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1991-92 Season

JERSEY MAKER> CCM
PATCHES> NHL 75th Anniversary

This is the original Sharks uniform. It had the NHL's 75th Anniversary patch, worn by all 22
teams during the 1991-92 season. Although, there was one discrepancy this season due to a manufacturing error. CCM, who made the jerseys, accidently made the grey and teal stripes on the logo thicker than the black one.(The logo is depicted to the right of the home jersey.) These were used rarely and replaced in November of the team's inaugural season.

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1992-93 Season

JERSEY MAKER> CCM
PATCHES> Stanley Cup 100th Anniversary

A year Sharks fans would like to forget. The uniform was basically the same with minor alterations to the lettering and numbers. The lettering is taller and slightly wider than those in the previous year. The arm (or TV) numbers were thicker. In one case the #5 was altered just a bit (which is why Neil Wilkinson's jersey is shown so you can see the difference.) CCM made the jersey, which has the patch commemorating the 100th year of the Stanley Cup. Worn by all 24 NHL teams, the patch was used league wide, except in Winnipeg, where the Jets (now the Phoenix Coyotes) had a local patchmaker make their Stanley Cup Anniversary patches.

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1993-94 Season

JERSEY MAKER> CCM
PATCHES> None

The miracle season jerseys were the same from the previous year. No changes were made except no patch. Although, some jerseys will show that some jerseys were recycled from the year before with jersey material over the commorative Stanley Cup 100th Anniversary patch. Most of these jerseys were for prospects going up and down from the minors.

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1995 Season*

JERSEY MAKER> CCM
PATCHES> None (Some have '95 All-Star Patch)

The jerseys were originally going to have the patch commemorating the 1995 NHL All-Star Game being held in San Jose. But due to the owner's lockout, games were canceled and so was the All-Star game. Game worn jersey collecters may find the jerseys with the patch as a very rare item as the Sharks played the entire year without the patch. Otherwise, the CCM
jerseys were unchanged.

*1995 was used because the NHL never played a game in the 1994 portion of the '94-'95 season due to the lockout.

 

1995-96 Season

JERSEY MAKER> CCM
PATCHES> None

Exactly the same jerseys as the 93-94 and 1995 jerseys. No changes, except for the players who played as the team would go through a number of jerseys in 1995-96. It also marked the last season the Sharks used the large, block lettering on their jerseys.

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1996-97 Season

JERSEY MAKER> CCM
PATCHES> 1997 NHL All-Star Game (aka the Sharkstar)

1996-97 was a year of the veteran in San Jose. With the likes of Bernie Nicholls, Tony Granato, and Al Iafrate to name a few, changes were around the Sharks. '96-'97 also marked the first dramatic change in the Sharks uniform. The names were smaller and thinner than those in previous years. The Sharks were hosting the All-Star Game that season and for half of the year, wore the patch depicted in the image above. This was the last year the Sharks wore this version of the original style.

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1997-98 Season

JERSEY MAKER> Nike
PATCHES> None

1997-98 was the season in which the Sharks began their string of five concecutive playoff appearances. Nike took over as the uniform supplier and there were noticeable changes to to the home and away jerseys. The shoulder yoke, where the secondary logo was placed, was wider and the logo was lowered to near the end of yoke. The stripes were thinner and the bottom stripe of the main portion of the jersey, was higher up. The hockey pants were altered for the first time as the stripes were removed and the secondary fin logo was put on the front portion of the right leg. The socks remained the same, thus making the overall uniform less harmonious. This was the last year the Sharks would wear the original style on the ice.

3RD JERSEY
The third (or alternate) jersey was somewhat similar to the original jerseys the Philadelphia Flyers used when they entered the NHL. The main body of the jersey was a deeper pacific teal than what the Sharks had previously used. The Sharks had success with the jersey on the ice, with an unprecedented winning record with them. And off the ice in sales for the jersey were almost to those when the Sharks logo orignally debuted. The jersey which had a shimmer sheen fabric (which somewhat looked like uncrumbled aluminum foil on the players) on the arms and shoulders to provide more of a futuristic look and flexibility(the second NHL team to do so). The black "fin-shaped" venitlation system made from two versions of mesh allowed players to be more be cooler and comfort when playing. A Y-shaped neckline was used rather than a regular V-neck. This was an update from 1970's jerseys where a Y neck had to tied up by a "shoelace". (Toronto and San Jose were the first to debut the new necks in 1997-98). Rumor was that the neck line was to have a zipper, but was rejected by the NHL for safety reasons. The first two games that the 3rd jersey was used, Nike had made very small names which were not arched and barely visible to fans who were even sitting in the front row. This was changed after the 1998 Olympic Break as the Sharks made arched lettering which was bigger
and had no outline.

NOTE: The 3rd jersey was one of the designs Nike used on the international jerseys for the Olympics. (Example: 1998 Canada, the current Czech Republic) The number style were used by a number of national teams for their 2002 Olympic jerseys.

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1998-99 Season

JERSEY MAKER> Nike
PATCHES> Game ONe '98 Japan (used first two games)

1998-99 marked the debut of the new Sharks uniforms. The Sharks 3rd jersey was now used as the away jersey. Nike developed a new home jersey similar to the away jersey, with some minor alterations. The new home jerseys had the white as a body with a teal shimmer sheen shoulder with shimmering grey and black accenting the arms. The Sharks also were a participant in Game ONe '98 Japan, a 2-game "series" to begin the regular season. The Sharks wore a special patch commerating the event. For game worn collectors, this series of jerseys is very rare and hard to find.

 

1999-2000 Season

JERSEY MAKER> CCM
PATCHES> NHL 2000

CCM returned to make the Sharks jerseys and made some slight changes to the jersey. The shimmer sheen fabric was different and has more of a black shadow on the teal and grey than the Nike's, which the shadows just made the colors look darker (or deeper), not black. On the road jersey, the black portion on the arms was lowered down, along with the arm (or TV) numbers. Also on set 1, the captain's "A" and "C" were accidently positioned in the double mesh. The image above does not depict this. All 28 teams wore the NHL 2000 patch in a color similar to their uniforms. The Sharks were also a part of history that season as they were a part of the first NHL game of the 21st Century vs. Nashville Predators.

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2000-2001 Season

JERSEY MAKER> Home> CCM, Road> Koho
PATCHES> San Jose Sharks 10th Anniversary (Teal on home, Grey on road)
Hockey Fights Cancer (one game on Owen Nolan jersey only)

The Sharks 10th Anniversary marked a few changes to the Sharks jersey. The most noticeable was the shoulder and the arms were now made out of "jersey material" and not shimmer sheen fabric. The 10th anniversary patch was placed right shoulder and two versions were made for home and road. Also in the first two years where long names (i.e. Marchment, Sundstrom, Damphousse) used thinner lettering, every name was made in the same size. As a part for a fundraiser for the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer program, Owen Nolan was a part of 30 specially made jerseys which had a Hockey Figths Cancer patch on it. (One per team.) After the one game use, it was auctioned off on the NHL's website.

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2001-2002 Season

JERSEY MAKER> Home> CCM, Road> Koho, Third> Koho
PATCHES> Hockey Fights Cancer (one game on Owen Nolan jersey only)

No new changes on the Sharks jersey except for the lettering. The lettering is smaller, bolder, thinner, and less geometrical than in previous years. The numbers on the back have thinner outlines. Once again, Owen Nolan was a part of the Hockey Fights Cancer game worn jersey auction as he wore a third jersey with the HFC patch. It was later auctioned off on the NHL's website.

3RD JERSEY
One of the new thirds this season, San Jose uses black as a primary color of the body with teal and white diagonal lines on the arms. The design is mysteriously similar to the template the New York Rangers use for their alternate. The black was used at the request of fans (who hoped that the first 3rd jersey would be black in the original style) and Sharks coach Darryl Sutter. The secondary logo makes its return to the shoulders. Very popular with the players and Coach Sutter. At first, it was very controversial due to the lack of the trademark teal color on the jersey. Some fans said it looked like "a practice jersey with hockey tape on the arms." Once the jersey was on the players, it caught onto the fans and sales for the jersey are very high. One difference though, the names are in the same font size and style to those from 2000-01.

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2002-2003 Season

JERSEY MAKER> Home> CCM, Road> Koho, Third> Koho
PATCHES> Hockey Fights Cancer (one game on Owen Nolan jersey only)

The Sharks returned to the thicker lettering and numerals on the back of the jersey. Although, some late call ups from the minor leagues, some players wore their preseason jerseys from the previous season. Since Owen Nolan was injured at the time, Mike Ricci wore the "C" as part of the Hockey Fights Cancer game worn jersey auction. Ricci wore a third jersey with the HFC patch. It was later auctioned off on the NHL's website.

This was the last season that the home jersey was white, and the dark jersey was teal. An announcement was made in November of 2002 that dark jerseys would become home jerseys while white ones would serve for all road games.

 
 
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