In moving to Carolina, the whole color scheme changed and the renaming of the franchise led to a clean break away from the Whalers past. The "Eye of the Hurricane" logo was born.
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2000 - Present
The 2000 logo changes to the “Eye of Hurricane” logo were very minor. Clean edges and colors is the only improvements to the logo.
1998 - 1999
The move to Carolina in 1998 meant a name change and logo. The “Eye of Hurricane” logo feature an oblong black circle centered with a red circle around it. Then another layer of a half black circle and a spiked white circle followed by a black and red half circles, all with a silver border.
1993 - 1997
In 1993 the Whalers made some modern changes to their final logo. A grey background was added that also became the thick border. The darker green “W” now has a white trim and the darker blue whale tale also has white trim.
1980 - 1992
The green “W” remained to keep a connection to the team’s past, but a blue whale tail was introduced. The combination of the two formed a not instantly noticeable white “H” for Hartford in the white space.
1973 - 1979
The original Whalers logo featured a harpoon going through a white “w” on a green circle. A wordmark “NEW ENGLAND WHALERS” in black on a white circle. Surrounding the white circle is a green looking rope as a border.