TXHT Jersey Share – The Black Skate Returns

With there no hockey to be played for the foreseeable future the TXHT Jersey Share series has returned for this week to look at some more amazing, and not great, jerseys from the NHL. Today we take a look at the Vancouver Canucks Black Skate jersey that they brought back for the 2019-20 season to celebrate their 50th anniversary.




Back in 1978 the Canucks would introduce the Skate logo, however, it would not don the center crest of the jersey until 1985 for the 85/86 season. When they did the jersey would feature larger and thicker red and yellow piping on the sleeves and bottom of the jersey. Plus on the shoulders they would feature the red and yellow “V” that would originally don the front of the jersey from 1978 to 1985. Then in 1989 the Canucks would alter their jerseys to what we would see throughout the 1990’s until they changed them with the arrival of Mark Messier.




This Canucks jersey was always popular amongst the fans in Vancouver, and during the 2018-19 season when the Canucks held a vote for which jersey to bring back for their 50th anniversary the “Black Skate” was unanimously voted by the fans, and made it’s return this season, and as a plea to the Canucks, please bring it back permanently. It’s so beautiful.


Got a hockey jersey in your collection you’d like to share? Let us know, and we can add it to our TXHT Jersey Share series.

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