New York Islanders: Best and Worst Jerseys in Franchise History
The Golden Oldies: 1972-1995, 2010-Pres
The New York Islanders made the right decision in 2010 when they brought back the jersey design that won them their four consecutive Stanley Cups in the early 1980s.
The jersey that Mike Bossy wore when he scored 50 goals in 50 games. Only the second player in league history to achieve it at the time.
The jersey that Denis Potvin wore as he cemented his legacy as one of the best defensemen to ever play the game.
This jersey is a testimate to the New York Islanders rich history, and pays homage to the culture that both the team and it’s fan base has built over the past 45-years of its history.
From Bobby Nystrom’s OT goal to win the Isles their first Stanley Cup to John Tavares’ 2OT goal to win the Islanders their first playoff series in 23 years, this jersey has seen it all.
This jersey has been worn in many variations, but my favorite variation has to be when the Isles brought back their original orange numbering in their final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Colisseum.
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These jerseys bring back both a nostalgia factor, as well as the new memories that came with them in the years after 2010, and my hope is that adidas doesn’t change a single thing about them.