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For the third consecutive year, Islanders players made special trips to the owners of Nassau Coliseum suites for the upcoming season. On Monday afternoon, each player delivered suite tickets—in gift bags filled with Islanders souvenirs—to companies to show the team's appreciation for their support.
Bruno Gervais was greeted at Farrell Fritz law firm in RexCorp Plaza by more than two dozen loyal employees, who took a mid-day respite to meet the Islanders defenseman.
"I enjoy doing this every year," said Gervais. "This is our opportunity to meet some of our biggest supporters in person. When we're at the rink they don't get to meet us and we don't get to meet them. This is our chance to actually talk to people and see who is coming out to our games. This is also an opportunity to turn things around and see where they work."
Gervais spoke with many of the employees as he signed hats and autographed cards. He noted that since he was visiting a law firm, he'll know where to go if he gets in any trouble.
"It's exhilarating to have Bruno here," said Farrell Fritz Marketing Coordinator Kristin Filippi. "It's great to see how humble the players. Meeting him you realize they're people just like everyone else. It's awesome that the Islanders do this."
Meanwhile, east of Gervais in Woodbury was Captain Bill Guerin and Andy Hilbert, who stopped by Sterling & Sterling.
"I think it's really important that we bring the tickets to our sponsors in person," said Guerin. "It's really the least we can do, since they support us so much and are a big reason we all get to play the sport we love."
Below is the list of players and where they delivered tickets.
Rick DiPietro and Jeff Tambellini – Cablevision in Bethpage
Bill Guerin and Andy Hilbert – Sterling & Sterling in Woodbury
Bruno Gervais – Farrell Fritz in Uniondale
Blake Comeau – OSI in Melville
Radek Martinek and Joey MacDonald – Parts Authority in Queens Village
Doug Weight and Freddy Meyer
– North Shore LIJ in Great Neck
Mark Streit and Trent Hunter – Newsday in Melville
Brendan Witt – RE/MAX in Garden City
Richard Park – PHS Group in Syosset
Jon Sim – Professional PT in Garden City
Mike Comrie – Ranieri and Co. in Uniondale
Sean Bergenheim and Kyle Okposo – RexCorp in Uniondale
Mike Sillinger and Frans Nielsen – Tuscan Dairy in Jamaica
Click here to watch IslandersTV video of Rick DiPietro and Jeff Tambellini delivering suite tickets to Cablevision

Click here to watch IslandersTV video of Bill Guerin and Andy Hilbert delivering suite tickets to Sterling & Sterling

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