Arizona Coyotes announce return of classic jersey and logo

The team’s Kachina uniforms make their official return for the 2021/22 season

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Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun models the new jersey.

After a lengthy hiatus, a fan-favorite look is back at Gila River Arena.

The Kachina logo was the Arizona Coyotes’ original logo and jersey set when they moved to the Valley from Winnipeg, where they played between 1979 until 1996. 

The Coyotes sported these classic white and black jerseys from their arrival in Phoenix in 1996 through the 2002/03 season, when the coyote head logo became a mainstay. From the Keith Tkachuk and Jeremy Roenick era, to Shane Doan and even goaltender Mike Smith, the Coyotes were always affiliated with, in one way or another, the crescent moon on the shoulder and the Kachina logo on the front of the jersey.

The Coyotes brought back the black Kachina as an alternate jersey in 2019, and their primary home jersey for the 2020 campaign, which only led to fans calling for the return of the white away Kachinas.

After releasing a teaser via Twitter on Sunday night, showing team mascot Howler knocking a bottle of bleach in the washing machine with his black Kachina in it, the Coyotes opened Monday with a bang, when they announced that the away Kachina uniforms would be coming back for the 2021/22 campaign.

The Cyotes made sure to note that the Kachina’s resurgence was built with the fans in mind.

Coyotes President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez said in a release that the organization drew inspiration for the rebrand from their “incredibly loyal, and passionate fans.”

He further stated that the hockey club is “extremely excited to launch our rebrand that is focused on our vision to become a long-term winning team in Arizona.”

The jerseys will debut on the road in Columbus on Oct. 14, and will be worn again in the regular season home opener four days later against the St. Louis Blues.