100 Greatest NHL® Uniforms

Colorado Rockies



If you ever wanted to see a state flag worn as a hockey uniform look no further than the NHL’s Colorado Rockies. After relocating from Kansas City at the end of the 1975-1976 season the team changed its name to the Rockies as a nod to the Rocky Mountains that rise majestically over the Denver skyline. Kansas City had used a blue, red, and gold color scheme and, as that matched Colorado’s state flag, the team wisely kept it. The logo is the “CO” symbol featured on the state flag but instead cut into the shape of a mountain. On each shoulder the “CO” is used on its own without the mountain. The Rockies wore the uniform for all six seasons they played in Denver before relocating to New Jersey in 1982. In 2015-2016 the Colorado Avalanche introduced an alternate uniform featuring a modernized Rockies logo as well as reviving the “CO” logo for their home and road jersey shoulders.