Colorado Avalanche Primary Logo History

When the Nordiques up and left for Denver following the 1994 - 1995 season, naturally their logo changed, too. A man named Michael Beindorff came up with the ‘A’ part of the logo. Many Avs fans probably don’t know just how fast everything had to be done when the team moved to Denver on May 25, 1995. The team was never supposed to be named the Colorado Avalanche in the first place. The original name was supposed to be the “Rocky Mountain Extreme.” That is, until a certain newspaper leaked the story early, and plans were hastily changed after fans didn’t like it. After a false start on the first team name, Price and his team had to come up with something new and fast, all before the team started training camp in September.

 

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Colorado Avalanche Primary Logo

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Colorado Avalanche
2000 - Present

The current logo has had a little shade added to it a few years later, but the actual logo hasn’t changed. The mountainous “A” stands prominently, with a streaking avalanche that wraps around and over, led by a black puck at the end, in the shape of the letter “C.”


Colorado Avalanche Primary logo 1996 – 1999

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Colorado Avalanche
1996 - 1999

In the move to Colorado the red was changed to a burgundy and the blue was darkened as well. The mountainous “A” stands prominently, with a streaking avalanche that wraps around and over, led by a black puck at the end, in the shape of the letter “C.”


Quebec Nordiques Primary Logo 1986 – 1995

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Quebec Nordiques
1986 - 1995

The final logo again featured a red with white and blue outline in the shape of the letter “n” and a red hockey stick is the entrance to the igloo. A blue hockey puck is on top of the hockey stick. Removed the wordmark.


Quebec Nordiques Primary Logo 1973 – 1985

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Quebec Nordiques
1973 - 1985

The Nordiques started out with their famous red igloo logo. The red with white and blue outline in the shape of the letter “n” and a red hockey stick is the entrance to the igloo. A blue hockey puck is on top of the hockey stick. A wordmark “NORDIQUES” on top in blue and “QUEBEC” in blue on the bottom. All enclosed in a red circle.


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