The 90’s brought several new uniform concepts styles to professional sports. Bright and funky jerseys were designed for expansion teams like the Toronto Raptors, Vancouver Grizzlies, Carolina Panthers, and Jacksonville Jaguars. During the 1996 season, the NHL also debuted the concept of a third alternate jersey for a few teams. The original class included the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Islanders. Three of them have become some of the most sought after and collectable jerseys out there: The Kings “Burger King”, Islanders “Fisherman” and Ducks “Wild Wing” jerseys all lie near the top of collectors lists.
Ken Loh of The Medick Group designed the New England Patriots logo during the early 90’s and was also the man behind the Los Angeles Kings “Burger King” jersey. Loh was also commissioned by the Philadelphia Flyers to design an alternate jersey for the team in 1995-96. Keeping with the unorthodox style, he designed the following jerseys and alternate logo for the hockey club.
The Flyers choose to go another direction and scrapped Loh’s alternate jerseys and logo. The team ended up choosing to wear a black version of their classic sweaters in 1997. Flyers fans and jersey aficionados, what are your thoughts on the unused Philadelphia concepts? Thanks to Ken Loh, The Medick Group and Icethetics for the story!