San Jose Sharks is an American hockey team from California. They were established later than most iconic clubs in America – in the period when NHL started issuing franchises to Southern states. In the League, they usually occupy one of the lower echelons, which is indicative of their moderate historic success.

Who owns San Jose Sharks? The team is owned by Sharks Sports & Entertainment. In turn, Hasso Plattner is the owner of that company.

History Logo

San Jose Sharks Logo history

The team was established in 1991 in San Jose, California. The name was chosen because the Pacific Ocean (which borders California) is famously full of sharks. It’s funny because San Jose doesn’t even have a coast, but there’s likely a deeper connection between hockey, ice and water.

1991 – 1998

San Jose Sharks Logo 1991

The original logo displayed a black shark biting through a hockey stick. As a result, the stick (colored pale brown) is snapped in two. The entire imagery is put onto a white downward triangle framed in black.

1998 – 2007

San Jose Sharks Logo 1998

By 1998, they decided to increase the saturation of brown in the hockey stick, and that’s all they did here.

2007 – 2008

San Jose Sharks Logo 2007

In 2007, they slightly repositioned both the shark and the hockey stick, increasing their detail in the process. Chiefly, they also got rid of the white lines all over the creature, painted its eyes orange and the top of its head turquoise. And lastly, the top side of the triangle also bent inwards just a bit.

2008 – today

San Jose Sharks Logo

Nothing changed substantially, besides the turquoise parts, which became lighter in contrast.

Helmet History

San Jose Sharks Logo Helmet

The helmet design was usually taken from the logo appearance. For instance, they initially were variations of black and white. Then, the shark was updated and the home designs became generally turquoise with some black elements (opposite for the away uniforms). They also love to paint shark snouts onto their helmets – in the sense that the face area is an open mouth.

Uniform History

San Jose Sharks Uniform

The uniform designs are very similar to the helmets. Formerly, they were mostly black with some turquoise and white (the original logotypes had some turquoise lining along the edges). Later, the roles reversed – the home uniforms became dominantly turquoise, while the away colors shifted to black.

San Jose Sharks Colors

HEX COLOR: #006D75;
RGB: (0, 109, 117)
CMYK: (100, 9, 29, 47)


RGB: (234, 114, 0)
CMYK: (0, 66, 100, 0)


HEX COLOR: #000000;
RGB: (0, 0, 0)
HSB: (28, 100, 0)
CMYK: (75, 68, 67, 90)


RGB: (255, 255, 255)
HSB: (42, 0, 100)
CMYK: (0, 0, 0, 0)