The New York Islanders announced today the promotional schedule for the first half of the season. The organization plans to honor the storied franchise history while at the same time, embrace the current talent, led by team captain John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and newly acquired goalie, Jaroslav Halak.
The theme for the Islanders’ 2014-15 season is “We Play for You,” which is an acknowledgment to the most loyal fan base in the National Hockey League that has made so many incredible moments inside of Nassau Coliseum unforgettable.
The final season opens at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 11 against the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. Players will wear commemorative patches on their jerseys all season. Fans will have the ability to purchase merchandise that honors the history of Nassau Coliseum.
As we celebrate our final season at Nassau Coliseum, we will honor the team’s storied history while at the same time showcase the current stars. Throughout the first half, several Islanders Hall of Fame alumni whose numbers have been retired, will return to the building that saw them lift the Stanley Cup to the rafters.
We’re excited to welcome back Billy Smith, Bob Nystrom and Clark Gillies for nights dedicated to each of them. On those nights, a specially made mini locker stall commemorating each player will be included in a special ticket package. Season ticket holders are guaranteed to receive all giveaways. Tickets for these dates will become available to the general public on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
|Special Event Dates |
Billy Smith Mini Locker Night
|Saturday nov. 22 ||7:00 pm |
Bob Nystrom Mini Locker Day
|saturday dec. 6 ||1:00 pm |
Clark Gillies Mini Locker Night
|Saturday Dec. 13 ||7:00 pm |
There’s More to Come in the Second Half!
We have more special events happening this season, including a night honoring Mr. 50 in 50, Mike Bossy. And special giveaways, recognizing several current Islanders stars, including John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and Matt Martin. Stay tuned for second half events as the season moves along.