Alternate jerseys were introduced to the NHL in 1992, when the Original Six clubs wore throwback jerseys in the league's 75th inaugural year. They've taken on a life of their own in today's NHL, where clubs release new alternate sweaters every few years.
This may bother those purists who believe that it's just a cash cow for the league, but it gives the chance for those teams to atone for any previous jersey "faux pas."
Some of these sweaters are so horribly bad that you'd be hard pressed to believe an actual NHL team wore them.
Outside of the NHL, you'll also see some of the funniest or ugliest sweaters that you could ever imagine, especially in smaller market venues and, of course, overseas.
Here are 25 of the worst alternate jerseys in hockey history.