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Jets Uniform History

Here is a detailed look at the uniforms worn by the Jets:

This is the first-ever Jets uniform and it was only used for the 1972-73 season. The home jersey, predominantly white, had blue on the shoulders, blue and red striping on the sleeves and the bottom and blue numbers with red trim. The nameplate was red with white lettering. The road jersey, almost entirely blue, featured white and red striping on the sleeves and bottom and red numbers with white trim. The nameplate was entirely white with red lettering. This was also the only Jets uniform to have the original Jets logo on it.
Starting in 1973-74 and through the 1978-79 season, the Jets' last in the WHA, they used a similar uniform, but using the new logo, as shown. Aside from the logo, the only differences were the nameplate and the numbers. The home uniform had a white nameplate with blue lettering, while the road uniform was blue with white lettering. The numbers were in a block style and slightly thicker.
Late in the 1975-76 season, the Jets wore a patch on both shoulders on both the home and uniform for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. The patch was white with red lettering.
The Jets made a small variation in the road uniform for the 1977-78 season. The shoulders were white, to offset the “all blue“ look that past uniforms had.
One year later, they changed the color of the airplane in the logo from blue to red, a change that would last only one season, as well as making the numbers slightly thinner.
Starting with the 1979-80 season, the Jets' first in the NHL, they made their first radical change to the uniform, as implemented by John Ferguson. The color scheme remained the same, but the uniforms now had the look that Ferguson imposed on the New York Rangers when he was their GM. The logo remained the same, but on the home uniforms, an all blue stripe in red trim went from the shoulder to the bottom of the sleeve, with the number inside of the wide blue stripe. Similarly, on the bottom, a wide blue stripe covered the bottom, with a narrower red stripe separating the blue from the white. The road uniform was nearly identical, except for the colors. The all blue uniform featured a wide white stripe from shoulder to sleeve and the number inside the white stripe, which was trimmed in red. The bottom featured a wide white stripe, again trimmed in red. The numbers on the home uniform, as was the case previously, were blue with red trim, but the shoulder numbers were white with red trim. On the road uniforms, the numbers were white with red trim and the shoulder numbers were blue with red trim. The background in the logo was changed to white with the “Jets” lettering in blue.
To commemorate their tenth season, the Jets wore a “Celebrating Ten Seasons” shoulder patch throughout the 1981-82 season. The patch featured a Jets logo with a red border which stated “Celebrating Ten Seasons,” and “1972 1982” was inside the logo on the patch.
Starting with the 1987-88 season, the Jets added a “Goals For Kids” shoulder patch to promote the Jets' official charity. The patch itself was changed in 1990-91 with the radical uniform change, but it remained and was carried with the team to Arizona.
Between 1979-80 and 1989-90, the lettering on the nameplate changed from a thinner, more upright style to a thicker but smaller font.
The Jets made their third and final radical uniform change starting with the 1990-91 season. The color scheme again remained constant, but the logo had been redesigned. The home uniform now had blue and red striping along the bottom and sleeves and solid blue numbers. The road uniforms had white and red striping with solid white numbers. The color of the logo remained constant between both the home and road uniform.
The 1991-92 season saw the Jets, along with all other NHL teams, wear a patch commemorating the 75th anniversary of the NHL, which appeared on their right hand side. For the 1992-93 season, the Jets and all other NHL teams wore a patch commemorating the Stanley Cup's anniversary, which appeared on their right hand side. In the final games of the 1995-96 season, the Jets wore a “Cherished Memories” patch on their left hand side, offset from the main logo.