45 Best Hockey Logos 2023
Updated: August 5, 2023 by Bill Burniece
I have always been interested in sports team logos.
Some are carefully designed using imagery and colors that perfectly represent the team they are created for. Others leave you scratching your head wondering who TF designed it.
There is a lot of thought and creativity that goes into most modern hockey logos.
On this page, I have listed my favorite hockey logos from a number of different hockey leagues.
Obviously, this list is subjective and expresses only my own opinion.
My favorite hockey team logos likely don’t align with all of yours. If you have any cool hockey logos that belong on my list just let me know.
Every hockey fan has their own favorite logos based on taste and the occasional homerism element of their local team.
Best NHL Hockey Logos
It’s hard to beat the most iconic logo in NHL hockey. The logo colors in combination with the black and red jerseys rock.
The Minnesota Wild logo is beautifully designed with a forest landscape incorporated into a wild animal.
Detroit Red Wings
This classic logo is a tribute to the first winners of the Stanley Cup – the Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers.
This cool Kachina logo is based on the ancestral spirits of the Pueblo people. The southwest colors are perfect.
The black and gold Bruins logo celebrates Boston’s nickname of The Hub – as in hub of the solar system.
The Winnipeg Jets logo is just about perfect in its simplicity. This design is one of my favorite hockey team logos.
Cool Hockey Logos From The Past (NHL)
Minnesota North Stars
OK, I’m biased here. I grew up going to North Star games in Minnesota. But I still think this is a classic cool hockey logo.
The Jets logo, like the Nordiques logo, represents the funky hockey team logos created in this period.
The Quebec hockey team logo with the igloo and hockey stick perfectly represents the logo design of that period.
Love the color scheme and use of the Colorado state flag. The Rockies moved to New Jersey and became the Devils.
The Hartford whale tail design is one of the coolest hockey team logos in NHL history in my humble opinion.
St. Louis Eagles
If you remember this NHL team from 1934-35 you’re a hell of a lot older than I am. Awesome hockey logo though.
Best AHL Hockey Logos
Bakersfield is affiliated with the Edmonton Oilers. Their logo has a bad-ass-looking condor perched on a hockey stick.
Rockford is affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks. Their logo features a red hog with black and white colors.
San Jose Barracuda
The Barracuda is affiliated with the San Jose Sharks. Their logo has a mean-looking barracuda with a hockey stick.
Cleveland is affiliated with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Their logo has a mostly-submerged monster floating in water.
Manitoba is affiliated with the Winnepeg Jets. Their blue, silver, and white logo has a very pissed-off-looking moose.
The Hersey Bears is affiliated with the Washington Capitals. Their logo features a bear and uses a chocolate color theme.
Best KHL Hockey Team Logos
Kunlun Red Star
The Kunlun Red Star is a Chinese ice hockey team. The yellow, black, and red pop and the little beast dude is cool.
Dinamo Riga Latvia
The Dinamo Riga Latvia logo is elaborate both in design and color. It looks more like a family crest than a logo.
The Lokomotiv Yaroslavl logo has a train and a flying puck all done in blue, red, and black. Very cool design.
I like Jokerit Finland’s logo because it’s kind of goofy. Their nicknames are the Jokers and the Jesters.
Hockey Club Yugra
The HC Yugra logo features a pissed-off elephant and a really nice-looking badge logo of blue, green, and white.
The impossible-to-pronounce Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk is a team out of Russia. They have a very cool logo.
Best International Ice Hockey Federation Logos
Team Canada’s hockey logo is among the most recognized in the world. Their teams are always among the very best.
Team Ukraine has a classic hockey logo. I included it here because of what Russia is doing to their country.
Finland’s hockey logo features a gold lion carrying a broadsword. The blue & gold color scheme is awesome.
The Czech Republic’s new hockey logo features a crown-wearing lion. The lion is the country’s official symbol.
Team USA’s hockey logo is fairly simple. What stands out besides the red, white, and blue is the S that is the flag.
The Norwegian team hockey logo features a polar bear in the middle and has a nice blue and white design.
Best Ontario Hockey League Logos
The Windsor Spitfires logo has awesome colors and the British Spitfire plane sports the classic shark teeth.
The Guelph Storm hockey logo features an animated hurricane as the backdrop in crimson, white, and black.
The Niagara IceDogs, based in St. Catharines, Ontario, has a logo with a cool hockey dog on it in red, white, and black.
Best British Columbia Hockey League Logos
The Surrey Eagles logo has a mean-looking eagle carrying a hockey stick using colors of navy blue, green, ad white.
The Wenatchee Wild has a really nice-looking wolf logo using a color combination of blue, black, and white.
The Nanaimo Clippers logo has a cool-looking clipper ship and hockey stick in orange, silver, black, and white.
Best Alberta Junior Hockey League Logos
The Brooks Bandits, out of Brooks, Alberta, has a masked bandit using the colors of red, blue, and white.
The Olds Grizzlys hockey team has a fierce-looking grizzly bear using colors similar to the Boston Bruins.
The Drumheller Dragons logo uses black, orange, and white. It fits in well as one of the cool hockey logos out there.
Best Swedish Hockey League Logos
Linköpings Hockey Club
The Linköpings HC has a large lion that fills nearly the entire logo in red, white, and blue colors.
The Frölunda Indians, based in Gothenburg, have a logo with a cool front-facing Indian wearing a full headdress.
Luleå Hockey Club
The Luleå Hockey Club has a logo using a fierce-looking bear with his jaws open with colors of red, gold, and black.
Best Finnish Liiga Hockey League Logos
Ilves Hockey Club
The Ilves HC has an interesting logo of a cat that looks pissed-off & liquored up. Maybe it’s just me.
The Vaasan Sport hockey team logo has a simple, but cool-looking eagle in red, black, and white.
Karpat Hockey Club
The super-successful Karpat hockey team has a nice logo using black, yellow, and white. No idea what the animal is.
Hockey team logos are cool.
The most recent NHL team design was created for the Seattle Kraken expansion team.
What is the Seattle Kraken logo supposed to be?
“At the core lies the Kraken’s crest paying tribute to the first American club to hoist the Stanley Cup — The Seattle Metropolitans. The clean bevel of the lettering emulates the time-honored tradition of hand carvings on historic vessels and is a reminder of where Seattle comes from.”
This explanation shows the amount of thought that can go into modern hockey logo design.
In the case of the Kraken, I think they did a great job.
The Kraken’s jerseys, logo, and color scheme are all spot-on in my opinion.
Thank you for reading my post on cool hockey logos.
A special thank you to Chris Creamer’s SportsLogos.net.
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Table Of Contents
- 45 Best Hockey Logos 2023
- Best NHL Hockey Logos
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Minnesota Wild
- Detroit Red Wings
- Arizona Coyotes
- Boston Bruins
- Winnipeg Jets
- Cool Hockey Logos From The Past (NHL)
- Minnesota North Stars
- Winnipeg Jets
- Quebec Nordiques
- Colorado Rockies
- Hartford Whalers
- St. Louis Eagles
- Best AHL Hockey Logos
- Bakersfield Condors
- Rockford IceHogs
- San Jose Barracuda
- Cleveland Monsters
- Manitoba Moose
- Hershey Bears
- Best KHL Hockey Team Logos
- Kunlun Red Star
- Dinamo Riga Latvia
- Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
- Jokerit Finland
- Hockey Club Yugra
- Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
- Best International Ice Hockey Federation Logos
- Best Ontario Hockey League Logos
- Windsor Spitfires
- Guelph Storm
- Niagara IceDogs
- Best British Columbia Hockey League Logos
- Surrey Eagles
- Wenatchee Wild
- Nanaimo Clippers
- Best Alberta Junior Hockey League Logos
- Brooks Bandits
- Olds Grizzlys
- Drumheller Dragons
- Best Swedish Hockey League Logos
- Linköpings Hockey Club
- Frölunda Indians
- Luleå Hockey Club
- Best Finnish Liiga Hockey League Logos
- Ilves Hockey Club
- Vaasan Sport
- Karpat Hockey Club