A photo of David Backe with the Kings has been used to represent NHL goodwill since 2013, when the franchise relocated to Las Vegas.
That image has been part of the team’s jersey for years, with the NHL even naming the Kings “David Backes’ Kings.”
But the photo was removed from the team crest for the 2017-18 season, according to a story by The Hockey News.
The team released a statement saying that they have been unable to find a photo that represents NHL goodwill, and that they would be happy to find one.
They added that they will be updating their website to reflect this.
“This image has long been part and parcel of the NHL.
We want to make sure that it’s part of all of our fans, fans of all leagues, fans from all over the world and, hopefully, all of hockey, as well,” general manager Dean Lombardi said.
“We want to show the world that we’re not afraid to be inclusive.
We are a very inclusive organization and we’ve got a lot of great people who work for us.
So, we want to be as inclusive as possible.”