Ten of the Most Sought After NHL Jerseys

The NHL has been around for a long time, that means there have been a lot of jerseys introduced over the years. In this post, we take a look at some of the rarest/hardest to find jerseys from around the league.

The List:

  • Phoenix Coyotes – Kachina Jersey

These cool 90s jerseys are quite sought after. The stylized hockey stick-wielding Coyote and unique striping pattern give this jersey an interesting look. To get your hands on this jersey you’ll be looking at spending around $100+.

  • Boston Bruins – “Pooh Bear” Jersey

The NHL’s discovery of sublimation in the 90s lead to quite a few jerseys being named on this list, and the Pooh Bear is no exception. If you haven’t caught on yet, the Winnie-The-Pooh lookalike bear head crest lead to the “Pooh Bear” nickname for this jersey. The Bruins released this jersey as their third in 1995 and held onto them until 2006. For a jersey that was around for quite some time, it can be hard to find. This one will run you $100+.

  • New York Rangers – White “Lady Liberty” Jersey

The Rangers introduced this one as a third in 1998 in reverse of their previous years’ thirds, switching from a blue jersey to white. The Statue of Liberty head on the crest is what gives this one the “Lady Liberty” nickname. These only lasted one year before they reverted back to the blue versions in 1999, making them tough to find. To get one of these, you’re looking at around $100.

  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim – Black Third Jersey (03-06)

It may not look like anything the Ducks have ever put out, but this is a clean look that can be pretty hard to find. The Ducks opted for a black jersey for the first time as a franchise, and we like to think it looked pretty darn good. These thirds were only used for 3 years and are pretty tough to come by. Want one? You’re going to need around $120!

  • Tampa Bay Lightning – “Storm” Jersey

This is the second installment of the NHL’s sublimation craze on this list. These Lightning jerseys dubbed the “Storm Thirds” are an amazing depiction of how far the NHL was willing to go with sublimated jerseys. There are waves at the bottom, lightning on the sleeves, rain drops throughout, and rather interesting number scheme make this jersey an absolute masterpiece. This guy is going to cost you $120+.

  • New York Islanders “Fisherman” – Jersey (Home or Away)

The infamous Fisherman Islanders jerseys are another 90s classic. In a bold move, the Isles drastically changed their uniforms to these incredible works of art. A complete redesign with a new color scheme, wavy striping pattern and brand new logo that has a striking resemblance to the Gorton’s Fisherman, what could go wrong? These were not a hit with the Isles fanbase and only lasted a couple of seasons. The Isles realized their mistake and quickly corrected it by changing back to their classic logo, but those didn’t go over too well either. To reel in the Fisherman you’ll need about $150+.

  • New York Rangers 2014 Stadium Series Jersey

For a modern day jersey that came out only 3 years ago, this one is not the easiest to find without paying a pretty penny. For some reason, these jerseys are very difficult to come by. We’d like to say the fact that they were used for only 2 games is what makes them hard to find, but it’s pretty much never this hard to find any other Winter Classic or Stadium Series jersey, and those are usually only worn in 1 game! This Rangers jersey will cost at least $200 if you can find one.

  • Montreal Canadiens – Centennial Year Jerseys

Here are some more relatively recent jerseys that are very difficult to come by. The Habs are older than the NHL itself and in the 09-10 season, they released three new jerseys to be worn in celebration of their 100th anniversary as a hockey club. Most people remember the awful, eye-sore barber pole jerseys that they wore for a game in the previous year as well, but tend to forget about the other two. The one pictured in the middle paid homage to their second season as a team, while the *ahem* interesting Blue jerseys were a throwback to their inaugural season in 1909. These throwbacks will cost anywhere between $100-$350+!

  • Los Angeles Kings – “Burger King” Jersey

And now we’re back to the 90s sublimation craze with these jerseys. In 1995 the Kings introduced one of the ugliest jerseys to ever be worn by an NHL team. The jersey features a gray gradient sash/swirl pattern around the jersey and a crest on the left side of the chest. The brand new crest for the Kings faced the same scrutiny as the Fisherman for resembling a food themed public figure, deeming this jersey “The Burger King”. The entire jersey is pretty hard to look at (especially when they were used in the same game as the next jersey) but this one is pretty sought after by jersey collectors. To get an original Burger King, you’ll have to spend $300+, fries not included.

  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim – “Wild Wing” Jersey

Finally, the last installment of the 90s third jersey sublimation fad, the great Wild Wing jerseys of 1995! This jersey features an almost entirely sublimated design with the exception of names/numbers and shoulder patches being stitched. The jersey depicts a scene of the Ducks mascot and former Saturday morning cartoon icon, Wild Wing, breaking through a slab of ice ready to stop some pucks. It’s no surprise these only lasted a few games before being sent to jersey heaven. Since the jersey wasn’t as big as the Ducks had hoped, they created one of (if not THE) hardest to find NHL jersey. While Wild Wing breaks the ice, you’re going to need to break the bank to own one of these at around $320+.

These jerseys may be found for higher or lower prices. The prices on this list are approximate. The list doesn’t account for the CCM Vintage line or the Mitchell & Ness remakes, only the original lines that released the jerseys. 

It may be a struggle to find all these jerseys, but you can always check out our Vintage Jersey section to find some more great jerseys at great prices!

Honorable Mentions

What are some of the jerseys on your wishlist? Think we missed anything? Let us know by commenting or tweeting us @CoolHockey1! Think you know which current jerseys will make the list down the road? Start your scouting at CoolHockey.com!

Our Top 6 Hockey Jerseys in Pop Culture

Hockey has made many appearances in pop culture. Whether it was in a music video, movie, TV show or just celebrities supporting their team, hockey jerseys have been popping up all over Hollywood for years.

Here is a countdown of our favorite Jerseys in pop culture:

Tip: Click the name of the jersey to get your own jersey from your favorite movie or show!

6. Friends: The One With George Stephanopoulos – New York Rangers Jersey

Joey Tribbiani has shown his love for the Rangers on multiple occasions on the show, however, this one is our favorite. Thanks to Ross for being hit in the face with a puck during play, this episode had us howling.

5. The Mighty Ducks Trilogy – Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Jersey

Classic films with classic jerseys, what more could you want? These jerseys were worn by arguably the greatest team to ever be assembled.

4. Seinfeld: The Face Painter Martin Brodeur Devils Jersey

David Puddy is a Devils fan in case you didn’t get that from the clip. This scene is too funny to not be on our list. Plus it’s a great jersey with a great player on the back and was worn in a great show!

3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Gordie Howe Red Wings Jersey

We’re not sure what we like better; the movie itself or the story behind why Cameron Frye wears his Howe jersey throughout the film!

2. National Lampoons: Christmas Vacation – Chicago Blackhawks Griswold Jersey

Clark Griswold wore his hawks jersey with pride during the holiday season. With his choice to have the jersey bear his own name and number, the 00 Hawks jersey will always remind us of Clark.

1. Happy Gilmore – Boston Bruins Jersey

Happy somehow made golf entertaining to watch with his antics on and off the course. He wasn’t the greatest hockey player, but loved the game and incorporated it as much as he could into his golf play. His iconic Bruins jersey will always be associated with him and his legendary capturing of the coveted Gold Jacket.

Honorable Mentions:

Kobe Bryant – Gretzky Oilers Jersey

Dr. Cox (Scrubs) – Chris Chelios Redwings Jersey

Robin (How I Met Your Mother) – Canucks Jersey

Wayne’s World – Chicago Blackhawks Jersey

Did we miss anything? What are your favorite jerseys in pop culture? Let us know! Don’t forget to stop by CoolHockey.com for all your jersey needs!

Replica vs Authentic NHL Jerseys

Unless you’re a serious collector of hockey jerseys, you might not know the differences between Reebok Premier and Edge jerseys. Here is our guide to what makes these jerseys different.

Reebok Premier Vs. Edge Guide

Premier Reebok NHL Jerseys Authentic Reebok EDGE NHL Jerseys
Price Value priced Premium
Brand Reebok Reebok EDGE
Licensed by NHL Officially licensed NHL product Officially licensed NHL product
General Overview Replica jerseys are designed for fans and engineered to duplicate the on-ice team jerseys. Lighter and slimmer than the authentic jerseys with professionally stitched letters and numbers. These jerseys are exactly like the ones worn by the NHL hockey players. The jersey has room for hockey shoulder pads and is constructed to withstand intense ice action. The letters and numbers are professionally stitched onto the jersey to replicate exactly your favorite player.
Material A comfortable High-quality 100% polyester two-way stretch pique fabric with solid mesh inserts for ventilation around the arms and back. Four-way stretch core body material with Bead Away™ water repellent treatment, PlayDry™ moisture management technology and are designed with lightweight, advanced materials to provide increased range of motion, ventilation, durability and comfort.
Neck / Collar NHL Shield patch sewn on front neck insert. Reebok woven neck tape in the collar seam. Reebok®/NHL® Center Ice® authentic woven neck label. Play Dry® performance Lycratalic (with polyester ribknit where applicable) in neck collar.
Letters & Numbers Hand-sewn NHL calibre tackle twill numbers and letters. Letters, numbers and placement follow the specifications outlined by the NHL. Hand-sewn NHL calibre tackle twill numbers and letters. Letters, numbers and placement follow the specifications outlined by the NHL and names are sewn onto twill nameplates.
Fit Normal. Larger. Designed for shoulder pads of hockey player so we recommend that you choose one size smaller than you normally wear.
Sizing Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large. Does not come in size 48. They come in 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 60.
Fightstrap None. Yes. Authentic tie-down fight strap attached to the inside lower back.
Team Crest on Front Team front and shoulder crests (where applicable) feature a combination of direct stitched embroidery and twill applique. Team front and shoulder crests (where applicable) feature a combination of direct stitched embroidery and twill applique.
Tags Sewn into Garment Jock tag on lower left. Reebok®/NHL® Center Ice® jock tag with numeric sizing applied to lower left.
Reinforcement X-trafil fabric for additional reinforcement in shoulder and elbow areas. Reinforced stitching on all seams and hems.
Tags yes yes

 

 Premier Replica NHL jersey  Authentic NHL jersey

Front Crest on a Replica NHL jersey

Front Crest on an Authentic NHL jersey

Team crest on the sleeve of the Replica NHL jersey
Team crest on the sleeve of the Replica NHL jersey

Team crest on the sleeve of the Authentic NHL jersey
Team crest on the sleeve of the Authentic NHL jersey

Player number on the sleeve of the Replica NHL jersey
Player number on the sleeve of the Replica NHL jersey

Player number on the sleeve of the Authentic NHL jersey
Player number on the sleeve of the Authentic NHL jersey

Player Name Customization on a Replica NHL Jersey
Player Name Customization on a Replica NHL Jersey

Player Name Customization on an Authentic NHL Jersey
Player Name Customization on an Authentic NHL Jersey

Neck of a Replica NHL Jersey
Neck of a Replica NHL Jersey

Neck of an Authentic NHL Jersey
Neck of an Authentic NHL Jersey

Don’t forget to stop by CoolHockey.com to purchase your own Premier or Edge jersey!

LA Kings Jerseys- 50th Anniversary & 2017 NHL All-Star Patch

The 2016-17 is a big year for the LA Kings; they celebrate 50 years of playing in the NHL and they will be hosting the LA All-Star Weekend at the end of January. The Kings were selected in 1966 to be included in the expansion from the original six.

“We wanted to pay homage to our past and our heritage with the use of the original Kings crown, but at the same time celebrating the importance that our current logo means to our franchise and fans,” said Jonathan Lowe, Kings Senior Vice President of Marketing. “The gold tone is of course the traditional way to celebrate a 50th Anniversary and we hope our fans love the logo as much as we do and we are going to be rolling out a number of exciting usages around the logo.”

Kings 50th anniversary patch
LA Kings 50th anniversary patch

The 50th anniversary patch has been placed on the right shoulder and the 2017 NHL All-Star Game patch will be on the left. The NHL 100th Centennial Season patch will also be on the jersey on the arm.

LA Kings All-Star Patch
LA Kings All-Star 2017 patch

For this season, the team also released a new third jersey to commemorate this important year. The jersey features five gold diamonds on a purple background in the neck collar to represent the 5 decades of playing, two black stripes for the number of Stanley Cups won and a single black waist strip to replicate the original jersey from 1967. There is also new fonts used on the jersey with gold for player names and numbers. The Kings will wear the new jersey for 14 home games this season: October 22, November 5, November 19, November 26, December 10, December 31, January 7, January 14, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 25 and April 8.

What do you think of the patch?

LA Kings Home jersey with 50th anniversary and All-Star patch
LA Kings Home Jersey with the 50th anniversary patch & All-Star patch
LA Kings Away jersey with 50th anniversary jersey & All-Star patch
LA Kings Away jersey with 50th anniversary jersey & All-Star patch

Gordie Howe #9 Memorial Patch

Howe 9 Patch Wings Home Jersey
Gordie Howe #9 Patch for the Wings Home Jersey
Gordie Howe #9 Memorial Patch
Gordie Howe #9 Memorial Patch for the Wings Away Jersey

This year, the Detroit Red Wings will wear the Gordie Howe #9 Memorial Patch on their jerseys to honour one of their most celebrated players, Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. The commemorative “9” patch sits above the logo on the front of the Detroit Red Wings jersey on the left side of the chest. The team will have a white “9” patch on their red home Red Wings jersey and a white on their away jerseys.

Gordie Howe is one of Detroit’s most decorated players. He played for the team for over 25 seasons and helped them win the Stanley Cup four times. He was consistently a high scorer and many of his recorders were only broken by Wayne Gretzky in the 80s. Howe is also known for his longevity in the sports having played in the league for over 5 decades.

#9 Gordie Howe Patch
Detroit Red Wings Home Jersey with the Gordie Howe #9 Patch
Wings Away Jersey with #9 Patch
Detroit Red Wings Away Jersey with Gordie Howe #9 Patch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hockey Christmas Decorating Ideas: Instagram Edition

The Christmas carols are playing on a loop at the shopping mall, Starbucks holiday red cups are in circulation, and TV ads are already making you anxious about getting your gift shopping right… must be time to dig out the Christmas decorations! We decided to look to Instagram for some decorating tips, so here are some posts to inspire you:

1. Hockey Skate Stockings… hung in the locker room with care.

Time to get those stockings hung.. #HockeyChristmas

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2. Hockey Puck Wreath… signed pucks at that!

#hockey #hockeychristmas #holidays #christmas #gameday #hockeyislife I do love me creative hockey!

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3. Hockey Stick Tree… save a tree!

This will be my Christmas tree one day. #hockeysticks #christmas #hockeychristmas #trees #nomakeup

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4. Candy Kane… who needs candy when you’ve got Patrick Kane?

Of course the Kane decoration dangles better than everything else #HockeyChristmas

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6. Put a Wing On It…

Got the Christmas tree up and watched a big @detroitredwings comeback win!!! #LGRW #GoWings #HockeyChristmas

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7. Star Power…

8. Dress It Up…