The NHL’s logo history is quite extensive going back to the beginning years of 1917 and before. In the NHL’s rich history of logos they have produced and used many NHL primary logos, NHL alternate logos and NHL wordmark logos.
The famous NHL shield logo was introduced in 1946 (according to other sources, in 1917). It featured a shield shape given in orange and black colors.
The current NHL logo, which was adopted in 2005, looks very similar to the previous one, at least the core visual metaphor remains the same: a shield shape. However, the black-and-brown color scheme has been replaced by the black-and-white one (with shades of silver grey). One more notable change refers to the way the diagonal lettering is positioned (it goes upward now). The typeface has also been slightly tweaked.
Sports Logo History has more than a thousand of NHL primary logos for you to look through from every current NHL’s teams and every past NHL’s teams. NHL primary logos are the front and center mouthpiece of the NHL team. Each NHL primary logo’s brand is highlighted here at Sports Logo History.
See each and every NHL team’s logo. Click on any logo to see the team.