Defunct Teams

Detroit Vipers Tee

Throwback Champions


Regular price $25.00
Detroit Vipers Tee
Detroit Vipers Tee
This Throwback Champions shirt is made on 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester). All Throwback Champions tee's are made of high quality, durable, lightweight inks for all t-shirt prints that enhance the bold colors of each design.

The Vipers were originally the Salt Lake Golden Eagles. In 1994, the franchise was purchased by Palace Sports and Entertainment (owners of the Detroit Pistons and The Palace of Auburn Hills) and relocated for the 1994–95 season. A sponsorship deal with the Chrysler Corporation led to the naming of the team after their Dodge Viper, although the team's logo primarily featured a common Viperidae (a venomous snake). The Vipers played from 1994-2001.

During the 1994 NHL lockout, On December 1, the Vipers took on the Ninety-Nines, an all-star team of locked-out NHL players led by Wayne Gretzky. The Vipers won, 4–3, with future NHL star Miroslav Satan scoring the winning goal for Detroit.

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