Washington Capitals Primary Logo
Past Capitals logos have included an eagle and the Washington Capitol, though they were never embraced and the color scheme changed with them. In 2007 - 2008, the Capitals went back to their original wordmark look, with some adjustments.
2008 - Present
The “T” in Capitals forms a hockey stick that has a red puck next to it and the three stars along the top are an addition to the original look. The red, white and blue colors are representative of the capital city of the USA, it’s a wordmark of “WASHINGTON” in red and “capitals” in blue italics.
2003 - 2007
In the early 2000′s, the Washington logo changed again, though the color scheme remained the same. Out went the eagle and in came the Capitol dome. The full name “WASHINGTON CAPITALS” returned to the logo and with a puck and crossed is two sticks behind the capital dome. Two brown stars on either side of the dome.
1998 - 2002
The Capitals removed the wordmark “CAPITALS” in 1998. The same streaking eagle is flying from right to left.
1996 - 1997
The Capitals changed their colors and logo in the mid-90s as black became popular in the NHL. At least the streaking eagle is a logo, as opposed to the wordmark that just spells out the team name. The stars made their first appearance on this logo and though the design turned away from the lettering that had preceded it, “CAPITALS” is still a prominent feature in this one.
1975 - 1995
The first Washington logo was very basic and straightforward. The slant of the blue letters goes to the left instead of the right, a wordmark “WASHINGTON” in red and “capitals” in blue, the stick is red and is the letter “t,” the puck is blue and the font is more plain.