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New York Islanders: Ranking Every Single Home Jerseys

29 Oct 1997: Zigmund Palffy #16 of the New York Islanders in action during a game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Molson Center in Montreal, Canada. The Islanders defeated the Canadiens 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport
29 Oct 1997: Zigmund Palffy #16 of the New York Islanders in action during a game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Molson Center in Montreal, Canada. The Islanders defeated the Canadiens 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport /
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24 Nov 1995: New York Islanders players look on during a game against the Buffalo Sabres at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. /

#12: The Fisherman – 1995-1997

In one of the worst decisions in franchise history, the New York Islanders moved away from their trademark crest logo with Long Island to replace it with a logo that highly resembled Gordon the Fisherman.

Along with changing the logo, the Isles also completely changed their jersey, adding teal and gray to the color scheme, changing their royal blue to navy blue, and making the straight stripes on the jersey waves.

To match the wave design of the stripes, the numbers and names were distorted, instead of being straight.

This huge change was not received well by Islanders fans and the fisherman logo would be rotated with the original logo the next year and then be fully terminated in the 1997-98 season.

Considering how much the fans disliked this jersey and how short the jersey lasted, this Islanders home jersey is easily the worst in team history.

#11: Back to the Original Logo – 1996-1998

After just one season of experimenting with a new logo, the Isles made a smart decision to go back to their original logo.

However, this was not full-time for the first season with this jersey, as the original logo was rotated with the fisherman logo for the 1996-97 season.

The only thing different about this jersey than the previous jersey is the logo, the teal and gray stayed, and the waves and the distorted font stayed.

Because there was no real change in this jersey besides the logo and how short of a life this jersey had, it ranks as the second-worst jersey in Islanders history.

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