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Islanders Launch 40-Year Anniversary

Decade Nights include inductions into the Islanders Hall of Fame

Thursday, 09.08.2011 / 11:00 AM / News
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Islanders Launch 40-Year Anniversary
The New York Islanders announced today the launch of their campaign to celebrate their 40-Year Anniversary. The Islanders played their first National Hockey League season in 1972 and are proud to celebrate 40 years on Long Island.

The theme for the Islanders’ upcoming season is “Commitment,” representing the organization’s ongoing commitment to its fans and the Long Island community. 

“The Long Island community has been very supportive of their team and we are honored to bring back many of the Islanders greats spanning the past four decades,” Islanders Sr. Vice President Michael Picker said.  “With the current core of talent that is blossoming before our eyes, we are confident that this franchise is destined for a successful season both on and off the ice.” 

The 40-Year Anniversary will begin Saturday, Oct. 8, Opening Night presented by Capital One Bank, when the Islanders faceoff against the Florida Panthers at 8 p.m.  Throughout the game, the Islanders will span four decades of Islanders hockey with various in-game activities and video tributes. Members of the Islanders Season Ticket-Holder family since the inaugural season will participate in the pre-game festivities. 

The Islanders will celebrate “Decade Nights” throughout the year, in which they will honor an Islanders legend with induction into the Islanders Hall Of Fame. Each of the former players will have their names placed on the Islanders Hall of Fame banner that hangs in the rafters at Nassau Coliseum.  In addition, a brass plaque, depicting each player as well as a list of accomplishments and contributions to the organization, will be mounted in the team’s dressing hallway.

Decade Date Opponent Player
1970’s Nov. 19 Boston Bruins Ed Westfall
1980’s Dec. 31 Edmonton Oilers Ken Morrow
1990’s Jan. 14 Buffalo Sabres Patrick Flatley
2000’s Feb. 11 Los Angeles Kings Kenny Jonsson

On Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Islanders take on the San Jose Sharks, the organization will also have members of the team’s alumni in attendance.

Fans interested in attending the decade nights, which includes the season opener and the game on Saturday, Oct. 29 against the Sharks, can take advantage of the specially-priced “Decades Pack.”

Throughout the season, players will wear a commemorative 40-Year Anniversary patch on the right shoulder of the team’s jerseys. The logo will also appear on the team’s marketing materials throughout the season and at center ice during all home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  

Islanders season ticket booklets are also themed to commemorate the 40-Year Anniversary. Tickets to each of the Islanders’ 41 home games feature images of historic Islanders alumni and current players, chronologically spanning 40 years on Long Island.

The Islanders will incorporate the 40-Year Anniversary into their social media campaign with the #isles40th twitter hashtag. The club will feature tweets every Wednesday of fans sharing their stories of Islanders hockey.

The 2011-12 season will feature many other special promotions, merchandise and giveaways, providing fans with additional reason to celebrate 40 years on Long Island.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 63 29 35 4 64
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 63 14 26 21 40
B. Nelson 63 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 63 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 57 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 51 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 53 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 63 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 53 4 20 16 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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