Only A Real Fan Has Any Hope Of Naming All These Old School NHL Logos

Since its foundation in 1917, the National Hockey League has become by far the most important hockey association in North America. For generations, people have sat in awe in front of their television screens as they watch these men in skates score goals and lift Cups. However, as generations go by, things are bound to change, and NHL teams are no exceptions. Over the decades, some teams have come and gone, while others have changed their looks. This means that many NHL logos are no longer used, surviving only in the memories of the fans. But now, let's see how strong these memories really are!

In this quiz, forty old NHL logos will be shown. These logos can be fairly recent, just like they can be a century-old! They can be from current teams, just like they can be from teams that went extinct years ago! Some will be easy, some will be difficult, but only a real player will be able to connect all of these logos to the correct teams. This quiz will separate the casual sports fans from the true hockey historians. Is anyone ready to have their knowledge challenged? The puck is about to drop; good luck!

Question 1

Which team was associated with this logo?

Founded in 1878, this very old school team officially joined the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada during the 1888/89 season. It also played in leagues such as the CAHL and the ECAHA before joining the National Hockey Association in 1910. Ultimately, this old-timey team only played a single season in the National Hockey League, in 1919/20, before being sold and relocated to Hamilton the following season. These two-time Stanley Cup Champions saw multiple future Hall of Famers play for them, like Joe Malone, Bruce Stuart, Joe Hall, and Rusty Crawford. Who can guess the pioneer team associated with this logo?

Question 2

Does this logo seem familiar?

This Hockey team was introduced in the NHL in the 1970/71 season. While their very first logo was a green and blue rectangle with a hockey stick in it (remember this info; it might be useful later), the team changed their look during the 1978/79 season with this fancy logo above. This logo was used from then until the 1996/97 season, when it was changed to their current logo. One of the flagship teams of the Western division for many years, this team made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1982, 1994, and 2011, but has yet to win the Big One. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 3

Who knows the team linked to this logo?

This purple, yellow and white crown was a prominent part of one NHL team’s logo, from the team’s inception in 1967 to the 1975/76 season, when their look was slightly altered. This royal team was home to a great number of Hockey Hall of Famers, like Marcel Dionne, Rob Blake, Terry Sawchuck, and even the Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky. However, despite the impressive players they had on board, this team struggled for decades to get their hands on the Stanley Cup. After a failed trip to the Finals in 1993, they were finally crowned champions in 2012, then again in 2014. What team featured this logo?

Question 4

What logo is this?

One of the original six, this team was founded in 1909 and is the only remaining club to have been created before the National Hockey League. This team is the most decorated in NHL history, with 24 Stanley cups won between 1916 and 1993. This specific logo was introduced during the 1912/13 season, and was retired before the following season. Since then, they have used their iconic C, in one variation or another, as their logo. Over the decades, they were the home of countless Hall of Famers, including Maurice Richard, Guy Lafleur, Patrick Roy and Serge Savard. What team featured this logo?

Question 5

Does anyone remember this logo?

The following team used this specific logo from the 1996/97 season to the 2005/06 one. However, the team was introduced to the National Hockey League many years earlier, during the 1970/71 season. Over the years, this team featured great, Hall of Fame-caliber players such as The French Connection (Gilbert Perrault, Rick Martin and Rene Robert), Tim Horton, Dale Hawerchuk and Dominik Hasek. Despite making it to the Stanley Cup Finals on three separate occasions, including one where they used this specific logo, they have never managed to win the Stanley Cup to this day. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 6

Does this logo ring any bell?

This next team became the NHL’s 28th franchise when it arrived in the League during the 1999/00 season. This team was active from that season to the 2010/2011 one, after which it was transferred to Winnipeg and became the Jets. It used this specific logo for the entirety of its run. In the eleven seasons it played, this team never managed to win the Stanley Cup; in fact, they only managed to participate in the NHL playoffs one single time, where the New York Rangers defeated them 0-4 in the first round. What short-lived team used this old school logo?

Question 7

Who can guess the team linked to this logo?

This team only operated for two whole seasons, from 1976 to 1978. This team originated from the relocation of the California Golden Seals after the 1975/76 season. During its two seasons of activity, the team never won the Stanley Cup; not only that, they never even managed to make it to the Playoffs. The team ceased operations when it was merged with another NHL team, the Minnesota North Stars, just before the 1978/79 season. As of today, it is the very last team ever in NHL history to cease its operations entirely, without being relocated. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 8

Does this logo bring back any memories?

The following team existed from the 1970/71 season to the 1975/76 one, though it had operated under similar names, with similar-looking logos, since 1967. It used this specific logo as an alternate one, from the 1970/71 season to the 1973/74 one. During its five seasons of activity, the team never won the Stanley Cup; not only that, they never even managed to make it to the Playoffs. The team stopped its activities in 1976, when it was relocated to Cleveland to become the Barons. This logo represents some sort of animal holding a hockey stick. What short-lived team used this old school logo?

Question 9

Does this logo seem familiar?

This next old school team played in the National Hockey League from the 1976/77 season to the 1981/82 one. It was created after a relocation from the short-lived Kansas City Scouts. It then ceased its activities after the team was relocated to New Jersey and became the Devils. During its six seasons of activity, the team never managed to win the Stanley Cup; in fact, they only made it one single time to the Playoffs, losing 0-2 in the preliminary round to the Philadelphia Flyers. The team used this logo for the entirety of its run. What short-lived team used this old school logo?

Question 10

Does anyone remember this logo?

Yet another short-lived team sported this logo. This team was created as an expansion team and started playing in the National Hockey League during the 1974/75 season. It then stopped playing in the National Hockey League after the 1975/76 season, when it was relocated to Colorado and became the Rockies. During its two seasons of activity, the team never won the Stanley Cup; not only that, they never even managed to make it to the Playoffs. The team used this logo for the entirety of its run. Who can guess the short-lived team associated with this old school NHL logo?

Question 11

Who knows the team linked to this logo?

This next team only lasted a single season in the National Hockey League, as they only played during the 1934-35 season. The team originated from a relocation of the Ottawa Senators, which had been founded in 1883. After its sole season, the team ceased its operations entirely. During its sole season of activity, the team did not manage to win the Stanley Cup; in fact, it finished the season at the very last place in the standings. This red logo shows some mysterious bird holding a hockey stick. Who can guess the short-lived team associated with this old school NHL logo?

Question 12

Does this logo ring any bell?

This incredibly old school team only played during two seasons; the very first two seasons of the National Hockey League, from 1917 to 1919. Actually, this Toronto team was technically nameless during the first of its two seasons and was simply referred to as the Toronto Hockey Club. Despite only being active during those two years, this team still managed to win the Stanley Cup, beating the PHCA’s Vancouver Millionaires in the Finals to win the coveted prize on their very first try. They did, however, finish last in the standings during their second season. What team featured this logo?

Question 13

Who can guess the team?

The following team played in the National Hockey League from the 1972/73 season to the 1979/1980 one, and it used this old school logo for the entirety of its run. After it was created by the NHL to stop the World Hockey Association from invading that city’s market, it was eventually relocated to Calgary, with the same name. During its eight seasons of activity, the team never won the Stanley Cup. It did, however, manage to make it to the Playoffs six times, where it accumulated a grand total of two victories. What short-lived team used this old school logo?

Question 14

Does this logo seem familiar?

The team behind this logo started playing in the National Hockey League during the 1926/27 season and is considered one of the "Original Six" NHL teams. During their many decades of activity, they have managed to win the Stanley Cup six times, most recently during the 2015 Playoffs. They did, however, experience a 49-year championship drought, failing to win the Cup from 1961 to 2010. Over the years, this team was home to a multitude of Hockey Hall of Famers, including Phil and Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, and even Bobby Orr. It only used this logo during two seasons, from 1935 to 1937. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 15

What team hides behind this logo?

The team behind this logo started playing in the National Hockey League during the 2000/01 season, as it was brought in the League as an expansion team at the same time as with Minnesota Wild. Since their inception, they have yet to win a Stanley Cup; in fact, out of their seventeen seasons to date, they have only made to the NHL Playoffs four times, and are the only current team to never win a single Playoff series. The team used this logo from its inception in 2000 up until the 2007/08 season. Who can guess the team formerly associated with this logo?

Question 16

What could this logo possibly be?

At first glance (or without reading this paragraph), one might think this is a former logo of the New York Rangers, as its design is very similar to the one the Rangers have used for years. However, the team behind this logo, under this specific name, only played in the National Hockey League during the 1941-1942 season. After that one season, the season permanently ceased its operations due to War-related financial problems. During its sole season, this team was unable to get a hold of the Stanley Cup; in fact, it was not even able to make it to the Playoffs. What short-lived team used this logo?

Question 17

Does this logo ring any bell?

The following team used this specific logo from the 2006/07 season to the 2009/10 one. However, the team was introduced to the National Hockey League many years earlier, during the 1970/71 season. Over the years, this team has featured great, Hall of Fame-caliber players such as The French Connection (Gilbert Perrault, Rick Martin and Rene Robert), Tim Horton, Dale Hawerchuk and Dominik Hasek. Despite making it to the Stanley Cup Finals on three separate occasions, they have never managed to win the Stanley Cup to this very day. Wait, doesn’t this description sound familiar? What team hides behind this logo?

Question 18

What logo is this?

The following team used this specific logo or some variation of it from the team’s inception in 1996 to the 2003/04 season, when it started using its current logo. The team was created after the relocation of the Winnipeg Jets, and started playing during the 1996/97 season. Since their inception, they have yet to win a Stanley Cup. Out of their twenty-one seasons to date, they have made to the NHL Playoffs eight times, making it to the Western Conference Finals in 2012 before losing 1-4 to the Los Angeles Kings. Who can guess the team associated with this logo?

Question 19

Which team was associated to this logo?

The following team used this specific logo or some variation of it from the 1995/96 season to the 2001/02 one. However, the team was introduced to the National Hockey League many years earlier, during the 1974/75 season, as an expansion team. Over the decades, they were the home of Hall of Famers such as Adam Oates, Scott Stevens and Mike Gartner, and are the current home of Alexander Ovechkin. After coming close but ultimately not winning the Stanley Cup numerous times, this team finally won the coveted prize at the end of the 2017/18 season. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 20

Does this logo ring any bell?

This Hockey team was introduced in the NHL in the 1970/71 season, and it used this specific logo from the team’s inception until the 1977/78 season. One of the flagship teams of the Western division for many years, this team made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1982, 1994, and 2011, but, despite their best efforts, has yet to win the Big One. As one can see, this logo shows a green and blue rectangle with a hockey stick in it. What team could possibly be hiding behind this logo? Could it be the famous Calgary Hockey Sticks?

Question 21

Does this logo seem familiar?

The following team used this specific logo as an alternate one from the 2003/04 season to the 2005/06 season. However, the team was introduced to the National Hockey League a few years earlier, during the 1993/94 season, after a relocation from Minnesota. Out of their twenty-three seasons to date, they have made to the NHL Playoffs fourteen times. They have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals twice, in back-to-back years; they defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4 to 2 to win their first Stanley Cup in 1999, but fell to the New Jersey Devils 2 to 4 the following year. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 22

What is this logo?

This old-looking logo was surprisingly only used a single time, during the 2009 Winter Classic. On that day, the team that used this logo faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks and won the game 6 to 4. The team in question is one of the "Original Six" NHL teams and started playing under its current name in 1932. In total, this team has won 11 Stanley Cups, most recently at the end of the 2007/08 season. Over the years, this team has been home to countless Hall of Famers such as Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 23

Does anyone remember this logo?

The following team used this specific logo or some variation of it from the team’s inception in 1993 to the 2016/17 season, when it started using its current logo. The team arrived in the National Hockey League as an expansion franchise, and started playing during the 1993/94 season. Since their inception, they have yet to win a Stanley Cup. Out of their twenty-four seasons to date, they have made to the NHL Playoffs five times. They managed to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996, but lost 0 to 4 to the Colorado Avalanche. Since then, they have never won a Playoff series. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 24

Who can guess the team linked to this logo?

This next old school team played in the National Hockey League from the 1920/21 season to the 1924/25 one. It was created after a relocation from the Quebec Bulldogs. It then ceased its activities after a players’ strike caused the franchise to disband. During its five seasons of activity, the team never managed to win the Stanley Cup; in fact, they never even made it to the Playoffs. They did finish first in the League at the end of their last season, but the strike made them miss their chance at the Big One. The team used this logo for the entirety of its run. What short-lived team used this old school logo?

Question 25

Does this logo ring any bell?

The following team used this specific logo during only two seasons, from 1995 to 1997. However, the team was introduced to the National Hockey League many years earlier, during the 1972/73 season. They have won the Stanley Cup a grand total of four times, all of which they won back-to-back, from 1980 to 1983. They managed to reach the Finals for the fifth time in a row in 1984, but were finally stopped by the Edmonton Oilers, who defeated them 4 to 1. Over the decades, they were the home of countless Hall of Famers, including Mike Bossy, Denis Potvin and Bryan Trottier. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 26

Does this logo seem familiar?

The following team made its debut in the National Hockey League in 1967. This royal team was home to a great number of Hockey Hall of Famers, like Marcel Dionne, Rob Blake, Terry Sawchuck, and even the Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky. However, despite the impressive players they had on board, this team struggled for decades to get their hands on the Stanley Cup. After a failed trip to the Finals in 1993, during which they sported this specific logo, they were finally crowned champions in 2012, then again in 2014. Wait, is this a déjà-vu? What team featured this logo?

Question 27

Does this logo bring back any memories?

The following team used this logo from its inception in 1993 up until the 2006/07 season, when the team altered its name. This team was originally founded and brought into the NHL by the Walt Disney Company, who wanted a hockey team to promote its hockey-themed movie of the same name. Out of their twenty-two seasons to date, they have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals twice, the first time being in 2003, when they lost in seven games to the New Jersey Devils. The second time was in 2007, a year after they ditched this logo, when they defeated the Ottawa Senators in five games to win the Stanley Cup. What team featured this logo?

Question 28

Surely someone remembers this logo?

This next old school team played in the National Hockey League from the 1924/25 season to the 1937/38 one. In their relatively short history, they managed to win the Stanley Cup two times; once at the end of the 1925/26 season when they defeated the Victoria Cougars, and a second time at the end of the 1934/35 season when they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs. They also made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1928, but were stopped by the New York Rangers. This team was outlived by another, more famous Montreal hockey team. What team featured this logo?

Question 29

What team did this logo represent?

The following team used this specific logo from the 1985/86 season to the 1990/91 one. However, the team was introduced to the National Hockey League many years earlier, during the 1967/68 season. It played in the NHL until 1993, when it was relocated to Dallas. During its twenty-six seasons of activity, the team never managed to win the Stanley Cup. It did, however, make it to the Playoffs seventeen times, including two trips to the Stanley Cup Finals. The first one was in 1981, when they lost to the New York Islanders, and the second one was ten years later, in 1991, when they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 30

What is this logo?

The following team made its debut in the National Hockey League in 1979, after playing for the World Hockey Association for five seasons. It used this specific logo as an alternate one from the 1996/97 season to the 2006/07 season. During its many decades of activity, this team managed to get their hands on five Stanley Cups, which were all won between 1984 and 1990. These Stanley Cup victories, except for the last one, were all attained with the help of their then-captain, the Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky. Who can guess the team associated with this old school logo?

Question 31

Does anyone remember this?

The team behind this logo started playing in the National Hockey League during the 1924/25 season, and is considered one of the "Original Six" NHL teams. During their many decades of activity, they have managed to win the Stanley Cup six times, most recently during the 2011 Playoffs. They did, however, experience a 39-year championship drought, not winning the Cup from 1972 to 2011. Over the years, this team was home to a multitude of Hockey Hall of Famers, including Phil Esposito, Ray Bourque, and Bobby Orr. It only used this logo for its first two seasons, from 1924 to 1926. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 32

Does this logo ring any bell?

This next team only lasted a single season in the National Hockey League, as they only played during the 1930-31 season. The team originated from a relocation of the Pittsburgh Pirates, which had been founded five years prior, in 1925. After its sole season, the team ceased its operations entirely. During this single season of activity, the team did not manage to win the Stanley Cup; in fact, it finished the season at the very last place in the standings. This logo, which the team used for the whole season, makes the team’s name pretty obvious. Can you guess the city, then?

Question 33

Who can guess the team linked to this logo?

The following team used this specific logo or some variation of it during most of the 1990s, from the 1992/93 season to the 2001/02 one. However, the team was introduced to the National Hockey League many years earlier in 1967, during the NHL’s original expansion. In their numerous decades of activity, they have won the Stanley Cup a grand total of five times, none of which were won while using this logo. In fact, their first two cups were won right beforehand, in 1991 and 1992. Over the years, they have been home to a great deal of Hall of Fame-caliber players, from Mario Lemieux to Sydney Crosby. What team featured this logo?

Question 34

What team hides behind this logo?

The following team used this specific logo as an alternate one from the 2001/02 season to the 2006/07 season. However, the team was introduced to the National Hockey League as an expansion team a few years earlier, during the 1998/99 season. Since their inception, they have yet to win a Stanley Cup. In fact, out of their nineteen seasons to date, they have only made it to the Stanley Cup Finals once, losing in six games to the defending Pittsburgh Penguins at the end of the 2016/17 season. Who can guess the team associated with this old school NHL logo?

Question 35

What is this logo?

While they used similar-looking logos for the entirety of their run, the following team used this specific logo from the 1985/86 season until the end of their existence in 1995. The team was introduced to the National Hockey League a few years earlier, during the 1979/80 season, and was later relocated to Colorado to become the Avalanche. During its sixteen seasons of activity, the team never won the Stanley Cup, and only got to the semifinals twice. This team was once home to Hall of Famers such as Guy Lafleur, Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 36

What could this logo possibly be?

The team behind this logo started playing in the National Hockey League during the 1926/27 season, and is considered one of the "Original Six" NHL teams. During their many decades of activity, they have managed to win the Stanley Cup four times. They are currently experiencing a 24-year championship drought, having won the Stanley Cup for the last time to date during the 1994 playoffs. Over the years, this team was home to a multitude of Hockey Hall of Famers, including Phil Esposito, Brian Leetch, and even Guy Lafleur. It only used this logo as an alternate one from 1996 to 2007. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 37

What. Logo. Team. What.

This next old school team played in the National Hockey League from the 1925/26 season to the 1929/30 one. It was the seventh-ever team to join the NHL. It then ceased its activities after the team was relocated to Philadelphia and became the Quakers. During its five seasons of activity, the team never managed to win the Stanley Cup; in fact, they only made it twice to the Playoffs, losing in the semifinals to the Montreal Canadiens in 1926, and losing again in the semifinals to the New York Rangers in 1928. The team used this logo for the entirety of its run. What short-lived team used this old school logo?

Question 38

Which team was associated with this logo?

The team behind this logo started playing in the National Hockey League during the 1927/28 season, and is considered one of the "Original Six" NHL teams. During their many decades of activity, they have managed to win the Stanley Cup thirteen times, the second most of any team in NHL history. They are currently experiencing a 51-year championship drought, having won the Stanley Cup for the last time to date during the 1967 playoffs. Over the years, this team was home to a multitude of Hockey Hall of Famers, including Tim Horton, Doug Gilmour, and even Jacques Plante. It only used this logo during its very first season. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 39

Does this logo ring any bell?

The following old-school team used this specific logo from the 1992/93 season until the end of their existence in 1997. The team was introduced to the National Hockey League a few years earlier, during the 1979/80 season, and was later relocated to North Carolina to become the Hurricanes. During its eighteen seasons of activity, the team never won the Stanley Cup, and only made it to the quarterfinals once, losing to the Montreal Canadiens in 1986. This team was once home to Hall of Famers such as Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Brendan Shanahan. What team hides behind this logo?

Question 40

Who can guess the team linked to this logo?

Despite being founded in 1903, this next team played in the National Hockey League for less than a single season. Indeed, the 1917/18 season, the NHL’s first, also happened to be this team’s last, as it was disbanded in the middle of the season after their arena burned down. Prior to their misfortunes, they won the Stanley Cup a grand total of four times between 1906 and 1910. Four also happens to be the number of games they ended up playing in the National Hockey League. They lost three of those games. The team used this logo for the entirety of its run. What team featured this logo?

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