Capitals Alternate Logo
The Washington Capitals have a long and storied history regarding logos. The team's first logo, used from 1974-1995, featured a stylized “W” with the word “Capitals” written in script font below it. This classic design has become synonymous with the franchise and is still seen on merchandise around town.
In 1995, the team unveiled its second logo – an eagle head wearing a hockey helmet emblazoned with five stars representing each of Washington D.C.'s five wards at that time (the sixth ward was added later). This new look gave fans something fresh while keeping true to their roots as part of America's capital city. It also inspired many future alternate logos, including one featuring an eagle clutching two crossed sticks in its talons released in 2011 and another depicting three stars placed inside circles that debuted in 2018 during their Stanley Cup championship season.
Today, these alternate designs are just as popular amongst Caps fans as ever before! Whether you prefer the original or any of its modern-day variations, there's no denying that these iconic symbols represent some of DC sports' best moments over decades past and present alike!
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2008 - Present
A blue and red eagle with the top of the U.S. Capitol as a silhouette below.
1996 - 2002
U.S. Capitol dome flanked by hockey sticks and two brown with black outline stars. Wordmark “WASHINGTON” on top in brown and “CAPITALS” in white with a brown highlight.
Moved to the Capitals’ primary logo in 2003.