Coyotes to Wear Throwbacks, Dropping Thirds in 2015

Phoenix Coyotes Uniform 2000

The Phoenix Coyotes today shared some of the changes which will accompany their plans to change their name to the Arizona Coyotes for next season.

According to a series of Tweets from Arizona Republic hockey reporter Sarah McLellan we have learned:

The new Arizona Coyotes name will become official during NHL Draft Weekend, which is June 27-28, we will also make the name change official in our SportsLogos.Net database during that weekend.

Arizona Coyotes Shoulder Logo

A throwback jersey game will be played, no specifics but it’d be a safe bet that they’ll be wearing their original Coyotes uniforms in the contest.

“Sounds like” the current third jerseys will be phased out, the black uniforms with a running coyote logo across the chest had been used since 2008-09.

As we’d heard before, the only changes to the uniform will be very minor, updating the shoulder patch to read “AZ” instead of “PHX”. We have previously reported on a potential series of leaked Arizona Coyotes logos, see that report here.

More drastic changes are possible for 2015-16 but the team “likes the logo”

"Leblanc" is Anthony Leblanc, president/CEO of the Coyotes
“Leblanc” is Anthony Leblanc, president/CEO of the Coyotes

The 2015-16 season will be the Coyotes’ 19th in Arizona since the franchise relocated from Winnipeg in 1996. They are changing their name from “Phoenix” to “Arizona” as part of a recent deal struck with the City of Glendale, AZ where the Coyotes play their home games.