New York Rangers


1926-27
The Rangers took to the ice in their famous blue sweaters with the word "Rangers" diagonally across the front.


1927-28
The letters and numbers change from white to red.


1928-29
The letters and numbers now have a white outline.


1929-34
The pants change to red with a white stripe.


1934-35
The stripe on the pants disappears.


1935-37
A blue stripe appears along the sides and bottom edges of the pants.


1937-41
The pants stripe is now outlined in white.


1941-42
The font of the wordmark changes.


1942-45
The letters and numbers now have a white dropshadow.


1945-46
The dropshadow disappears from the letters and numbers.


1946-47
For one season, the front of the jersey features the word "Rangers" arched over the player's number. This jersey treatment would not be seen again in the NHL for over 60 years.


1947-48
The front of the jersey reverts back to the word "Rangers" diagonally, and the dropshadow reappears.


1948-49
The letters on the front wordmark shrink slightly.


1949-51
The letters on the front wordmark are now upright.


1951-63
A white jersey is added per an NHL mandate that all teams have two jerseys.


1963-70
Numbers are added to the sleeves.


1970-76
The Rangers become one the first teams to put names on the backs of their jerseys.


1976-77
General Manager John Ferguson makes what many Rangers fans consider a fatal mistake -- he changed the uniforms from their traditional design to a more modern one. After Rangers fans gave it a thumbs-down, Ferguson took the design to the Winnipeg Jets when he became their GM.


1977-78
Thanks to a new rule, names are now added to the road uniforms.


1978-87
The traditional design returns, and the road jersey now has "New York" diagonally across the front.


1987-90
The wordmark on the road jersey goes back to reading "Rangers."


1990-96
The names on the back are now vertically arched.


1996-97
The Rangers add a new alternate jersey with a crest bearing the likeness of the Statue of Liberty. This one is well-received by Rangers fans.


1997-98
The blue jersey goes back to its original striping pattern and now features a tie-down collar -- something that had not been seen in the NHL for two decades.


1998-99
For one season, the Rangers use a white version of the Lady Liberty jersey.


1999-2007
The Rangers return to the navy blue Lady Liberty jersey, and the white jersey now features a tie-down collar.


2007-10
The Rangers carry over their existing jersey design to the new Reebok Edge uniform system. In the latter half of its first season, Rangers management -- always resistant to change -- ordered the edges of the curved tails to be hemmed underneath the jersey to make it appear that the tail is straight.


2010-present
The Rangers introduce a Heritage Jersey as its new alternate. Of note are two things: the inscription on the inside of the collar that reads "Established 1926," and all retired numbers appear in numerical order on the inside of the jersey on the rear below the stripe (not pictured).