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 on Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens
on "Throwback Night," sponsored by Modell's. to purchase tickets. The Islanders will wear the new uniform a total of 15 times this season.
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.
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.
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