Avalanche Primary Logo
The Colorado Avalanche's primary logo has a long and rich history that is deeply intertwined with the team's successes over the years. The original logo, unveiled in 1995 when the franchise relocated from Quebec to Denver, featured an aggressive mountain peak set against a black background. This design was used until 2007, when it was replaced by another more modernized version of the same concept. This new logo still depicted a mountain peak but now had two snow-capped peaks in place of one and shifted its color palette to blue, silver, and maroon on a white background instead of black on white.
In 2016, after much anticipation from fans across all sports leagues worldwide, Colorado Avalanche revealed their third official primary logo – this time featuring an abstracted “A” encircled by mountains meant to symbolize strength and unity within their organization as well as represent their home state which is known for its majestic Rocky Mountains landscape. The colors chosen were once again blue (representing loyalty), silver (representing passion) maroon (for power). Still, this time they added burgundy into the mix, which represents courage – something that every fan hopes will see throughout each game played under these colors!
Finally, in 2020 following yet another season filled with success for both players & supporters alike came forth the most recent iteration: A bolder take on previous designs complete w/ 3 distinct elements - An intimidating-looking hockey mask representing strength & resilience, A lightning-bolt signifying speed & agility; And lastly letter "C" inside what looks like shield paying homage not only city Denver calls home but also entire state Colorado itself! All combined create a powerful visual statement any true Avs fan can quickly identify at a glance no matter where they may find themselves around the world, making perfect reminders of why we love our team so much!
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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.”
1996 - 1999
In the move to Colorado, the red was changed to 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.” Michael Beindorff designed the “A” part of the logo.
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 from previous logo.
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.