Classic Throwback Uniforms for Each Current NHL Club

Roman Uschak@@RomanUschakCorrespondent IFebruary 19, 2015

MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 6: Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Campbell Conference and the Los Angeles Kings skates on the ice during the 1993 44th NHL All-Star Game against the Wales Conference on February 6, 1993 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Wales Conference defeated the Campbell Conference 16-6. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Here's a non-slideshow look at a traditional or throwback uniform for each current NHL franchise. Some of them haven't changed all that much in all the years the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the league playoff champion, except for colors. Others, meanwhile, have been a radical departure from the norm or even in a different guise. 

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Anaheim Ducks

The team named after a Disney movie entered the league in 1993 and made the Stanley Cup Final 10 years later in its original eggplant-jade garb. 

6 Apr 1997:  Center Jeremy Roenick of the Phoenix Coyotes looks on during a game against the Colorado Avalanche at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado.  The Avalanche won the game, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Nevin Reid  /Allsport
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Arizona/Phoenix Coyotes

The first incarnation of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets, they moved to the desert in 1996 to wear this multi-colored get-up.

17 Feb 1992: Goaltender Andy Moog of the Boston Bruins tends goal during a game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.
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Boston Bruins

The Bruins wore this throwback outfit during the NHL's 75th anniversary season in 1991-92.

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Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres traded in their traditional blue and gold for black, red and silver in the 1990s, finishing runner-up with this look in the 1999 Stanley Cup Final (and controversial Game 6). 

MONTREAL 1980's: Garry Unger #7 of the Atlanta Flames skates against the Montreal Canadiens in the 1980's at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Calgary Flames

The Flames had their beginnings in the Deep South, at the now-demolished Omni, before moving to Canada in 1980 while keeping their colors. The flaming "A" still survives as a letter on Calgary assistant captains' jerseys

MONTREAL - 1990's: Chris Pronger #44 of the Hartford Whalers skates against the Montreal Canadiens in the early 1990's at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Carolina Hurricanes

Before becoming the Hurricanes in 1997 and winning the Stanley Cup nine years later, they were originally known as the Hartford Whalers, former World Hockey Association champions.

CHICAGO - JANUARY 01:  Nikolai Khabibulin #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks minds the net during the NHL Winter Classic against the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field on January 1, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago wore this all-black ensemble for the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field.

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Colorado Avalanche

Prior to moving to Denver in 1995-96 and winning the Stanley Cup, the Avalanche had survived as the Quebec Nordiques, another WHA refugee, since the 1970s.

Columbus Bluejackets

LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 7:  Jason Allison #41 and Adam Deadmarsh #28 of the Los Angeles Kings try to screen goaltender Marc Denis #30 of the Columbus BlueJackets in the first period of their game at Staples Center on December 7, 2002 in Los Angeles, Califo
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The NHL returned to Ohio in 2002 after an earlier stint in Cleveland, and Columbus first sported this ribbon-logo look along with a bug-like mascot named Stinger.

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Dallas Stars

After moving from Minnesota in 1994, the Stars later incorporated a star into their jerseys while winning the Stanley Cup in 1999.

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Detroit Red Wings

The Wings brought this one out for the 2009 Winter Classic in Chicago.

 

VANCOUVER - DECEMBER 21:  Ryan Smyth #94 of the Edmonton Oilers skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at GM Palace on December 21, 2002 in Vancouver, Canada.  The Canucks won in overtime 4-3.  (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty
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Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers have gone back to their original NHL colors in recent years, after briefly updating to dark blue and copper beginning in the 1990s.

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Florida Panthers

The Panthers have predominantly worn red or white jerseys since they got their start in the early '90s, but they also sported blue sweaters for several seasons.

BOSTON, MA. - 1970's: Butch Goring #19 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden.  (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Kings

Before switching to black and silver (again), the Kings were originally crowned in purple and gold.

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Minnesota Wild

The Wild originally wore these dark-green jerseys before later giving way to red at home.

MONTREAL - NOVEMBER 15:  Saku Koivu #11 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Philadelphia Flyers during the NHL game at the Bell Centre November 15, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo By Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens briefly wore this white throwback uniform during their centennial campaign in 2009-10, which mimicked the classic red Habs sweater by having stripes wrap around the midsection and back.

12 Nov 1998:  Leftwinger Patrick Cote #17 of the Nashville Predators in action during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Predators defeated the Kings 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch  /Allsport
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Nashville Predators

The Preds wore blue jerseys upon first joining the NHL in 1998-99.

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New Jersey Devils

After relocating from first Kansas City and then Denver, the Devils began skating in the Garden State in 1982 in red and green, before switching to red and black a decade later. 

9 Apr 1998:  Center Bryan Smolinski of the New York Islanders in action during a game against the Boston Bruins at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Islanders 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge  /Allsport
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New York Islanders

After discarding the much-maligned fisherman logo, the Isles returned to their original logo but kept the blue, orange, aqua and silver coloration for a while.

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16:  Defenseman Brian Leetch #2 of the New York Rangers moves the puck during the game against the Ottawa Senators on February 16, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  The Senators defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Ezra S
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New York Rangers

The Rangers wore a Statue of Liberty design on dark-blue jerseys for a number of years, while also making a run to the 1997 Eastern Conference Final in them. 

MONTREAL, CANADA - CIRCA 1993:  Alexei Yashin #19 of the Ottawa Senators skates during a game against the Montreal Canadiens Circa 1993 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Ottawa Senators

The Sens debuted these black away uniforms with the original side-facing Senator logo upon re-entering the NHL in 1992-93.

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Philadelphia Flyers

For a while, the Broad Street Bullies substituted black for their traditional orange jerseys and socks.

MONTREAL, QC: Goaltender Leslie John Binkley #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins protects the net against the Montreal Canadiens in the late 1960's at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens began by wearing baby blue in the late 1960s and have returned to that look in recent years.

BOSTON, MA - 1990's: Grant Fuhr #30 of the St. Louis Blues tends goal in pre game warm up before game against the Boston Bruins at the Fleet Center.  (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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St. Louis Blues

Once upon a time, in the '90s, the Blues actually incorporated red into their color scheme.

26 Nov 1993: Leftwinger Bob Errey of the San Jose Sharks looks on during a game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California.
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San Jose Sharks

The Sharks got their start in the Cow Palace in 1991-92 and utilized teal back then as their base road color.

1992-1993:  ROB DIMAIO OF THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING IN ACTION AGAINST THE ST. LOUIS BLUES. Mandatory Credit: 345N /ALLSPORT
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Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lighting made their NHL debut in 1992-93 wearing basic black, the same color they wore when they won their first Stanley Cup in 2004.

MONTREAL - 1980's: Vincent Damphousse #10 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Montreal Canadiens in the 1980's at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs displayed white sleeves on their road jerseys during the 1970s and 1980s and alternately had blue sleeves on their home white jerseys.

11 JUN 1994: CANUCKS DEFENSEMAN BRENT HEDIGAN CELEBRATES WITH GOALTENDER KIRK MCLEAN AFTER DEFEATING THE RANGERS, 4-1, IN GAME SIX OF THE STANLEY CUP FINALS IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE WIN TIES THE SERIES AT 3-3. GAME SEVEN WILL BE PLAYED IN NEW Y
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Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver's earlier "Flying V" jersey was something not-to-behold, but the Canucks actually put the spaghetti skate logo to good use on these white sweaters from the 1994 Stanley Cup Final.

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Washington Capitals

The Caps recently went back to red white and blue, but in between they sported blue, bronze and black with an eagle logo.

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Winnipeg Jets

Prior to the Jets reemerging in Manitoba in 2011, they skated as the Atlanta Thrashers for 11 seasons.