The New York Islanders are approaching their 50th anniversary and fans could see something special for it. A new third jersey would be a great way for the organization to celebrate their time in the NHL.
Last season the Islanders released a navy jersey that was based around a “remixed” version of an older jersey. Many fans were unhappy with this choice because of a “missed opportunity” when it came to bringing back the much-maligned fisherman jerseys. Once the navy hit the ice, fans seemed to change their mind on the new jersey.
Even though the Islanders wore their Adidas reverse retro a total of three times this season, they seem to not be dropping the navy theme. Could this be an option for a new alternate jersey?
Is navy still in for the New York Islanders?
As seen on social media, the New York Islanders use a lot of navy in their graphics. Looking back on the other content their account puts out, the same theme was used on their reverse retro night was seen on posts transitioning into the 2021-22 NHL season.
During the playoffs, the team gravitated towards the use of navy final score graphics along with navy lettering. The theme continued even into the post-season. The team welcomed their young talent after the 2021 NHL Draft with a graphic that displayed a heavy usage of navy. They also stuck to the same theme to announce transactions.
Here are a few examples:
The alternate that the Islanders currently have could be a great blueprint for the 50th year anniversary jersey. There is a possibility we could see a navy theme nodding towards the history the Islanders made for winning four-straight Stanley Cups. Would this be their best option to celebrate their half-centennial in the NHL?