The Storm Gathers
1990 - 1992
September 12, 1990: Phil Esposito announces team name, Tampa Bay Lightning, the first in NHL history that doesn't end in "s" - setting an early standard for standing out.
December 6, 1990: NHL officially awards franchise to Tampa.
March 25, 1991: Lightning unveil logos and colors, black and blue - commonly seen on the faces of old school enforcers, but never before on an NHL sweater.
June 4, 1991: Lightning unveil uniforms, complete with lightning bolts on the pants - one of the first teams to use more than basic stripe.
June 18, 1992: Wendell Young is selected in the NHL Expansion Draft making him the first player in Lightning history. He wears jersey No. 1.