25 Worst Fashion Statements in NHL History
NHL players are not always known for their outstanding style. Unfortunately, some teams and players really make fools out of themselves with the way they are put together on the ice.
Bad uniforms, questionable equipment choices and a bad haircut can all contribute to embarrassing aesthetics for an NHL player.
Here are the 25 worst fashion statements in NHL history.
Evgeni Malkin is a perfect example of a terrible style choice players can make. Malin has a decent head of hair beneath that good-looking helmet, but he chose to keep the ear pieces in, earning him zero style points.
Mario Lemieux is awesome, but even he couldn't pull of that ugly Nike bucket.
Vintage Vancouver Jerseys
I wonder who thought this color scheme and jersey design would look good.
Vancouver Canucks 2000
At the turn of the millenium, the Canucks still hadn't found a decent-looking jersey.
I am by no means a fashion expert, but Roberto Luongo looked like a goon at the NHL Awards show last summer.
Teemu Selanne is awesome, but that helmet went out of style 20 years ago.
Zdeno Chara gets an obvious free pass on this one since it was the playoffs, but that is one nasty-looking beard. It is awesome and terrible at the same time.
Speaking of nasty facial hair, Sidney Crosby's "beard" was a terrible excuse for facial hair.
Kings Third Jersey
Wow. I'm not sure what to say about this uniform, in all honesty.
Nashville Predators Third Jersey
The Nashville Predators have always struggled to get their jerseys right. This attempt was particularly awful.
All-white pads were cool back in the 90s when Arturs Irbe was rocking them. Now, everyone is biting on Irbe's style, and it has become a pretty boring scheme.
New York Islanders
I was never a fan of these particular orange jerseys that the Islanders went with for a while. DiPietro's equipment is pretty dusty as well.
Dallas Stars Third Uniform 2003-2006
The Dallas Stars weren't thinking clearly when they allowed their players to be seen in public with this uniform.
Now that I think about it, Dallas currently has one of the worst uniforms in hockey.
Tucking the skates completely into the socks is a complete bonehead move.
The Detroit Falcons no longer exist. I think it is because of these uniforms.
Chicago Blackhawks Winter Classic
I know these uniforms were a big hit, but I think they are ugly.
Rick DiPietro decided to go vintage and slap on some brown pads. What a terrible mistake that was.
Tim Thomas took a while to break into the league. He also struggled to grasp the idea of well-designed pads.
NHL All Star Game 1982
We get it. It's the All-Star Game. The jersey doesn't need to be littered with stars.
New York Americans
The New York Americans had a pretty subpar jersey. But those pants are atrocious.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets are going for the look the Chicago Blackhawks had with the Winter Classic jersey. I have expressed my disdain for that look.
The colors are nice, but they don't really work on a hockey uniform.
Anaheim Ducks 2003-2006 Third Jersey
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks had such a great uniform. Why would they try to mess with that?
I think we all miss the Cooper brand hockey equipment, but these pants were a casualty I could deal with.