Logo Released for 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver

The Vancouver Canucks today unveiled the logo for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the annual selection of future NHL players will be hosted by the Canucks at their home rink, the Rogers Arena, on June 21 and 22, 2019.

Showing the Vancouver skyline in navy blue, the logo also includes the two “Lions” peaks of the Rocky Mountains which are visible throughout the city, three shooting stars – a staple of recent NHL Draft logos, and incorporates the Canucks current colour scheme of blue, green, and silver.

The logo follows a template without obviously following a template, a fair compromise I feel like the NFL should look into for their Super Bowl logos. The style of the font used for “DRAFT” remains the same from year-to-year, as well as the stripes and stars below it but everything else changes, the shape, the colours, the local elements included for each host.

The National Hockey League has used this format throughout the entirety of the 2010s, beginning in 2010 and now up through 2019. Perhaps a switch-up for the 2020s is to come?

Next year will mark the third time Vancouver has hosted an NHL Draft with each event occurring during a different era of Canucks colours – in 1990 the club was using black, red, and orange; in 2006 navy blue, red, and silver; and now blue and green. These different eras are reflected in each of these draft logos:

A history of NHL Draft Logos