Vancouver, BC -The Vancouver Canucks today unveiled a heritage jersey to debut for the 2019.20 season; the Canucks 50th season in the National Hockey League. The club also announced the evolution of its home and away jerseys which will now feature the orca whale logo, exclusively on its own, as the Canucks primary logo. A 50th season logo will also adorn the top left corner of the jerseys for the duration of the 2019.20 celebratory season. Each jersey was created as a contemporary design of two cherished symbols in franchise history.
"The 50th season presents an opportunity to honour our history, while launching a new era of Canucks hockey with a modern look," said Trent Carroll, COO, Canucks Sports and Entertainment. "This evolution preserves our team identity and acknowledges a tradition of Canucks hockey that is as vibrant and rich in history as the West Coast."
The Canucks will wear the heritage jersey for 10 games in the 2019.20 NHL season. Styled after the inaugural team logo worn for the 1970.71 season, Vancouver's third jersey continues to use symbolic blue and green colours and bold striping along with a modern version of the original stick and rink logo.
Prominent on Canucks uniforms for close to half of the team's history, the orca whale is the longest serving logo worn by the franchise. With a clean, bold aesthetic the orca is now positioned at the centre of both home and away jerseys, absent the Vancouver wordmark. The change is also a reflection of a passionate Canucks fan base that extends throughout British Columbia. It's the first-time the home and away jerseys have changed since 2007.
Confirmed already by fan vote, the Canucks will also wear the "Black Skate" jersey for three games in 2019.20.
The heritage jersey will be available in store, beginning June 21. The home and away, as well as the retro "Black Skate" jersey, will be in store for the start of the 2019.20 season. A pre-sale opportunity begins June 13. A complete jersey schedule will follow the 2019.20 NHL schedule announcement.
Further information can be found at 50thcollection.canucks.com