Charlotte Checkers Logo

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The minor-league ice hockey club Charlotte Checkers is the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s club Carolina Hurricanes. The Checkers were established in 1990 under the name of Capital District Islanders and were renamed the Albany River Rats upon moving to Albany, New York.

Meaning and history

Charlotte Checkers Logo history

1993 – 2002

Charlotte Checkers Logo 1993
The very first logo of Charlotte Checkers was created in 1993 and stayed with the team for almost ten years. It was a bright playful badge with a caricature of a polar bear as the main element. The animal a hockey helmet and the club’s uniform was placed on a circular background with a blue and black checkered pattern. The bold black lettering in classic sans-serif typeface was written around the perimeter of the badge.

2002 – 2007

Charlotte Checkers Logo 2002
The redesign of 2002 Modernized and simplified the badge of Charlotte Checkers. The bear now looked more dangerous and was placed on a solid red circle in a black outline. The orange color was removed from the uniform, which now turned blue and white. As for the inscription, it moved to the bottom part of the logo, with the “Charlotte” in swore slanted sans-serif letters “sitting” on a gray and black banner with a fancy custom “Checkers” wordmark.

2007 – 2010

Charlotte Checkers Logo 2007

Having relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2007, the team adopted the current name and the logo depicting a bear. The original color scheme included blue, white, and red.

2010 – Today

Charlotte Checkers logo

In 2010, the Charlotte Checkers logo was updated, and, as a result, blue was replaced by black.


The bear itself is white with silver elements and a black neck. The sky is bright red, the same color as the text “Charlotte.” The lettering “Checkers” is given in white, while the skyline is black.