New York Islanders: Ranking Every Single Home Jerseys
#8: NHL Makes Dark Jerseys Home – 2003-2007
In 2003, the NHL decided that dark jerseys should be worn by the home team and the away team should wear white jerseys. As a result, the Islanders had to start wearing their, at the time, navy blue jerseys at home and their white jerseys on the road.
These navy blue jerseys consisted of a white stripe on top of and attached to an orange stripe at the bottom of the jerseys and in the middle of the sleeves.
The numbers were white with an inner navy blue outline and an outer orange outline. The numbers were located on the back and upper sleeve. The names were white.
I’m a fan of the dark jerseys being the home jerseys so I’m ranking these a spot higher than the white jerseys of the same time period that were previously the home jerseys.
#7: Blue Outline of Crest Is Removed – 1976-1977
This is the only jersey besides the 2010-2017 white jersey in which the blue outline to the Islanders crest was absent.
Besides that minor change, this jersey was pretty much the exact same as its predecessor.
The jersey looked just like the white jerseys from 2010-2017, except it didn’t have names on the back, just numbers.
Personally, I am not a fan of the lack of blue outline to the logo on the white jersey. but I am a fan of the original design for the white jersey.
However, I prefer player jerseys to have names on the back to make knowing what player is on the ice, scored, or has the puck easier.
Therefore, these jerseys are being put at #7 on this list.