The NHL on Monday unveiled a new symbol for the Stanley Cup playoffs and Final that replaces the one particular used for the previous 13 decades.

League officials explained the method of designing the new symbol and word mark commenced additional than two a long time ago, just before the start off of the pandemic. It’s going to debut in earnest when the playoffs begin in early Could.

“This feels like the suitable time to launch the mark and truly establish the mark in the landscape that we’re at present in,” senior style and design director Greg Mueller explained. “With two new (U.S.) broadcast associates and the pleasure about the future Stanley Cup Ultimate and supporters in the structures, this is the time.”

The style and design characteristics a sensible rendering of the Stanley Cup set towards a championship banner. Paul Conway, the league’s vice president of resourceful providers, claimed several different types have been workshopped in advance of selecting on having the trophy straight up, like it sits on the table before it can be introduced.

Mueller mentioned it can be about “celebrating the journey that receives to the second.”


1 font was derived from the Victoria Cougars etching on the trophy from 1925. The other is centered on the sign outside the house the Windsor Resort in Montreal, in which the NHL was fashioned in 1917.

Main manufacturer officer Brian Jennings oversaw the rebranding system. Conway claimed Commissioner Gary Bettman gave his input in advance of the last determination was designed.

“All gamers desire of owning their identify engraved in immortality and it is each and every NHL team’s mission to elevate a championship banner, and we required to visually capture and evoke the majesty of Lord Stanley in a way that both equally respects the heritage and signifies of the future of this wonderful video game,” Jennings said.

The 2022 playoffs are established to be a return to the typical, 16-staff Eastern and Western Convention structure very last utilised in 2019. The postseason was expanded to 24 groups and contested in quarantined bubbles in 2020, and all divisional play was utilized for the very first two rounds in 2021.

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