Beauty is usually in the eye of the beholder. Hockey jerseys are no exception. While there are some truly remarkable and significant logos in the NHL today, there are some equally bad jerseys.
In fact, not only should these jerseys not have been created, but the fact that they were actually worn on the ice is remarkable in and of itself.
With that said, here are the seven ugliest NHL throwback jerseys in NHL history.
There's an obsession in the NHL about altering jerseys on St. Patrick's Day to fit green into the jersey.
While this is in no way knocking players and fans supporting a holiday, wearing entirely green jerseys on the ice presents the image of a league that doesn't take itself seriously.
St. Patrick's Day jerseys should be limited to teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, who actually have a predecessor (the St. Pats) that had green jerseys.
The California Seals played just nine seasons in the NHL, but they underwent three name changes as a franchise.
While this simple "Seals" logo spelled out seems more appealing than actually putting an animal seal on the jersey, the color scheme doesn't seem to fit with the other NHL logos at the time.
Nevertheless, this was the 1970s, so maybe giving the ownership out in California the benefit of the doubt is a good idea.
Regardless, it would never fly today.
The Mighty Ducks became a phenomenon in the early 1990s after the movie came out in 1992. But there are some things that should stay in movies, and this "Wild Wing" jersey is one of them.
The Mighty Ducks featured a jersey with a lime-green background and a yellow duck on it. While this Wild Wing jersey isn't quite as absurd and juvenile as that one, the fact that it even made an appearance on NHL ice puts it on this list by default.
The Wild Wing jersey itself is a cool design, but in "professional" hockey, it has no place and thus falls into the "ugly" category of jerseys.
Thankfully, there are far more strange and disconcerting jerseys than this one.
The Nashville Predators decided to introduce a new alternate jersey in 2005.
The saber-toothed predator on the front represented a big step forward, as the Predators now had a more "toothy" mascot than before. But while the logo was an upgrade, the jersey as a whole was actually a downgrade.
This is largely because the background color of this alternate jersey looks like a combination of yellow and brown that couldn't decide when to stop.
This unenviable resulting color draws this particular jersey onto the list of disgusting and ugly uniforms.
The only thing that saves this uniform is the logo itself, placing it in the No. 5 spot on this list.
When introducing an alternate jersey to a hockey team, the key is not having the alternate jersey be too much more substantial in content than the original jersey.
This rule wasn't followed with this alternate jersey, as the Islanders' original circle logo was abandoned. The replacement, of course, is a man dressed in a rain coat and a rain hat holding a hockey stick defending a goal.
If that wasn't enough to look at, the "swells" of orange and teal on the bottom of the jersey make even more of a case for putting this jersey on the ugliest NHL jerseys list.
The 1955-56 logo of the Chicago Blackhawks saw the 'Hawks get away from their original jerseys. These "original jerseys" were depicted in the 2008 Winter Classic.
This logo (depicted above) began to evolve into the modern Chicago logo, but the original look of it, which can also be seen on NHLUniforms.com, was just plain terrible.
The logo was not full and very stick figure-like, meaning it looked as though a kindergarten student could have drawn it in art class.
Thankfully, these jerseys only lasted a year before they began to progress towards the modern-day logo.
The Kings have a history of interesting uniforms.
Some of their jerseys look great—like their purple and yellow sweaters from expansion to 1988—but they really did a wonder with these "Burger King" jerseys.
That's because the Kings completely went against the grain with these jerseys in 1995-96, using them as their alternate jerseys for one season.
And that's really all it took for people to realize that as funny as the jersey was, it looked like something out of the now-defunct IHL. Best to stick to what works.
This jersey takes the runner-up spot on this list.
The most hideous and ugly uniform in hockey belongs to the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks wore these atrocious "V" uniforms from 1978 to 1985 with minor touch-ups to the main design along the way.
Yellow, light red and black with stripes down the side of the pants and a "V" in front made these uniforms an eyesore for all seven years they were in use.
They rightfully claim the No. 1 spot on this list. They are the most painful uniforms on this list. You can't look at them without getting dizzy.