Tampa Bay Lightning

The NHL enters the Sunshine State in 1992 with the debut of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who take to the ice in black, blue and silver. Ever wonder about the stripes on the underarm gussets? They're called "victory stripes," and NHL fans found out why in June 2004.

The name and number become italicized.

1995-96, 1999-2001
The names and numbers take a different font, and the name is vertically arched.

For three seasons, the Lightning wear blue alternate jerseys featuring a sublimated design.

With fans complaining that the team's number font is unintelligible, the team changes to a standard block font.

The team uses the occasion of the introduction of the Reebok Edge uniform system to redesign its uniforms.

The Lightning -- err, BOLTS -- introduce a new blue alternate jersey. Note the TAMPA BAY inside the rear tail stripe.

On January 31, 2011, the Lightning held a press conference to introduce their uniforms of the future, beginning with the 2011-12 season. Originally, the uniforms were going to be just blue and white, but by popular demand, the team later added black trim to the numbers and the lightning bolt on the pants (which was not originally part of the redesign). Plus, it announced it was retaining the alternate jersey.

A season late, the shoulder logos on the alternate home jersey are finally updated to the team's current primary logo.

With the team changing their primary home jerseys to blue in 2011, the Lightning changed their alternate jersey to black, keeping the BOLTS diagonal wordmark.

2017-18, 2022-present
The Lightning remove the wordmark from above the crest on the road jerseys when moving over to the Adidas Adizero jersey system. Otherwise, the design remains intact.

The Lightning introduce a new black alternate uniform, with the sleeves, back numbers and socks featuring a pattern inspired by Adidas' Primeknit shoes.

Special Event Uniforms

2021 Reverse Retro
One season after winning their second Stanley Cup, the Lightning throw it back to their first Cup-winning season, with uniforms that swap out the black and blue elements with one another, adding back in the victory stripes at the armpits.

2022 Stadium Series
The Lightning introduce a new version of their diagonal BOLTS uniform for their Stadium Series matchup in 2022.

2022-23 Reverse Retro
The Lightning bring back their storm jerseys, this time with a white base.