NHL logos are officially coming to an end.
For the first time since 1995, the league has dropped all but the most iconic logos.
The league announced on Tuesday that the league logo will no longer be featured on the front of the NHL jersey, and the logo on the back of the jersey will be replaced with the NHL’s alternate jerseys.
The announcement comes in the wake of the controversial “black” uniforms that were worn by the Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes during the first round of the 2016 NHL Playoffs.
The jerseys have since been replaced with a gray version, which also has the logo replaced.
The new jerseys are expected to be worn in the coming seasons, but not before the 2017-18 season.
The logo has been a trademark since its inception, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement that the logo’s removal “has been a long-standing priority of ours.”
The logo will remain on the jerseys and on all game jerseys for at least the next five years.