Calgary Flames Jersey History
In 1980 the Flames would rise from Atlanta and move north to Calgary.
Minor changes were made to the jersey but with a new "Flaming C" logo. The colour of the logo changed depending on which jersey was being worn; on the road jersey the logo was red, and the home jersey logo was white. The Flames grew attached to these jerseys and they’ve remained basically the same for 15 seasons.
But in 1995, the franchise would revamp the uniforms completely. Black was added as a team colour and the bottom of the jersey was given a more modern styling with a striping pattern, with three different thickness’ and coloured stripes. That pattern also appeared diagonally from the bottom left to the middle of the jersey, creating the illusion that the stripes are holding the logo up. On the top of the sleeve and across the shoulder yoke is a solid white band. On top of the sleeve at the wrist, were a double stripe pattern and a solid colour panel at the end of the sleeve.
In 1998, the team introduced an alternate jersey. The third jersey uses black as the primary colour. There is a unique stripping pattern on the jersey that creates a “V” shape. Below the stripes at the base of both the torso and sleeves are red panels. The unique addition is the horse head logo, which was a tribute to the Western elements of Calgary and the year of the Cowboy. The main feature of the logo is fire breathing out from its nostrils. The shoulder patch was the primary “Flaming C” logo.
In 2000, the team introduced the black alternate jersey as the new home jersey as well as a new road jersey. The road jersey’s style is based on the home jersey. The two main differences for the road jersey are; the maintaining of the original “Flaming C” logo; and the use of white as the main background colour. The shoulder patches were the “Flaming Horse Head” logo.
In 2003 the Flames went back to three jerseys. The black jersey returned to an alternate uniform and a new home jersey was introduced. The new home jersey is a mirror of the road jersey using dark red as the primary colour and black on the panels below the striping. These would be the jerseys that the Flames would wear during the resurgence of the franchise in their 2004 Stanley Cup finals run. At the end of the 2005-06 season the team dropped the black alternate jersey.
In 2007, with the introduction of the Reebok’s Edge jersey, the team launched new uniforms. The new jersey’s feature is a triple band striping on the bottom of the torso’s side and on the sleeves at the wrist area. On the bottom of the torso is a double stripe running between the side panels. The colour styles remained the same for both jerseys. The Canadian flag was added to the shoulder as well (over the left shoulder) and the Alberta provincial flag (over the right shoulder).
In 2009, the team introduced new alternate vintage jerseys. The jersey is a throwback to the jersey worn in the 1980’s and early 90’s. The jersey features a triple yellow and white stripe at the elbow and across the bottom of the torso. The “Flaming C” is back were it should be on the front
All Time Esteemed Flames
• # 2 Allan Macinnis 1981-94
• # 3 Dion Phaneuf 2003-Current
• # 4 Jay Bouwmeester 2009-Current
• # 9 Lanny McDonald 1981-1989*
• # 10 Gary Robets1986-1996
• # 14 Theoren Fleury 1988-99
• # 17 Rene Bourque 2008-Current
• # 12 Jerome Iginla 1995-Current
• # 21 Olli Jokinen 2009-Current
• # 24 Jim Piplinski 1980-95
• # 25 Joe Nieuwendyk 1986-95
• # 28 Robyn Regehr 1999-Current
• # 29 Joel Otto 1984-1995
• # 30 Mike Vernon 1982-94, 00-02*
• # 34 Mikka Kiprusoff 2003-Current
* Denotes retired number.
Recent Top Draft Pick(s)
• 2009 - Tim Erixon
• 2008 – Greg Nemisz
• 2007 - Mikeal Backlund
• Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL)
• Utah Grizzlies of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL)