You’ve reached the NHL Hockey Logos page. Feel free to browse through the logos of teams currently in the National Hockey League. By clicking on any of the logos below, you will be taken to that teams specific page, with a history of that particular team’s logos from inception to present day.
The National Hockey League shield has been used for the last 95 years as the primary mark for the league. The six point shield with diagonal block lettering was cast in black and orange, and remained that way for over 85 years.
In 2005, the NHL logo was given a slight facelift. Instead of having the traditional orange and black colour scheme, the shield was given a silver treatment – most likely as a nod to the silver plating of the Stanley Cup. The diagonal lettering was slightly modernized, and the diagonal movement was moved from upper left/lower right to lower left/upper right.
The rationale behind this subtle change was centred around the belief that things were moving forward and upwards to a successful, more stable league. After the lockout of 2004, the NHL debuted the new logo at the beginning of the 2005-2006 season to mixed reviews. Many felt the traditional orange and black shield did not need a modernization, while others met the change with indifference.
In the end, the NHL logo remains as one of the most recognizable marks in sports history. You can see the progression below:
The first logo on the left is the original orange and black shield, created in 1917 and used up until 2004. The updated version to the right of the original NHL logo is a secondary mark, created in 1997 and used primarily on jerseys and promotional material until the modernization of 2005.