National Hockey League (NHL) logos vector free download

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America comprising 32 teams—25 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

NHL logo history

NHL logo Meaning and history

NHL logo Meaning and history

The visual identity of the National Hockey League has been very constant and stable throughout the league’s history. Once created, in 1917, its logo became just a bit modified by today, showing the strength and seriousness of the NHL.

Current emblem

The current logo, which was adopted in 2005, looks very similar to the previous one, at least the core visual metaphor remains the same: a shield shape.

However, the black-and-brown color scheme has been replaced by the black-and-white one (with shades of silver grey). One more notable change refers to the way the diagonal lettering is positioned (it goes upward now). The typeface has also been slightly tweaked.