20 Most Creative and Original Team Nicknames in Minor Pro Hockey History

August 4th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
Much like the aspiring NHL players who represent their emblem, there is a massive spread of minor league hockey teams whose nicknames are rightly forgotten or not forgotten despite everyone’s best effort.

But then there are those who are of genuine legend, those who seize attention without cutting corners and without taking on a messy moniker that is suited only for fantasy leagues. Those are the ones that skate an extra lap to improve upon an obvious or somewhat clichéd choice.

There are those who craftily customize a nickname in accordance with the franchise’s locality. There are those who ought to induce a few head-in-hands episodes among the teams that went with an egregiously gimmicky nickname.

If the select few minor league teams that stand out with their positively attention-grabbing nicknames were a team of their own, the following 20 would constitute the active roster.

Taxi squad: Albany River Rats (AHL), El Paso Buzzards (WPHL/CHL), Tallahassee Tiger Sharks (ECHL).

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