Seals Primary Logo
The California Golden Seals are a former National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was based in Oakland, California from 1967 to 1976. During their time in the NHL, the team had several different primary logos and color schemes. The most iconic logo for the team is arguably one of their first designs; a simple circular seal with an orange triangle on top and three gold stripes below it. This logo was used from 1967 until 1972 when they changed to another design featuring two crossed hockey sticks behind an old-style goalie mask with “California” written across it.
In 1974, after only two seasons using this second look, the Golden Seals went back to their original circular seal design but this time added a white background behind it as well as making some minor changes such as removing one of the gold stripes at the bottom and adding black outlining around both elements of the logo -the circle itself and its accompanying triangle symbolizing ice hockey's traditional three-period structure: 1st period-orange; 2nd period-white; 3rd period-golden yellow/orange shade). This version would remain unchanged until 1975 when they switched again but kept many elements like colors intact while changing up details like font style or size slightly before finally reverting back once more just before ceasing operations following the season-ending in 1976 due largely financial difficulties faced by ownership group at that point during mid-1970s economic recessionary climate which hindered franchises ability generate enough revenue stay afloat long term basis.
The legacy left by these various iterations of what has come to be known simply as ‘Seals Logo’ continues to live today through memorabilia collections fans who remember fondly days past when puck drop signaled the start of something special every night inside Oakland Coliseum arena where skaters battled fiercely show off skills front capacity crowds cheering loudly support home side over course nine-year run NHL history books will always have a place reserved golden seals teams thanks part enduring popularity associated visual identity created them all those decades ago still resonates within hearts many devoted followers even now times since then have changed drastically landscape professional sports overall.
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1975 - 1976
A single line wordmark in teal with a yellow outline “Seals.”
1971 - 1974
A single line wordmark in green with a yellow outline “Seals.”
A double line wordmark in green with a yellow outline “The Seals.
1968 - 1970
Yellow, black and green seal holding a hockey stick on a blue and black outline letter “O.”
Yellow, black and green seal holding a hockey stick inside a blue with black outline “C.”