Game of Thrones-Style Sigils for Every NHL Team


RMNB resident illustrator Rachel Cohen is a very talented, very busy little bee. Inspired by Game of the Thrones, which has totally gone off the rails btw, Rachel has crafted medieval sigils for all thirty NHL teams.

Black bear on a field of gold? That’s house Boston. Winged leaf on a field of blue? That’s house Winnipeg, who were exiled from their ancestral home in Atlanta just like the Manderlys.

All 30 below the jump. Bravo, Rachel. Go read her tumblr, which is full of feels.

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  • CapsCast

    Well done! Hockey + Game of Thrones = Awesome!

  • Caps be all like House Connington: Expecting the rise of Aegon and shit, but really we all have greyscale… oh yeah… and spoiler alert.

  • P.S. Freaking incredible.

  • Bonnie

    This is awesome!!!

  • HMA8

    Where can I buy a t-shirt??

  • Smiley456

    Good catch with the three stars for DC.

  • Rob W.

    Look at that dumb little penguin

  • The Mole

    The Canes and Hawks are both excessively clever. I love it. Now we just need words for each house. I’ll start with Pittsburgh: “Take The Fall. Act Hurt. Get Indignant.”

  • Hockey Mom

    The ones I couldn’t figure out based on the pics on the flag were the Red Wings and the Hurricanes.

    These are cool, I’ve never seen the show, but it seems like EVERYONE is referencing it, so maybe it’s time to look into it!

  • Spoiler alert: I’m sad.
    Also, I checked!

  • Peteo

    If I could give this 10 million up votes, I would. Well done!!!!

  • DCSportsDork

    Well done Rachel!!! Awesome stuff.

  • Ryan Odell

    These are absolutely awesome

  • Graham Dumas

    The one for Detroit is awesome. Ours is looking very Austro-Hungarian…

  • /houseruled

  • The Panthers one is by far the best.

  • The Caps one is the best!!!

  • Clifton B


  • Shaun Phillips

    While I do like Rachel’s better, this has been done before. Rachel, thank you for using an octopus for the wings instead of a squid. 🙂

  • Shaun Phillips

    Btw, when you first load the comments, before Disqus gets the formatting, the deleted comments still show up (can screen cap it).

  • Jesse Morgan

    #1 post on /r/hockey way to go!

  • Except that was someone else’s post.

    EDIT: Oh wait, now it’s Rachel’s tumblr. Awesome.

  • That one was done with a generator.

  • 70Caps

    Should do a rat for Florida.

  • Shaun Phillips

    Ahh. Another reason to like Rachel’s more. 🙂 I do like some of the slogans on the other one (Winnipeg’s especially).

  • Shaun Phillips

    Highly recommend reading the books and watching the show. They’re both excellent in their own right (despite the show deviating from the books).

  • Andrew Sager

    Is it just me or does the Caps one look something like the Reichsadler? :/

  • Bummed_Oilers_fan

    And of course the Oilers one is the worst. As they deserve.

  • Isobel Moody

    Red Wings are the octopus. Though having determined the Hurricanes through sheer process of elimination, I admit I don’t get it

  • Taz

    These are brilliant. I love medieval history, and seeing it swirled with hockey is just simply decadent! I would definitely buy the poster and/or t-shirt. Great job, Rachel.

  • roarfox

    The ‘Canes shield is based upon the “storm warning flag” waist pattern on their original jerseys. See below:

  • mucha563

    I believe that the NHL needs to hire her, because I like these designs more than the logos actually used by the teams.

  • Dan

    The Caps one will also make an EXCELLENT tattoo!

  • Eugene Chernov

    Pinguin should be flayed…

  • Rhino40

    14. While GoT and True Blood references are permitted, spoilers are not…

  • Rhino40

    Full of Epic Win, Rachel…
    Funny how the one for the rangers indicates that they are…well…bastards

  • Rhino40

    Accipere debent. Simulare fraudem. Ut indignans.

  • Rhino40

    The motto for the Caps could read:

    Exaudi, Domine Deus, quid oderunt hoc quadrigis??

    For the Bruins or Flyers I would use:

    Thuggo, Thuggas, Thuggere

  • Rhino40

    With a baton sinister or bordure wavy to indicate the fact that they are…well…bastards. This could also be accomplished by reversing the image of the Rangers’ sigil.

  • Camerman

    These are all in order left to right but the rows are not in order top to bottom… It would go 3,4,1,2,5 for it to be alphabetical… weird