It’ll be the Canucks 50th anniversary in 2019-20 and, to celebrate, the organization allowed fans to decide which jersey they should introduce as a throwback to be worn on select nights. They had three options — the Halloween V jersey, the flying skate, and the early 2000s Orca jersey — to choose from. The flying skate won the vote handily.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) August 13, 2018
The Canucks have some of the most interesting jersey and logo history in the NHL. They’ve undergone some massive aesthetic changes during their 48 seasons in the league, beginning with the very basic green, white, and blue stick jerseys, then pivoting to an extremely different Halloween-style orange, yellow, and black jersey with a massive V down the middle. They then ditched the V for the flying skate but kept the unique colour pattern before making another huge shift in the 90s to a dark blue, purple, and silver jersey with an orca for the logo. Then, in the mid-2000s, the Canucks brought back their original colour scheme and maintained the orca logo, blending new and old together.
Unfortunately, the wildly unique orange and black look got completely left behind. The stick jersey made its return as the team’s alternate jersey for a little while, but the Canucks haven’t rocked the Halloween look since the mid-90s.
70 percent of people voted for the flying skate jersey to return. The numbers don’t lie. It’s a damn nice jersey.