#6: Brooklyn Alternates
Trying to replicate the Brooklyn Nets color scheme since moving to Brooklyn, the New York Islanders decided to make an alternate jersey that was just black and white.
Right away I absolutely hated these jerseys. I hated that the jerseys didn’t incorporate the Islanders royal blue, orange, and white color scheme.
This jersey was so boring – it was mostly black with four thin, white stripes on each sleeve to honor the four Stanley Cups, a white color, and a white edge to the bottom of the jersey.
Additionally, the numbers on and name were just white with no outline and the logo was the one from the Stadium Series jersey, but without the chrome effect… BORING!!
Considering everything said above and the fact these jerseys only lasted two seasons (2015 to 2017), it’s clear why these jerseys are ranked at #6 on my list.
#5: Black and Gray
In 2011, before the Brooklyn jerseys, the Isles also experimented with a black jersey.
I think this jersey isn’t as bad as the Brooklyn jersey because it at least mixed in the colors of the Islanders.
The overall jersey was black with gray shoulders with an orange outline around the shoulders, royal blue triangles with an orange outline and a gray outline on the sides under the arms and at the end of the sleeves.
The collar was royal blue with a thin orange stripe. The name and numbers were orange with white and royal blue outlines.
The downfall to this jersey, besides it being black, was that the main logo was moved to the shoulder as the shoulder patch and “ISLANDERS” was spelled out across the chest instead of a normal logo. Additionally, numbers were placed on the stomach.
Overall, this jersey was weird and interesting but it wasn’t the worst. Taking this all in and adding the fact that the jersey only lasted from 2011 to 2014, this jersey definitely belongs at #5.