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The Hockey News' ECHL Jersey Rankings

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Just because a league isn’t at the top of the ladder, doesn’t mean it can’t churn out some elite-level jerseys.

The ECHL has expanded its geographical footprint over the years and now has a great collection of sweaters with various influences to go along with it. Since ‘traditional’ teams are few and far between, the ECHL members rely on bold colors and fun mascots – and they’re not afraid to take chances. Thanks to that, our jury had a tough time separating our favorites.

While logos (last year’s competition) are certainly a big part of the hockey jersey, we also considered shoulder patches, striping and piping – so teams gained and lost points based on those factors. You'll also notice both home and away jerseys are used to represent the teams. Simply put, we took the one we liked best out of the two. Third or alternate jersey weren't considered. Click on each thumbnail for a larger picture.

Once you've taken in our top 20, head over to the voting page to select your favorite from our top 10 and help it to move on in the Jersey Tournament that will follow the rankings of each league’s jerseys (find the rankings and tournament schedule on The Hockey News Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central page).

THE HOCKEY NEWS ECHL JERSEY RANKINGS
RK.
LOGO
TEAM
THE SCOOP
1

Florida
Everblades

Awesome logo and colors; teeth on the side seals it
2
Bakersfield
Condors
Original color scheme, nice logo, reps the city on the trim
3
Toledo
Walleye
That baby blue is pretty sweet, plus the arms have fins
4
Gwinnett
Gladiators
Great primary and shoulder logos
5
Stockton
Thunder
Loving the bolts running down the side
6
Reading
Royals
Cool shoulder logos, plus purple and black combo
7
Ontario
Reign
More greatness on shoulders, nice overall package
8
Wheeling
Nailers
Colors and tough logo swayed the jury in a positive way
9
South Carolina
Stingrays
Newer emblem and clean look a definite winner
10

Kalamazoo
Wings

K-Wings bring classic look to the ECHL
11

Charlotte
Checkers

Double-blue and red is a cool combination
12
Las Vegas
Wranglers
Nod to old Vegas on the trim is classy, but numbers in front logo doesn't work
13
Johnstown
Chiefs
Jersey cribbed from Bruins, but logo is all Johnstown
14
Idaho
Steelheads
Win points for trees on flanks, emblem still a little lacking
15
Elmira
Jackals
Nice mascot, even if jersey is a little plain
16
Utah
Grizzlies
Green is very bold; logo in the bear-swiping-at-stick family
17
Alaska
Aces
Another bear-swiping entry
18
Cincinnati
Cyclones
Sweater is cool, though logo detracts a bit
19
Victoria
Salmon Kings
Mascot doesn't translate on a jersey too well
20
Trenton
Devils
Trenton doesn’t even get its own logo; has to wear New Jersey's

Over the next two months, THN.com will leave the voting on the best jerseys up to you, the reader. To vote for your favorite, click HERE (ECHL jersey voting ends at 9 a.m. EST on Aug. 24.). To see ratings from other leagues, visit THN.com's Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central.

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