100 Greatest NHL® Uniforms
1978-1985

Vancouver Canucks

 
 

THE STORY

The Vancouver Canucks entered the 1978-1979 season no longer wearing the blue and green with a hockey stick on their chest; instead they were now gold, black, and red with a giant “V” on the front. It was a bold new look, with the home uniforms featuring a gold jersey rather than white, with gold helmets and socks, only the black pants breaking up the golden monopoly. The new “V” pattern appeared on the front of the jersey, once on each sleeve, pant leg, and (in just the first year with the uniform) on each sock as well for a total of seven “V”s per uniform. The new logo, a skate with the team name written in the blade on a black circle, appears only as a sleeve patch. The Canucks made it to their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final wearing this uniform in 1981-1982. The V’s were phased out starting with the 1985-1986 season, moved to the shoulders and replaced by the team logo on the front. They were eliminated once and for all after the 1988-1989 season.