Canadiens unveil logo, jersey for new AHL affiliate Laval Rocket

The new Laval Rocket logo, AHL affiliate to the Montreal Canadiens. (Photo courtesy the Montreal Canadiens)

Currently, the Montreal Canadiens‘ AHL affiliate are the St. John’s IceCaps, but starting next season it’ll be much closer in Laval.

On Tuesday, the Laval Rocket unveiled the look of their uniforms and logo, which are in the traditional Habs bleu, blanc et rouge and give a nod to all-time great Maurice Richard.

The sleeves also feature a brand shield and the No. 9, which was worn by Richard. The name “Rocket” was chosen after a fan vote.

Here’s a look at the new uniforms.

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When the team moves to Laval it will play out of the brand new Place Bell, a new 10,000-seat arena.