Penguins Alternate Logo
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a long and storied history, including their alternate logo's evolution. The first alternate logo was introduced in 1992 and featured a black silhouette of an ice hockey player with two crossed sticks on either side. This design was used for four seasons before being replaced by an updated version in 1996. The new design featured the exact figure with more detail and shading to give it a more realistic look. This version remained until 2003 when it was replaced again by another modernized take on the original concept, featuring three interlocking circles representing unity among players, coaches, staff members, fans, and sponsors.
In 2008 yet another redesign took place as part of their 40th-anniversary celebration; this one included both color changes (from black to navy blue) as well as slight alterations to the shape of each circle within the logo itself – giving them all slightly different sizes from one another while still maintaining an overall balance between them all at once! Finally, in 2017 they unveiled yet another tweak: adding gold accents around certain parts, such as edges or points where lines intersected each other throughout its entirety – making sure everyone knew just how proud they were about being part of Pittsburgh's rich sports tradition over these past few decades!
The various iterations created for Pittsburgh’s alternate logos are a testament to their commitment to staying up-to-date and honoring those who came before us - showing respect to both old & new generations alike through subtle visual cues like colors/shapes/textures etc. Ultimately though, no matter what form it takes - there will always be something special about seeing our beloved Penguins proudly display whatever symbol best represents them moving forward into future successes!
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2011 - Present
The circle around the Penguin was also made bolder. A wordmark “PITTSBURGH PENGUINS” in white on a blue ring. Alternate jersey crest.
2011 - 2013
Winter Classic 2011 special jersey crest, and alternate jersey crest logo starting in the 2011 – 2012 season. A scarf around the penguin was added to the primary logo.
2003 - 2008
A wordmark “PITTSBURGH” in black above “PENGUINS” in black with gold highlight. All above the primary logo of a black penguin skating with a hockey stick in front of a gold triangle.
2003 - 2007
A black and white penguin streaking across a Vegas Gold triangle.