This morning, the New York Islanders unveiled the jersey they will wear for the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series.
The jersey is classic Islanders blue with a modernized version of the traditional Islanders logo with a sleek chrome back. The logo features the classic NY lettering with the Y hockey stick which has four red stripes on it; one of each of the team’s Stanley Cup victories. The team removed the team’s historic brand logo, enlarged it and added a chrome border.
This same logo will appear on the custom-made hockey pants the New York Islanders will wear during the Stadium series.
According to the press release posted on the Islanders’ official website, the players have had very positive reactions to the new sweaters.
It’s sharp, ”said the captain. Jean Tavares. “It goes more for the modern look, which I think is a great idea, especially with so many teams going back to retro. We’re going to look good when we get there.
Center Casey cizikas especially liked the logo.
“The logo stands out,” the center said. “This is the main objective of the jersey. This is what you want to see and this is the most important part. This makes the jersey perfect.
Left wing Matt Martin especially liked the new nameplates, which differ slightly from the standard with a white nameplate and blue letters for the names of the players.
“I love the nameplates with white on the back,” Martin said. “Our gloves have a little white on them. It’s great with chrome. The logo and colors are bold. It will be a great jersey and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Speaking of getting your hands on them, these exclusive jerseys are currently available for purchase to all New York Islanders season ticket holders. They will be available to the general public on Black Friday, 29 novembere.
Here’s a video, courtesy of the official Islanders website, highlighting some of the players’ reactions.
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