5. Nontraditional Away Jersey (1978-1987)
The Rangers once again would switch the way they had their jerseys after going to a more 70s style look during the mid to late 70s. The team would revert back to their classic traditional look.
Their home whites would go back saying “Rangers” diagonally, but the roads they looked a little different, not really what I would consider traditional.
The team decided for their road blues to have “New York” written diagonally. Some teams do this, if you look at other sports, the Yankees road jerseys say “New York” across them, both the Knicks home and away jerseys have “New York” on them as well. Yet, the Rangers always felt the nice traditional “Rangers” would look better.
Yet, the change happened and it lasted for 9 seasons, with the last being the 1986-1987 season, where they reverted back to their current home and road look.
We would see a return to the “New York” jersey after the horrible terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. During their game against the Buffalo Sabres, the team would wear the jerseys and quick auction them off to help benefit the families who lost their love ones during the attacks.
Jerseys Playoff Appearances: 9
Jerseys Stanley Cup Apperances: 1 (Lost to Montreal during the 1978-1979 season)