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Most people know the
Canucks have had three major logo changes since joining
the NHL in 1970. However, they have also gone through
numerous minor changes in their jerseys. Here, we try to
document those changes.
The Canuck stick in rink logo made its debut. The
home jersey was white with two large stripes (on
blue and one green) at the base of the jersey. In
addition, the sleeves had a white "V"
overlapping the green and blue stripes. As an
oddity, the road jerseys did not display the logo
in the same colours (the blue and white were
Change: The "V"s on the
jerseys disappeared and the two stripes on the
bottom of the jersey were replaced with a narrow,
wide, narrow combination of stripes (on home
jerseys, the stripes were green, blue, green; on
road jerseys, white, green, white).
Change: As part of the NHL mandate,
player names are added to the jerseys.
The Canucks switch to their "more
aggressive" red, black and yellow
"V" jerseys. The skate logo appeared on
both arms and each player's number appeared at
the bottom of the sleeve. For the 1978-79 season,
the socks also had a "V" type stripe on
Change: Names on home jerseys changed
from red lettering to black lettering. In
addition, the black part of the "V" on
home jerseys is extended down the shoulder to
meet the "V"s on the shoulders.
Change: Numbers on the sleeves are moved
from the bottom to the top of the arm. Name and
number on the back of the jersey are now black
with red trim.
Change: The Canucks put the skate logo
on the front of the jersey and reduce the
"V" to just appearing on the shoulders.
The home uniform is mainly yellow.
Change: The home jersey is changed from
yellow to white. In addition, the "V"s
on the shoulders and pants of both the home and
road jerseys are removed.
||Minor Change: The
colours on the jersey are subtly changed. The
yellow and red are both brightened (less orangy).
Jersey: The Canucks introduce their new
"third jersey". The background is
predominantly red with some additional subtle
The Orca Jersey makes its debut. The team colours
change to navy blue, blue, white, maroon and
Jersey: Another "third jersey"
is introduced. The background blends from navy to
maroon, with some additional white stripes on the
Jersey: The Canucks wear the rink and
stick jerseys (both white and blue base) for
selected games. The design is the same as the
1977-78 jerseys, although the colours are a
The Canucks introduce their combo jersey, using
the orca logo and the original colours. The
maroon was removed from the logo and the word
"Vancouver" was added above the logo.
The home uniforms are blue with white and green
trim while the road uniforms are white with blue
and green trim.