Report: Panthers To Undergo ‘Dramatic’ Uniform, Logo Change Next Season

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December 9, 2015

The Florida Panthers, whose uniforms still bear great resemblance to those worn during the days of Rob Niedermayer and John Vanbiesbrouck, will undergo a makeover next season.

A “complete rebrand” is on the horizon for the NHL franchise, a source within the organization told George Richards of the Miami Herald.

Richards reported Wednesday that Florida’s new color scheme “will be similar” to the red, blue and gold the team has worn throughout its existence, but that the jumping cat logo, which debuted with the Panthers in 1993, might not survive the redesign.

“As it has been explained to me,” Richards wrote, “expect a horizontal logo (like the Blackhawks, although perhaps in a circle crest) on a horizontal striped sweater (like the Canadiens). The alternate palm tree/hockey stick logo will likely be lost in the transition.”

Richards later clarified that he was referring to the logo on the Blackhawks’ throwback uniforms.

Teams like the St. Louis Blues, the Columbus Blue Jackets and even the Panthers themselves have used a similar template for alternate sweaters in recent years.

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Florida’s home and road uniforms have gone unchanged since it swapped its blue home jersey for a red one in 2011.

Thumbnail photo via Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Florida Panthers right winger Jaromir Jagr
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