The Islanders unveiled their new alternate uniform Monday night at an Islanders Business Club event prior to the start of their game against the New York Rangers. The new uniform, which is reminiscent of the ones the Islanders donned in the mid-1970s, is royal blue with white numbers and letters, outlined in orange.
The Islanders will take the ice in the new uniforms for the first time tomorrow against the Montreal Canadiens on "Throwback Night," sponsored by Modell's. Click here
to purchase tickets. The Islanders will wear the new uniform a total of 15 times this season.
The uniform was unveiled to a round of applause from IBC members and their guests.
"It reminds me of the glory days," said Mike Curry of Milro Associates. "I like how it brings back the heritage of the team. It's like you're seeing the guys from the early days."
One thing about the jersey that is different than the original from the 1970s is that the stick—within the Islanders logo—has four lines on it. This is to recognize the Islanders four Stanley Cup championships.
"I think the new jerseys are fantastic," said Bob Nystrom, a member of the original 1972 Islanders squad. "The colors really bring me back to our early teams. I think the fans are really going to buy into the jerseys because anybody who saw the team when we played, will appreciate the original colors. Plus, I like the subtle change they made to add another strip to the stick, signifying the four Cups."
This marks the eighth time since the Islanders entered the league in 1972 that the team has made a significant change to their jersey or complete uniform. The last time the Islanders played in a "Third Jersey" was in 2006-07 when the team donned an orange jersey for a number of home games.
"The jerseys are really nice," said Josh Bailey
, who modeled one at the IBC event. "They're really cool to wear, especially for the young guys because it's a little bit like being part of the team's great tradition."
The Islanders new jersey will go on sale for the first time tomorrow at the Nassau Coliseum. Fans can come to the Coliseum from Noon to 4 pm for a special sales event. Fans who purchase the new jersey at this time may have the opportunity to meet a current or former Islanders player. Everyone who purchases the jersey otomorrow will receive a voucher for two tickets to the Islanders game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, November 3rd. Click here
to purchase tickets to tomorrow's "Throwback Night" when the Islanders will debut their new uniform.Click here
to watch a feature on the new Islanders uniform.Click here
to watch the press conference announcing new uniform
at Monday’s IBC event.