The fans have spoken.
After racking up nearly six million votes from Nov. 28 to Dec. 31, the Blackhawks were selected as having the greatest uniform in league history, according to a recent NHL.com poll.
The sweater was originally designed in 1956 by Dorothy Ivan, who was the wife of then-team president and general manager Tommy Ivan, but there was a slight update made for the 1959-60 season and it has since remained the same for the most part. Here's a photo gallery of the jersey over the years.
“If you line up NHL jerseys, the Blackhawks stand out," Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito said. "I don’t know why, the color maybe? The big Native American head? It’s clear, it’s precise, it’s not helter-skelter. Maybe that’s what I like, the clarity of it. The red (home) jersey is so bright, and I think that’s what makes it stand out."
Said current Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews: "I think everyone always has viewed the logo as a classic logo that's timeless, almost, and obviously that has a lot to do with the history and tradition of an Original Six franchise. It's special for me to play in a city like Chicago, where there's that history of great players and teams that have won Stanley Cups and then you add the fact that they have that traditional look on the ice and you kind of get that excitement every time you wear the jersey."
The Hartford Whalers (1979-92) finished second in the voting, followed by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks (1993-2006). The Quebec Nordiques (1979-95) and Minnesota North Stars (1978-81) rounded out the top 5.
Check out the full Top 25 list here.