The San Jose Sharks made a real splash when they entered the National Hockey League as an expansion team for the 1991-1992 season. When their inaugural uniforms were announced, it was that teal that caught everyone's eye, a fresh new color that hadn't been since the California Golden Seals, also of the Bay Area, moved to Cleveland in 1976. San Jose's uniforms featured teal, black, and silver stripes along the waist and at the end of each sleeve; each shoulder had a shark fin appearing just above the surface of the ocean and on the front a shark was shown swimming through a triangle chomping down on a hockey stick. The Sharks uniforms made a real impression on the hockey community as the team was a leader in merchandise sales almost immediately upon joining the League. San Jose would continue to wear their original uniforms for seven years in total, replacing them following the end of the 1997-1998 season.