After taking the tilt out of the letters and removing the drop shadow temporarily in 1945, the lettering changed to being arched over the player's number for one season in 1946-47 before a return to the diagonal and drop shadowed look in 1947-48. Finally, in 1949-50, the look we're so familiar with today arrived as the upward tilt to the letters was removed when the letters were made level. Two seasons later the Rangers would wear a white jersey to go with the blue one for the first time, making them the last team to adopt separate home and away jerseys.
The blue jerseys would retain the same look until a two year switch to a new, modern look with the team shield as the main crest. When the team returned to it's original appearance in 1978, the blue road sweaters were crested "New York" until changing back to it's original "Rangers" in 1987, a look that has remained unchanged since.
Extra bonus jersey: Today's extra bonus jersey is a 1950-51 NHL All-Star Game Doug Bentley jersey. The original NHL All-Star games were a sporadic series of four benefit games for injured players or families of recently deceased players.
The first official NHL All-Star game occurred in 1947, with the format being that the defending Stanley Cup champions would play a team of all-stars made up from the other five of the Original 6 teams, with the game played just prior to the start of the regular season. This format would remain the same through 1968. Having moved the game to mid-season in 1966-67 and with the expansion from 6 teams to 12 necessitated a change to an East vs. West format for the first time in 1968-69.
For the first game in 1947, the players wore red jerseys and those continued to be used through the 1954 contest before a change to a white version of the same style through 1959. Both the red and white jerseys returned for the 1992 All-Star Game as throwback jerseys in celebration of the league's 75th anniversary season.
Doug Bentley would appear in the first NHL All-Star Game in 1947 and then play in the next four games through 1951 for a total of five All-Star appearances.
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