Oilers Primary Logo
The Edmonton Oilers have a long and storied history, and their primary logo has been an essential part of that. The first logo was introduced in 1972 when the team joined the World Hockey Association (WHA). It featured a blue circle with an orange oil derrick inside it and two white stars on either side. This simple yet classic design has remained essentially unchanged ever since its inception.
In 1979, when the WHA merged into the NHL, minor alterations were made to update it for use in professional hockey leagues. The most noticeable change was that of replacing one of the white stars on either side with five interlocking rings representing each continent involved in international play - North America (blue), South America (yellow), Europe (black), Asia/Australia/Oceania(green) and Africa(red). This symbolized unity among all countries participating in hockey at all levels worldwide while still retaining elements from its original design, which had become iconic over time.
Today’s version features subtle changes such as brighter colors to reflect modern trends better; however, the overall shape remains faithful to the original concept set forth by designers almost fifty years ago! Fans continue to recognize this emblem as a definitive representation of their beloved team and the city itself – making it a genuinely timeless piece of art worthy of admiration!
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2023 - Present
The Oilers’ wordmark “OILERS” is in blue in the original custom font, as well as the encompassing blue ring, and the oil drop is orange in the top center.
Colors to rematch their original 1979 team colors of royal blue and orange.
2017 - 2023
The Oilers changed their team colors again and have a darker shade of blue and a brighter shade of orange. The Oilers color wordmark “OILERS” is in blue, as well as the encompassing blue ring. The oil drop is orange in the top center.
2012 - 2017
The latest version of the Edmonton Oilers has the color wordmark “OILERS” going back to a lighter shade of blue, as well as the encompassing blue ring. The orange circle has been removed from the previous logo. The oil drop is again back to orange from copper.
1997 - 2011
Edmonton’s royal blue text and orange oil drop were darkened to a navy blue and copper, but the logo itself didn’t change. An orange circle was added around the blue outline.
1987 - 1996
Again the Oilers logo made only color changes. The blue was made lighter and the orange oil drop is now lighter as well.
1980 - 1986
In 1980 the Oilers made color changes to the logo. The logo stayed the same only a darker blue and a darker orange oil drop.
1973 - 1979
The original Oilers logo is a royal blue and white oval with “OILERS” written inside and an orange oil drop above in the center.
The Oilers wordmark “OILERS” is blue, as well as the encompassing ring. The oil drop is orange.