A handy list
And now that you can find the full ranking and all the commentary below, here is a handy list for those trying to find where your team and your favore sweater placed in this ranking:
1. New York Islanders Home & Away
3. Philadelphia Flyers Home & Away
5. Montreal Canadiens Home
6. Detroit Red Wings Home & Away
8. Chicago Blackhawks Home & Away
10. New York Rangers Home
11. New Jersey Devils Home & Away
13. Boston Bruins Home & Away
15. Vancouver Canucks Home, Away & Alternate
18. Edmonton Oilers Home & Away
20. Phoenix Coyotes Home & Away
22. Tampa Bay Lightning Home & Away
24. Calgary Flames Alternate
25. Minnesota Wild Away
26. Montreal Canadiens Away
27. Dallas Stars Alternate
28. San Jose Sharks Home & Away
30. Anaheim Ducks Home & Away
32. Pittsburgh Penguins Home & Away
—. Ottawa Senators Home & Away
36. Winnipeg Jets Home & Away
38. Florida Panthers Home & Away
40. Los Angeles Kings Home & Away
42. Columbus Blue Jackets Home & Away
44. Toronto Maple Leafs Home, Away & Alternate
47. Philadelphia Flyers Winter Classic
48. Boston Bruins Alternate
49. New York Rangers Alternate
50. Minnesota Wild Alternate
51. St. Louis Blues Alternate
52. Buffalo Sabres Alternate
53. Nashville Predators Alternate
54. New York Rangers Away & Winter Classic
56. Columbus Blue Jackets Alternate
57. Anaheim Ducks Alternate
58. New Jersey Devils christmas jersey
59. Florida Panthers alternate
60. Colorado Avalanche alternate
61. Minnesota Wild Home
62. San Jose Sharks Alternate
63. Washington Capitals Alternate
64. Edmonton Oilers alternate
65. Carolina Hurricanes Home & Away
67. Buffalo Sabres Home & Away
69. St. Louis Blues Home & Away
71. Nashville Predators Home & Away
73. Washington Capitals Home & Away
75. Colorado Avalanche Home & Away
77. Calgary Flames Home & Away
79. Tampa Bay Lightning alternate
80. Phoenix Coyotes alternate
81. Dallas Stars home & away
83. Carolina Hurricanes alternate
84. Pittsburgh Penguins alternate
85. Calgary Flames Heritage Classic
86. Ottawa Senators alternate
87. New York Islanders alternate
Even without the best logo, the New York Islanders have the best jerseys in the league and deserve #1. I was overjoyed when the Islanders returned to this, original look. The color balance with the two extra thick stripes on the bottom, this is a stunning look and such an improvement over anything else the Islanders have worn since abandoning this look 1995.
The Philadelphia Flyers take #3 in this ranking. A simple and elegant jersey brough back from the past, it is instantly recognizable by showcasing the Flyers iconic logo and their unique orange and black color scheme. The off-color name plates are somewhat unusual, but give them another unique note.
The Montreal Canadies take #5 and with it are the highest placed Original Six team on this list. Their big blue stripe behind the logo is instantly recognizable as the Canadiens, and makes their sweater a unique treat. There is simple no unnecessary baggage on the sweater, as it doesn’t even shoulder patches except for special occasions.
At #6 the Detroit Red Wings show minimalist concerns and stick to their simple Red and White color scheme, which makes their elaborate logo pop a little bit more. Less is more for the Wings and except that the sleeves on both jerseys are the same color, they are pretty much mirrors of each other, and it works very well.
Coming in at #8, the Chicago Blackhawks have sweaters which are widely recognized as some of the best. The red is a bit loud and tends to override the plethora of colors in their logo (though not all are in their color scheme), and the logo itself has been criticized as racist on occasion, but this is just a very, very nice sweater.
The New York Rangers home sweater takes #10, as it is a simply elegant style for the Broad Way Blue Shirts that has stood the stest of time. The Rangers are the only team that is out-and-out allowed to have a wordmark instead of their logo, because that wordmark is evocative of that logo.
The thing about the New Jersey Devils here at #11 is simple: They don’t have an alternate jersey. Sure, they have the christmas tree sweater, but that is a special occasion thing. Other than that they stick to a simple and recognizable formula, which is why their sweaters have looked the same ever since they removed the green in favor of black in 1992. A style that perseveres and an iconic Logo make for a fantastic combination.
Clocking in at #13, the Boston Bruins have a good jersey showing off their black and gold color scheme very well. While the primary logo isn’t very evocative of either the city or the team, it has been in use so long that it has become iconic, even if it has been updated a couple of times. However, I do think the sweater could be improved by losing the gold shoulders though, similar to the Bobby Orr jersey above.
The three Vancouver Canucks jerseys collectively make it to #15 on this list. I would usually give a deduction for having two jerseys with the same primary color, but these are virtually identical so which is better comes down pretty much to taste. They could very much lose the “Vancouver” above the orca logo though. The Blue and Kelly Green color scheme works great and is also unique in the league.