In the Islanders final season at Nassau Coliseum, the team has honored Hall of Fame players, as well as historic moments that fans will never forget.
On Feb. 3, the Islanders went back into the past another way, as they took the ice for warm-ups in a modernized version of the classic “Fisherman” logo the team wore from 1995-97.
The Islanders may not have seen the same success in the teal, silver, orange and blue as they’ve seen in the classic colors and crest, but it is a part of the team’s history and is being celebrated. It speaks to a different generation of fans that were born following the conclusion of one of sports’ greatest dynasties.
NewYorkIslanders.com sat down with a few of the current players and asked their memories of the “Fisherman.”
"I was a mini-stick collector when I was a kid so I bought an Islanders fisherman logo stick. I also remember it being on a number of NHL video games and thought it was a pretty cool logo at the time."
"That jersey reminds me of Ziggy Palffy and he was a guy that just knew how to get points. I talked to [fellow Slovakian] Lubomir Visnovsky about him and he could be so dynamic on any night and that’s how he was with the Isles."
Ed. Note: In 331 games with the Islanders, Palffy tallied 331 points and scored a career high 90 during the second and final season of the “Fisherman.”
"I personally liked them. ‘Ugly’ jerseys are the coolest thing to wear nowadays. There are some third jerseys that might not be the prettiest thing, but they look awesome on the ice. I think it’s something some people love and some people hate, and I like them."
"I would have been young at the time, but I definitely remember them wearing it. I always kind of liked it. It might not have the history of our current jerseys, but I think it’s nice to mix it up a bit."