Late last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League unveiled a new logo to be used starting in the 2016-2017 season. This new primary mark will be used as the jersey crest on their soon-to-be-unveiled uniforms – set to be revealed in June.
The Maple Leafs will continue its utilization of the shade of Blue they’ve used since the 1987-1988 season – a darker-than-Royal / lighter-than-Navy color that is so prevalent in the NHL these days. In fact, the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks (and the Western Conference logos) all incorporate this color into their respective current primary color palettes.
A number of articles exist outlining this new mark – here are a few write-ups; I especially encourage reading Chris Creamer’s post at SportsLogos.net which describes the logo and the Maple Leafs’ logo history in great detail:
- SportsLogos.net: Maple Leafs Logo Takes Traditional Turn For Centennial
- Sportsnet.ca: Toronto Maple Leafs Unveil New Logo For 2016-17 Season
- TorontoMapleLeafs.com: Logo Reveal
In addition, I have modified the NHL Primary Marks project to include both the current (now old) primary marks, as well as the new, recently unveiled marks.