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Greiss embraces Islanders past by putting fisherman on new mask

New York goalie's helmet also has color scheme team wore in mid-1990s

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Thomas Greiss' new mask takes New York Islanders fans for a trip down memory lane.

The Islanders goalie's new helmet features the Islanders fisherman logo and teal, orange and navy color scheme they wore for two seasons between 1995-97.

Instagram from @thomasgreiss1: New helmet #Yeti #fisherman Thank you @crosseyedairbrushing for always doing an excellent job! My wife says "The fisherman represents hard working, determination, & dedication to provide for his family. The fisherman has early morning, long night, and sometimes tough days at sea 💙🧡"

The Islanders fisherman is one of two primary logos they have worn in their 46-year history. The logo made something of a comeback among the team's most nostalgic fan base, and the Islanders franchise embraced that by sporting warmup jerseys with the fisherman logo before a game against the Florida Panthers on Feb. 3, 2015.

The fisherman specifically was a big hit with Greiss' wife Brittney, but not because of the team's history.

Tweet from @BrittneyGreiss1: So much thought/planning go into each helmet. Thomas & I bounce ideas off each other. For me I love the fisherman!! It represents hard working, determination, & dedication to provide for his family. The fisherman has early morning, long night, and sometimes tough days at sea 💙🧡 pic.twitter.com/PeX1hnwQd0

Greiss' name is also featured on his chin in the old-style wordmark and color scheme. The mask also has his customary Yeti, which is truly horrifying, on the opposite side.

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