Ranking all 18 NHL third jerseys for the 2014-15 season
The NHL introduced its third jersey program for the 1995-96 season and since then nearly every team (with the exception of a stubborn few clinging to tradition) has unveiled at least one alternate jersey. That continues today with 18 of the 30 NHL teams designating an official third jersey. Several more have worn one-off, special throwback jerseys as well. Then there is the yearly unveiling of the Winter Classic and Stadium Series jerseys.
In this post we will rank all 18 officially designated NHL third jerseys – the one off specials like the Winter Classic and the Kings gold throwbacks (which they will wear three times) will not be included, as they are not official third jerseys.
The third jersey may be just the ultimate cash grab for some teams, but they allow teams to try out new branding and give their teams a fresh look without completely overhauling their entire uniform and logo set.
With the introduction out of the way, let’s take a look at the NHL Third Jersey Power Rankings.