The New York Islanders announced today that members of the past four decades will return to Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 4 when the team takes on the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m. Ed Westfall, Garry Howatt, Butch Goring, Pierre Turgeon and Shawn Bates will all be recognized, as the team continues to honor the most memorable moments and the players that helped create them. Season ticket holders will receive an invitation for a two-hour meet and greet from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on game day.
Do not miss any of the other Islanders second-half promotions, including the two nights honoring Bryan Trottier (Friday, Jan. 16 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins) and Mike Bossy (Thursday, Jan. 29 vs. Boston Bruins). Fans can still purchase the exclusive “Tradition on Ice” Ticket Package for these nights and leave with a mini-locker souvenir.
Pat LaFontaine, who accumulated 566 points in 530 games with the Islanders, will return to the Coliseum on Tuesday, March 24 vs. the Minnesota Wild for one last salute to the Long Island fans.
The team will wear their classic “Fisherman” jerseys for warmups on Tuesday, Feb. 3 when they take on the Florida Panthers. Fans who wear their “Fisherman” jersey will have the ability to purchase specially priced $25 upper level seats at the box office on game day (subject to availability). The final regular season game at Nassau Coliseum is set for Saturday, Apr. 11 when the Islanders faceoff against division rivals, the Columbus Blue Jackets. The players will wear jerseys from the inaugural 1972 season with orange numbers and no nameplates. Fans have the opportunity to bid on both the Fisherman and inaugural jerseys in advance of each game, with the proceeds benefiting the Islanders Children’s Foundation. Bidding on the Fisherman jersey is currently taking place on newyorkislanders.com.
Current team favorites Kyle Okposo (Saturday, Feb. 14 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets), Matt Martin (Saturday, Feb. 28 vs. Carolina Hurricanes) and John Tavares (Sunday, March 29 vs. Detroit Red Wings) will have bobblehead nights. Fans must purchase a “Tradition on Ice” ticket for the particular game to receive the bobblehead.
It is not too late to lock-in playoff rights and guaranteed seats for two of the four marquee dates (three Rangers games and the final regular season home game)*. The “Rock the Barn” plan is your ticket to these benefits. For information on all these great offerings, contact a sales representative at 1-800-882-ISLES extension 1.