritty here

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Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have not unveiled anything but according to a leak a few months ago we know the team will have an alternate uniform this season. Like the Flyers, I’m counting on the return of a previous outdoor game uniform for the Pens… but which one? We’ll find out soon enough.

Pittsburgh will also be playing in an outdoor game in Philadelphia in February, naturally, there will be a special uniform for that one as well.

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San Jose Sharks

San Jose introduced a new alternate uniform design (weird, right?), going with an all-black jersey with teal stripes on the sleeves and a re-coloured Sharks logo on the chest and a return of the shark-fin logo on the shoulders. A microchip design was also incorporated on the sleeves in-between the two teal stripes.

Pics, details of the new Sharks alternate uniform here

The NHL also introduced the logo for the 2019 All-Star Game which will be played in San Jose, a good chance the Sharks will be wearing this logo on their jersey throughout the season.

See the 2019 NHL All-Star Game logo here

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St. Louis Blues

The St Louis Blues will be bringing back the uniform they wore for the Winter Classic in 2017, a uniform based heavily off of what the club wore during their first several seasons in the 1960s and 1970s. The 2017 Winter Classic uniform was so popular at the time the Blues sought and received permission from the league to wear them an additional six times at home during the second half of that 2016-17 season.

More details and photos of the St Louis Blues new alternate uniform here

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Tampa Bay Lightning

Nothing released yet for the Bolts, but they’re listed on that leaked sales sheet. I’m expecting a completely new design for Tampa Bay’s alternate uniform, it’ll probably be black.

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Like the Lightning, the Leafs have not unveiled anything but are on that leaked sales sheet. According to a few retailers with twitchy twitterthumbs, the Leafs will be wearing a throwback St. Pats uniform as their alternate sometime in 2018-19 (I would imagine for a few in March, at least).

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Washington Capitals

The Stanley Cup champs, like most of the team’s wearing a third uniform in 2019, are bringing back their previous alternate look this season. Washington will wear the retro reds a dozen times in the 2018-19 season, a design patterned off of what the team wore originally from 1974-95.

More pics, details, full schedule of the Capitals retro third uniform here

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Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets introduced the first alternate uniform in the history of the team’s tenure in Winnipeg this off-season, an “aviator blue” sweater with large navy blue and white stripes on each sleeve and around the waist – similar to the jersey design worn by the old Jets in the 1990s. A new scripted wordmark logo on the chest featuring a jet on the cross of the “t”.

More pics and details of the new Winnipeg Jets alternate uniform here

The Jets will also be playing two games in Finland in November, the team will likely wear a special patch or helmet decal to commemorate the occasion.

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That’s it, no new primary logos but some neat throwbacks (Whalers?! Retro Coyotes!) and overall a pretty good crop of third jerseys.

Hockey!



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