Tampa Bay Lightning Primary Logo
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been around since 1992 - 1993 season and have had different variations on their logo, but their current look is the only one that doesn’t have lettering on it.
2012 - Present
The current Lightning logo is a more traditional, simple look that removed the team’s name and city altogether. The circle around the bolt that has always been there remains, while the bolt itself is a crisp, clean look that is easy on the eyes.
2008 - 2011
The Lightning unveiled their new logo on August 25, 2007. The logo was similar to the inaugural one, but with a more modern look. The new logo also kept the same theme as the previous one, but with the words “TAMPA BAY” across the top now appearing with tall capital lettering, and the word “Lightning” no longer appearing on the bottom of the logo.
2002 - 2007
Subtle variations were made to the 2002 logo, such as the darkening of the color in the wordmark. Both “Tampa Bay” and “LIGHTNING” are in a darker blue.
1993 - 2001
Initially, Phil Esposito had just settled on a silver lightning bolt with the word “Tampa” across the top. Lowell and Paul then altered it slightly to include the circular backdrop on which it is emblazoned, which still is incorporated in today’s logo. The scripted wordmark “Tampa Bay” in blue with a white and black trim and “LIGHTNING” in blue with a white and black trim on the bottom.