The spokes aren’t there to represent a wheel, rather Boston’s place as a “hub” of America. In the mid-1800s, Boston author, physician and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes referred to the city’s State House as the “hub of the solar system.” As the Bruins describe on their website: “Each tweak and adjustment to the Bruins B-spoke is made for legibility, modernization, and enhancement of a historic team and an icon of Boston.”
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2008 - Present
In 2007, the Bruins logo went through another minor redesign, which kind of bolded the old look. The black “B” has a gold outline with a black trim. The yellow spokes are now symmetrical with the bold black border. The thick black circle remains with the gold trim.
1996 - 2007
In 1996 the logo made some minor changes, as the black “B” now has the bold yellow trim with a black border. The gold spokes remained, but a black outline was added around the spokes and the “B” was slightly elongated. The think black circle has a gold trim added.
1950 - 1995
In 1948 the spoked “B” made its appearance as their logo for the first time. The logo featured a black “B” with yellow trim and 8 yellow spokes that are arranged around the letter “B.” A thick black circle is surrounding the “B.”
1935 - 1949
The “B” logo stayed essentially the same, except the letter is colored with black instead of brown and still with a thick yellow border.
1933 - 1934
In 1932, the bruin bear was replaced with a brown capital “B” which has a thick yellow outline.
1927 - 1932
The Bruins used the same logo from 1924, however they removed the brown background. The font changed for the wordmark ‘BOSTON” in brown with yellow border on top and wordmark “BRUINS” in yellow on a square brown background. The brown bruin is the same with a yellow trim.
1924 - 1926
In 1925 – 1926 season, a face was put on brown bruin located in the center of the logo. A wordmark “BOSTON” in yellow on top and “BRUINS” in brown on a yellow background.