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2007-08 New York Islanders season
New York Islanders
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1972
History New York Islanders
1972-present
Home Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
City Uniondale, New York
Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White
Media FSN New York
MSG
WBBR (1130 AM)
Owner(s) Charles Wang
General Manager Flag of the United States Garth Snow
Head Coach Flag of Canada Ted Nolan
Captain Flag of the United States Bill Guerin
Minor League Affiliates Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83
Conference Championships 1977-78, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84
Division Championships 1977-78, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1987-88

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The team is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Islanders began play in 1972 and rapidly developed a dominant team that won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s. They play their home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The NHLs Atlantic Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, commonly known as Nassau Coliseum (or simply The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. ...

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1970-74: The NHL Comes to Long Island

With the impending start of the World Hockey Association in the fall of 1972, the upstart league had plans to place its New York team in the brand-new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Nassau County. However, Nassau County officials did not consider the WHA a professional league and wanted nothing to do with the upstart New York Raiders. The only legal way to keep the Raiders out of the Coliseum was to get an NHL team to play there, so William Shea, who had helped bring the New York Mets to the area a decade earlier, was pressed into service once again. Shea found a receptive ear in league president Clarence Campbell, who did not want the additional competition in the New York area. So, despite having expanded to 14 teams just two years before, the NHL hastily awarded a Long Island-based franchise to clothing manufacturer Roy Boe, owner of the American Basketball Association's New York Nets. A second expansion franchise was awarded to Atlanta (the Flames) at the same time to balance the schedule. The new team was widely expected to take the Long Island Ducks name used by an Eastern Hockey League franchise; the more geographically expansive "New York Islanders" came largely as a surprise. WHA redirects here. ... The 1972-73 WHA season was the first regular season of the now defunct World Hockey Association (WHA). ... The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, commonly known as Nassau Coliseum (or simply The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. ... Nassau County is a suburban city county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... The New York Raiders were an ice hockey team based in New York City that played in the World Hockey Association. ... William Alfred Bill Shea (June 21, 1907 – October 2, 1991) was a lawyer who is best known for his part in the return of National League professional baseball to New York City after the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants after the 1957 season, and for the... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Clarence Campbell poses with the Stanley Cup in 1957. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The Atlanta Flames were a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Atlanta, Georgia from 1972 to 1980. ... The Long Island Ducks were a minor league hockey team, part of the Eastern Hockey League, that played its home games at the Long Island Arena (usually referred to as Commack Arena). ... The Eastern Hockey League was a minor professional ice hockey league that was known as the EHL. // Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1933-1953) The league was founded in 1933 as the Eastern Amateur Hockey League (EAHL). ...


The fledgling Islanders, who were soon nicknamed the Isles by the local newspapers, had an extra burden to pay in the form of a $4 million territorial fee to the nearby New York Rangers. True to their name, the New York Islanders officially represent New York (city and state), with their nickname and logo denoting their current arena location and fan heartbed; but their support has also naturally come from the boroughs, upsate, Connecticut, and elsewhere in the metro area. This geographical backdrop set the stage for one of the NHL's fiercest and most celebrated regional rivalries. The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


While the Islanders secured veteran forward Ed Westfall from the Boston Bruins in the 1972 NHL Expansion Draft, junior league star Billy Harris in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft, and a few other respectable players, several other draftees jumped to the WHA. Unlike most other expansion teams' general managers, Islanders' GM Bill Torrey didn't make many trades for veteran players in the early years. Rather than pursue a "win now" strategy of getting a few veterans to boost attendance (a tactic which proved disastrous for many teams in the long run), Torrey was committed to building through the draft. Edwin Vernon Shadow Westfall (born September 19, 1940 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1961 until 1978-79. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The 1972 NHL Expansion Draft was held on June 6, 1972. ... William Edward Harris (b. ... The 1972 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Bill Torrey was a General Mangager and executive in the National Hockey League. ...


In the team's first season, young players such as goaltender Billy Smith (the team's second pick in the expansion draft) and forwards Bob Nystrom and Lorne Henning were given chances to prove themselves in the NHL. However, this young and inexperienced expansion team posted a record of 12-60-6, one of the worst in NHL history. Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... Bob Nystrom (born October 10, 1952 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former ice hockey right-winger. ... Lorne Henning, born February 2, 1952 in Melfort, Saskatchewan, is a Canadian hockey executive. ...


The team who finished last in 1972-73 received the right to pick first in the 1973 amateur draft and select junior superstar defenseman Denis Potvin, who had been touted "as the next Bobby Orr" when he was 13. Despite several trade offers from Montreal Canadiens GM Sam Pollock, Torrey refused to part with the pick. That same summer, Torrey made perhaps the most critical move in the history of the franchise when he convinced former St. Louis Blues coach Al Arbour to come to Long Island. Even with Potvin, who won the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL Rookie Of The Year, the team still finished last in the East in its second year. Under Arbour, the team showed signs of respectability. Although the team did not make the playoffs, they cut their total goals against by 100, and their 56 points represented a healthy 26-point improvement from the previous season. It turned out to be the team's last losing season for 15 years. Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... Robert Gordon Bobby Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman, and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Samuel Patterson Smyth Sam Pollock, OC , CQ (December 25, 1925 – August 15, 2007) was a legendary general manager in the National Hockey League. ... The St. ... Alger Joseph Arbour (born November 1, 1932 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) was a player and was a coach in the National Hockey League. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ...


1974-79: Ascendency

In 1975, the Islanders made one of the biggest turnarounds in NHL history. Led by Potvin, forwards Harris, Nystrom, Clark Gillies, and goaltenders Smith and Glenn "Chico" Resch, the Islanders earned 88 points — 32 more than the previous season, and two more than their first two seasons combined — and earned their first playoff berth. They stunned the rival New York Rangers in a best-of-3 first-round series. The Islanders won the series in the third game as J.P. Parise scored just 11 seconds into the extra session. The classic NHL shield logo The 1974-75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... Glenn Chico Resch was born on the 10th of July, 1948 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Jean-Paul Parise(born 11 December 1941 in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL. He is the father of current New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise. ...


In the next round, an even bigger surprise occurred. Down three games to none in the best-of-seven series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders rallied to win the next four and take the series. Only two other major North American professional sports teams have accomplished this feat, the 1941-42 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 2004 Boston Red Sox. In the third round of the playoffs, the Islanders nearly did it again, rallying from another 3-0 deficit to force a seventh game against the defending Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers before the Flyers took the decisive seventh game at home and went on to win the Stanley Cup. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The 1941-42 NHL season was the 25th season of the National Hockey League. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... // On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


The Islanders continued their stunning climb up the NHL standings in 1975-76, earning 101 points, the fifth-best record in the league. It was the first 100-point season in Islanders history, in only their fourth year of existence. Few teams in any sport have come so far so fast. Centerman Bryan Trottier, who scored 95 points and won the Calder Trophy, was blossoming into a superstar.[1] It would be the first of four consecutive 100-point seasons, including the first two division titles in franchise history. The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ...


Postseason Disappointments

However, regular-season success was not rewarded in the playoffs. In 1976 and 1977, the Islanders were knocked out in the semifinals by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens were 24-3 in the playoffs in those two years — all three losses to the Islanders. The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


In the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft, Torrey had the 15th pick and had to make a tough decision between right winger Mike Bossy and another forward. Bossy was known as a scorer who wasn't physical, while the other forward could check but wasn't very good offensively. Coach Arbour persuaded Torrey to pick Bossy, figuring it was easier to teach a scorer how to check. In the upcoming 1978 season, Bossy became the third Isle to win the Calder Trophy, having scored 53 goals that season, at the time the most scored by a rookie. The team was upset in the quarterfinal round in overtime of game 7 by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 1977 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ...


In 1978-79, the team finished with the best record in the NHL. Bryan Trottier was voted the league MVP and captured the scoring title, while sophomore Bossy scored 69 goals, which also led the league. Despite their regular season dominance, the Islanders exited the playoffs with a loss to the hated New York Rangers in the semifinals. Hockey professionals and journalists generally regarded the Rangers as an inferior team, which led them to question whether the Islanders were capable of winning big games in the playoffs when they really counted. The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Off the ice, the Islanders were on shaky ground. Boe was losing money on both the Islanders and the Nets even as the Islanders quickly surged to NHL prominence and the Nets became an ABA power. The Islanders were still far behind on the $10 million they had paid in startup costs, and the expenses associated with moving the Nets to the NBA threw Boe's finances into a tailspin. Eventually, Boe was forced to sell both his teams. He readily found a buyer for the Nets, but had less luck finding one for the Islanders. Torrey orchestrated a sale to one of the team's limited partners, John O. Pickett Jr., who made Torrey team president. Soon after buying the Islanders, Pickett signed a very lucrative cable contract with the fledgling Sportschannel network. SportsChannel's owner, Charles Dolan, thought the up-and-coming team would be a perfect centerpiece for his new network. Dolan gave Pickett a long-term guaranteed contract intended to not only keep the team on Long Island, but give area governments an incentive to renew his cable contracts. The Islanders have been on the network, now known as Fox Sports Net New York, for over a quarter-century. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... SportsChannel America was a cable television network that existed in the 1980s and early 1990s. ... Charles Francis Chuck Dolan (born on October 16, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American business executive. ... FSN New York (often abbreviated as FSNY, or more appropriately, FSNNY), previously known as Fox Sports Net New York (or Fox Sports New York) and SportsChannel New York, is a regional sports network in the New York City metropolitan area, whose reach expands to cover the entire state of New...


1980-84: The Dynasty Years

After the Isles' regular season dominance and playoff disappointment in 1979, Arbour decided that he would no longer concern himself too greatly with his team's finish in the regular season. Instead, he focused his team's energy on how they would perform in the playoffs. In 1980, the Islanders dropped below the 100-point mark for the first time in five years, earning only 91 points. However, they finally broke through and won the Stanley Cup. The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


Before the playoffs, Torrey made the difficult decision to trade longtime and popular veterans Billy Harris and defenceman Dave Lewis to the Los Angeles Kings for second line center Butch Goring. Goring's acquisition was acknowledged as bringing in the "final piece of the puzzle", as he was a strong two-way player, ensured that opponents would no longer be able to focus their defensive efforts on the Isles' first line of Bossy, Trottier, and Clark Gillies. Contributions from new teammates, such as wingers Duane Sutter and Anders Kallur, and stay-at-home defensemen Gord Lane and Olympic champion Ken Morrow also figured prominently in the Islanders' playoff success. William Edward Harris (b. ... David Dave Lewis (born July 3, 1953, in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a former National Hockey League defenceman and current head coach of the Boston Bruins. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Robert Thomas Butch Goring (born October 22, 1949 in St. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... Ken Morrow (born October 17, 1956 in Flint, Michigan was American ice hockey defenseman. ...


In the semi-finals, the Isles faced the Buffalo Sabres, who had finished second overall in the NHL standings. They won the first two games in Buffalo, including a 3-2 victory in Game 2 on Bob Nystrom's goal in double overtime. They went on to win the series in six games and reach the Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they would face the NHL's regular season champions, the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers had gone undefeated for a North American professional sports record 35 straight games (25-0-10) during the regular season. In Game 1 in Philadelphia, the Isles won 4-3 on Denis Potvin's power-play goal in overtime. Leading the series 3-2, they went home to Long Island for Game 6. In that game, original Islander Bob Nystrom continued his overtime heroics, scoring at 7:11 of the extra frame, on assists by John Tonelli and Lorne Henning, to bring Long Island its first Stanley Cup. It was the Isles' sixth overtime victory of the playoffs. Bryan Trottier won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Torrey's strategy of building through the draft turned out very well; nearly all of the major contributors on the 1980 champions were home-grown Islanders. The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... Bob Nystrom (born October 10, 1952 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former ice hockey right-winger. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... Bob Nystrom (born October 10, 1952 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former ice hockey right-winger. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...


The Islanders dominated the next two seasons. Bossy scored 50 goals in 50 games in 1981, and the Islanders knocked off the Minnesota North Stars in five games to win their second Cup, with Butch Goring winning the Conn Smythe Trophy. Mike Bossy, left, equalled the Rockets scoring mark. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ...


In 1981-82 the Islanders won a then-record 15 straight games en route to a franchise-record 118 points, while Mike Bossy set a scoring record for right wingers with 147 points in an 80 game schedule. The Islanders won both the regular-season title and the Stanley Cup, this time over the Vancouver Canucks in a four-game sweep. Memorably, Bossy was up-ended by a check from Tiger Williams and tumbling in the air, parallel to the ice, when he managed to hook the puck with his stick and score. Bossy netted the Stanley Cup-winning goal and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy. The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... David James Williams was born on the 3 February 1954 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. ...


Though the Islanders had won three straight Stanley Cups, more attention was being paid to the upstart Edmonton Oilers, whose young superstar Wayne Gretzky had just shattered existing scoring records[1]. The 1982-83 season was thus a battle to decide which was the best team in the NHL. Though the Oilers won the regular season championship, the Islanders swept them in the championship finals to win their fourth straight Cup, holding Gretzky without a goal during the series. Billy Smith was named the Most Valuable Player of the Playoffs after shutting down the Oilers' vaunted scoring machine. Bossy again scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal. The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...


The Isles finished the 1983-84 regular season tied atop the Prince of Wales Conference while successfully defending their Patrick Division title. They won a hard fought series with the Rangers in the opening round of the playoffs, nicknamed the Battle of New York. It was the fourth consecutive season that the Isles had beaten the Rangers en route to the Finals. This time, however, they were dethroned in five games by the Oilers' offensive juggernaut. For the 1984 postseason, the NHL changed the schedule for the finals, from 2-2-1-1-1 to 2-3-2. Under this format, the Islanders, who had earned home ice advantage in the series (despite finishing lower than the Oilers in the regular season), had to play three straight games in Edmonton, where the Oilers managed to lock up the series. Bossy said afterward that the team believed that if they could win a single away game, they would have been able to win games six and seven at home to win the cup.[2] The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Out of their two home games, the Islanders had lost game one 1-0 in what was a goaltending duel between Billy Smith and Grant Fuhr, though they roared back with a 6-1 win in game two. The three games in Edmonton were a disaster, as the Islanders lost 7-2, 7-2, and 5-2. Bossy, who had scored 17 goals in each of the past three playoffs only scored 8 in the first three rounds of the 1984 playoffs and was silenced during the final series. Though the Islanders' bid for a record-tying fifth championship was ended, Game Five was noted for rookie Pat LaFontaine's emergence as he scored two third period goals in 38 seconds to cut the Oilers' lead to 4-2. Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


During their run of four Stanley Cup championships and a fifth finals appearance, the Islanders won 19 straight playoff series, the longest streak in the history of professional sports (one more than the Boston Celtics' 1959-67). Unlike the 1976-79 Montreal Canadiens who only needed to win three series in the 1976 and 1977 playoffs under the playoff format in place at that time, the Islanders had to win four series in each of their Stanley Cup seasons. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


1984-91: Post-Dynasty and the Easter Epic

The Isles generally remained competitive for the rest of the decade, even as some of the stars from the Cup teams began departing. However, in the 1984-85 NHL season, they slipped to third in the Patrick Division and could do no better in the 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons. The Isles were now facing stiff competition from their division rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals; they suffered 1985 and 1987 second round playoff elimination at the hands of the eventual finalist Flyers, while the 1986 sweep by the Capitals marked the Isles' first exit without winning a playoff round since 1978. The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


In 1986, Nystrom retired and Clark Gillies was picked up on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres. Arbour retired as coach following 1985-86 and was replaced by longtime junior hockey coach Terry Simpson. Young players such as Pat LaFontaine, Patrick Flatley, and Brent Sutter, who had been viewed as the future of the team, began coming into their own as players. Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Terry Simpson (born August 30, 1943 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Patrick Flatley (born 3 October 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 14 seasons between 1983 and 1997. ... Brent Colin Sutter (born 10 June 1962 in Viking, Alberta, Canada) is a retired National Hockey League (NHL) player and current owner, president, general manager and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League (WHL). ...


During the first round of the 1987 playoffs against the Washington Capitals, the Isles had fallen behind in the series three games to one. In previous years, the Capitals would have won the series, but 1987 marked the first season that the opening round of the playoffs was a best-of-7 series, not a best-of-5 series. The Isles evened the series, which set the stage for one of the most famous games in NHL history: the "Easter Epic". Kelly Hrudey stopped 73 shots on a goal while Pat LaFontaine scored at 8:47 of the fourth overtime.[3] The Islanders were beaten in seven games by the Flyers in the second round of the playoffs. Chronic back pain forced Mike Bossy to retire after the 1986-87 season. The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopaedia entry. ... Kelly Hrudey (born January 13, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a former NHL ice hockey goaltender and current hockey broadcaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ...


The next year, in 1988, the Islanders captured another division title but were upset in the first round of the playoffs by the New Jersey Devils. After the '88 playoffs, Denis Potvin retired holding records for most career goals (310), assists (742) and points (1052) by a defenseman. The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ...


During the mid-1980s, Pickett began to keep the money from the team's cable deal rather than reinvest it in the team as he had done in years past. Although it didn't become clear immediately, the lack of funds limited Torrey's ability to replace all of the departing talent. The Islanders also failed to select amateur players who would make an impact as scorers in the NHL. A year after winning the division, the Islanders got off to a slow start in the 1988-89 season, winning only seven of their first 27 games. Torrey fired Simpson and brought Arbour back. Unfortunately, Arbour couldn't turn things around, and the Islanders finished with 61 points, tied with the Quebec Nordiques for the worst record in the league. It was the Islanders' first losing season and first time out of the playoffs since their second year of existence. Goalie Billy Smith, the last remaining original Islander, retired after the season. The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ...


In 1989-90, the Islanders rebounded to get back in the playoffs, but they lost to the Rangers in five games. The team bought out the remaining years of Bryan Trottier's contract, and he signed on as a free agent for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the off-season. The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


The next year, the team finished well out of the playoffs after winning only 25 games. The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


1991-95: New Faces and the Miracle of 1993

LaFontaine, the Islanders' remaining superstar, was frustrated with the team's lack of success and the progress of his contract negotiations, and held out rather than report to camp before 1991-92. In response to the holdout, Torrey engineered a rebuilding project with two blockbuster trades on October 25, 1991. He dealt Lafontaine, Randy Wood, and Randy Hillier (along with future considerations) to the Buffalo Sabres in return for Pierre Turgeon, Benoit Hogue, Uwe Krupp, and Dave McLlwain. He also sent longtime captain Brent Sutter and Brad Lauer to the Chicago Blackhawks for Steve Thomas and Adam Creighton. With these additions and a talented core of players such as Derek King, Ray Ferraro, and Patrick Flatley along with incoming Soviet-bloc players Vladimir Malakhov and Darius Kasparaitis, the Islanders had a new foundation in the early '90s. The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Randy Wood is an artist and actor living in Seattle. ... Randy Hillier (b. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... Pierre Turgeon (born 28 August 1969 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Colorado Avalanche. ... Benoit Hogue (born October 28, 1966 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left wing. ... Uwe Krupp [pronounced OO-vah KROOP] (born June 24, 1965 in Cologne, West Germany) is a retired German hockey defenceman and Coach of the German Ice Hockey National Team. ... Brent Colin Sutter (born 10 June 1962 in Viking, Alberta, Canada) is a retired National Hockey League (NHL) player and current owner, president, general manager and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League (WHL). ... Brad Lauer (born October 27, 1966 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... About Him Steve Thomas joined This Old House in 1989, After being called for a interview for a new host for the show. ... Adam Creighton (born June 2, 1965 in Burlington, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 708 career National Hockey League games after winning the Memorial Cup in 1984 as a member of the Ottawa 67s. ... Derek King (born February 11, 1967, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey left wing who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1986-87 until 1999-00. ... Ray Ferraro (born August 23, 1964 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player for the NHL. He played for the Hartford Whalers (1984-1991), New York Islanders (1991-1995), New York Rangers (1995-1996), Los Angeles Kings (1996-1999), Atlanta Thrashers (1999-2002) and St. ... Patrick Flatley (born 3 October 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 14 seasons between 1983 and 1997. ... Vladimir Malakhov may be: Vladimir Malakhov (chess). ... Darius Kasparaitis (born October 16, 1972 in ElektrÄ—nai, U.S.S.R.) is an ethnic Lithuanian professional ice hockey defenseman, also known by the nickname Kaspar. He has Russian citizenship and plays for the Russian national hockey team. ...


Torrey stepped down as GM in 1992 to help organize the expansion Florida Panthers and was replaced by his assistant, Don Maloney. In Maloney's first year, 1992-93, the Islanders climbed out of the cellar and made it to the Wales Conference Finals. The LaFontaine-Turgeon trade proved successful for both the Islanders and Buffalo Sabres as both players hit career highs in points and Turgeon won the Lady Byng Trophy. // August 1 — Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain) Womens Winner: Valentina Yegorova (EUN) 2:32:41 August 9 — Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain) Mens Winner: Hwang Young-Cho (KOR) 2:13:23 October 11 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Willie Mtolo (RSA) 2:13:39 Womens Winner: Natalia Repescko... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... Don Maloney (Born Sep 5, 1958 in Lindsay, Ontario) was a NHL player and a General Manager of the New York Rangers. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ...


Unheralded Ray Ferraro and Steve Thomas emerged as playoff heroes, with Ferraro scoring a pair of overtime winners in the first round series against the Washington Capitals. Instead of celebrating after winning the decisive sixth game at Nassau Coliseum, however, the Islanders were both irate and despondent. Turgeon, the team's star center and leading scorer, suffered a shoulder separation injured when Dale Hunter checked him from behind as he celebrated a series-clinching goal. Turgeon was believed to be out for the entire second round, if not longer. Hunter received a then-record 21-game suspension. The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Dale Robert Hunter (born July 31, 1960 in Petrolia, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey player. ...


The Islanders' next opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins, were twice-defending Stanley Cup champions and full of stars such as Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Ron Francis. The Penguins had finished first in the regular season and were favored to win a third championship. Jim Smith of Newsday, Long Island's hometown newspaper, predicted that with Turgeon on the sidelines, the Penguins would sweep the Islanders out of the playoffs. However, on the strength of outstanding goaltending from Glenn Healy and contributions from all four lines, the Islanders achieved a huge upset when David Volek scored at 5:16 of overtime of the deciding seventh game. Newsday's front page the day following the win was a picture of Healy with a headline reading, "It's a Miracle!" The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Ronald Ron Francis (born March 1, 1963 in Sault Ste. ... Newsday is a daily tabloid-size newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York City metropolitan area. ... Glenn Healy (born August 23, 1962 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada) is a television sports commentator and former ice hockey goaltender who played for 15 years in the National Hockey League. ... As a member of the New York Islanders, David Volek is best remembered for scoring an overtime goal that eliminated the two time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins from the Stanley Cup playoffs. ...


Turgeon returned for the semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens, though he was not in peak form as he had not fully recovered. The Islanders bowed out of the playoffs after a hard-fought five games, two of which went to overtime. After beating the Isles, the Canadiens went on to win the Cup. The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


General Manager Don Maloney had avoided making many personnel changes his first year, but knowing that the expansion draft was coming, he decided to replace Healy, a fan favorite for his excellent play in the postseason, with Ron Hextall, who had his best years with the rival Philadelphia Flyers. Fans grew more skeptical when, after a series of deals, Healy ended up as the backup on the Rangers. Although on paper Hextall appeared to be an upgrade, his play was inconsistent and he never endeared himself to Islanders fans. Don Maloney (Born Sep 5, 1958 in Lindsay, Ontario) was a NHL player and a General Manager of the New York Rangers. ... Ron niggerdick Hextall (born May 3, 1964 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender most often associated with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


The Islanders barely squeezed past the expansion Florida Panthers into the 1994 playoffs before being swept in a lopsided opening series by the first-place Rangers, who went on to win the Cup. Arbour retired for good as coach and was succeeded by longtime assistant Lorne Henning. Hextall, fairly or not, drew most of the criticism for the failed playoff campaign and was shipped back to Philadelphia for Tommy Soderstrom in the off-season. For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... Lorne Henning, born February 2, 1952 in Melfort, Saskatchewan, is a Canadian hockey executive. ... Tommy Soderstrom (born July 17, 1969 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender. ...


In the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season, the Islanders not only failed to qualify for the playoffs, they finished ahead of only the third-year Ottawa Senators. For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ...


1995-2000: Management Issues

As the 1990s wore on, it became clear that Maloney had mismanaged the team. Since taking over in 1992, the only noticeable attempt he made to upgrade the roster was letting Healy go in favor of Hextall. Near the end of the failed 1995 campaign, Maloney decided that the core of players he had left alone for three seasons should be totally revamped, and he undertook a rebuilding project. He traded Turgeon and Malakhov to Montreal for Kirk Muller and Mathieu Schneider, and Hogue was sent to Toronto for young goaltender Eric Fichaud. Additionally, Maloney allowed the team's leading scorer, Ferraro, to depart as a unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the season. Fans' displeasure at the GM for trading the popular Turgeon was magnified when Muller balked at joining a rebuilding team. He only played 45 games for the Islanders before being sent to the Maple Leafs. Kirk Christopher Muller (born Feb 8, 1966 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for 19 seasons from 1984-85 until 2002-03. ... Mathieu Schneider (June 12, 1969) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Eric Fichaud (b. ...

The short-lived "Fisherman" logo
The short-lived "Fisherman" logo

Before the 1995-96 season, Maloney fired Henning and named Mike Milbury head coach. The same year, the Isles' attempt at updating their look resulted in the unveiling of the "fisherman" logo. It proved to be such a disaster that the team announced less than a year after unveiling it that they would revert back to the original logo as soon as league rules allowed. Rangers fans still mock the Isles with chants of "we want fishsticks", a reference to the way the logo resembled the Gorton's fisherman. The year was a failure on the ice as well, as the Islanders finished in last place with a record of 22-50-10. During the season, team management fired Maloney, whom fans blamed for the team's downfall, and gave Milbury total control of hockey operations as both coach and general manager. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Michael James Milbury (born June 17, 1952 in Brighton, Massachusetts, USA) is a former defenceman for the Boston Bruins. ... Fishsticks or fish fingers are a processed food usually made using white fish such as cod (although with cod quotas, alternatives are now popular). ... Gortons of Gloucester is a subsidiary of the Japanese seafood conglomerate Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. ...


In the middle of the 1996-97 season, Milbury resigned as coach and elevated assistant Rick Bowness to the head coaching position. However, after another losing season and little improvement, Milbury took over as coach in the middle of the 1997-98 season. The team improved to fourth place in the Atlantic Division but still failed to make the playoffs. He stepped down as coach yet again in the middle of the 1998-99 season but retained his job as GM. The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Rick Bowness is a Canadian former National Hockey League leftwinger and currently an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


During their lean years, chaos within the Islanders' ownership and front office mirrored their substandard performance on the ice. Dallas businessman John Spano purchased the team in 1996, but within three months of the sale's closing in 1997, he still hadn't paid Pickett the first installment on the cable deal. Evidence surfaced that Spano had deliberately misled the NHL and the Islanders about his net worth, and an investigation by Newsday revealed that Spano also had two lawsuits pending against him. When it became clear that Spano was a fraud and that he lacked the assets to purchase the team, ownership reverted to Pickett. Federal prosecutors turned up evidence that Spano had forged many of the documents used to vouch for his wealth and to promise payment to Pickett. He was sentenced to five years eleven months in prison for bank and wire fraud. The NHL was embarrassed when reports surfaced that it had only spent $750 to check Spano's background, and subsequently stiffened the process for vetting future owners. Dallas redirects here. ... John A. Spano, Jr. ... Newsday is a daily tabloid-size newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York City metropolitan area. ...


Pickett finally found a buyer, a group led by Howard Milstein and Phoenix Coyotes co-owner Steven Gluckstern. Even that deal almost fell through when Spectacor Management Group, which managed the Coliseum for Nassau County, tried to force Pickett to certify that the Coliseum was safe. However, Pickett refused, since the Coliseum had fallen into disrepair in recent seasons. SMG backed down under pressure from the Islanders, the NHL and Nassau County officials. The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... Spectacor Management Group (SMG) is a worldwide property management group that specializes in managing publicly-owned facilities. ...


Initially the team made numerous trades and increased their payroll in an effort to assemble a better team. In one representative transaction, well regarded young players Todd Bertuzzi and Bryan McCabe were traded for veteran Trevor Linden. However, as the Islanders continued to fall short of the playoffs, the new ownership group eventually decided to run the team on an austere budget in an attempt to make a profit. At the same time, Milstein bid hundreds of millions of dollars in unsuccessful attempts to purchase the National Football League's Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns. Eventually, under Milstein and Gluckstern, the team traded or released many popular players who made more than $1M, including star scorer Zigmund Palffy, captain Trevor Linden, 1997 Calder Trophy-winning defenseman Bryan Berard and rugged defenseman Rich Pilon. Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Anaheim Ducks. ... For the politician, see Brian McCabe. ... Trevor Linden, OBC, (ancestrally van der Linden) (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... NFL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Browns redirects here. ... Žigmund (Zsigmond) Pálffy (born May 5, 1972 in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. ... Trevor Linden, OBC, (ancestrally van der Linden) (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Bryan Wallace Berard (b. ...


2000-2006: New ownership, a return to the playoffs

In 2000, Milstein and Gluckstern sold the team to Computer Associates executives Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar. See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... CA, Inc. ... Charles B. Wang (王嘉廉, pinyin: Wáng Jiálián) (born August 19, 1944) is the founder of Computer Associates International, Inc. ... Sanjay Kumar (born Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1962) was the Chairman & CEO of Computer Associates International (now CA, Inc. ...


With stable ownership finally in place, Milbury was allowed to spend money and invest in free agents. His first attempt proved unpopular with fans, as he traded away future stars Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen to the Florida Panthers for Oleg Kvasha and Mark Parrish. Additionally, Eric Brewer, a future All-Star defenseman was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik. Milbury then further surprised the hockey world when he took Rick DiPietro with the first selection in the entry draft, ahead of the consensus picks Dany Heatley and Marian Gaborik. Reporters and fans were alternately confused and enraged by the moves, which Milbury acknowledged, saying, "As dangerous as this may be, we think Mad Mike maybe has something going for him."[4] The "Mad Mike" nickname has remained with Milbury ever since. Milbury said that his moves were intended to improve the team immediately, and in that respect they failed completely. The Islanders finished with the worst record in the NHL, and the team's uninspired play led Milbury to fire Isles legend Butch Goring as head coach before the end of the year. Many fans were upset that Goring and not Milbury took the fall for the lost season, and they were again upset when Milbury hired newcomer Peter Laviolette to coach the team, passing on Ted Nolan. Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks. ... Olli Jokinen (born December 5, 1978 in Kuopio, Finland) is a professional ice hockey centre. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... Oleg Kvasha born July 26th, 1978 in Moscow, U.S.S.R., is a Russian ice hockey forward who plays for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Kvasha was a 3rd round selection, 65th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. ... Mark Parrish (born 2 February 1977 in Edina, Minnesota) is an American ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. // Playing career Parrish was drafted in the third round (79th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. ... Eric Charles Brewer[1] (born April 17, 1979 in Vernon, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the St. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Roman Hamrlik (April 12, 1974 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues New York Islanders. ... Rick DiPietro (born September 19, 1981 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the NHLs New York Islanders. ... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... Daniel Dany James Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, West Germany) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Marián Gáborík born February 14, 1982 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey player. ... Robert Thomas Butch Goring (born October 22, 1949 in St. ... Peter Laviolette Jr. ... Ted Nolan on the red carpet of the 2006 NHL awards. ...


The team also made three key personnel acquisitions prior to the 2001-02 season. They acquired Alexei Yashin from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the Isles' the second overall in the entry draft, which the Senators used to select Jason Spezza, forward Bill Muckalt, and defenseman Zdeno Chara. The following day, Islanders prospects Tim Connolly and Taylor Pyatt were traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Michael Peca, who became the team's captain. By virtue of finishing last the year before, the Isles were also able to claim goaltender Chris Osgood with the first pick in the waiver draft, adding a former championship goaltender without giving up any players in exchange. Thanks in large part to strong play by Peca, Yashin and Osgood, the new-look Islanders opened the season on a tear, going 11-1-1-1 en route to finishing with 96 points--their best point total in 18 years, and just one point short of the Atlantic Division title. They fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a very physical first round series in which no road team won a game. Game 4 featured a Shawn Bates penalty shot goal with a 2:30 to play that gave the Islanders the lead and ultimately the game. In Game 5, Gary Roberts charged Islander defenseman Kenny Jonsson and Darcy Tucker submarined Peca, the Islanders' captain, with a questionable check. Neither Jonsson nor Peca returned in the series. The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Alexei Valeryevich Yashin (Алексей Валерьевич Яшин, Aleksej Valerjevič Jašin, born in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia, on November 5, 1973) is a professional hockey player who has signed on to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza (born June 13, 1983 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey currently playing centre for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Bill Muckalt (born July 15, 1974 in Surrey, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. ... Zdeno Chára Zdeno Chára, #3 (born March 18, 1977) is an elite ice hockey defenceman playing for the Ottawa Senators. ... Tim Connolly (born May 7, 1981 in Baldwinsville, New York) is an American ice hockey player in the NHL. Connolly played for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League prior to 1999. ... Taylor Pyatt was born August 19, 1981 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ... Chris Osgood (born November 26, 1972 in Peace River, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Shawn Bates (b. ... For other persons of the same name, see Gary Roberts. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Darcy Tucker (born March 15, 1975 in Castor, Alberta) is an ice hockey player with the NHLs Toronto Maple Leafs. ...


Despite the promise shown in the Toronto series, the Islanders had a slow start to the 2002-03 NHL season and lost a five game series in the first round to the top-seeded Senators. Milbury, known to make moves that often riled the fanbase, fired Laviolette after the season, citing end season interviews with the players in which they expressed a lack of confidence in the coach. He was replaced with Steve Stirling, who had previously been coaching the team's top minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In 2004, the Islanders again made the playoffs as the 8th seed and again lost in the first round to the eventual champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite the fact that the Lightning finished first in the conference and the Islanders qualified for the playoffs as the 8th and final seed, a few journalists had picked the Islanders to win based on their strong regular season performance against Tampa Bay. The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Steve Stirling (Born: November 9, 1949 in Clarkson, Ontario, Canada-) is a Canadian head coach of the National Hockey League New York Islanders since the 2003-04 NHL Season. ... The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Following the 2004-05 NHL lockout, which eliminated the 2004-05 season, the Islanders made several player moves to increase offense for 2005-06. Peca was traded to Edmonton for speedy center Mike York, freeing up room under the NHL's new salary cap. The same day, the team signed winger Miroslav Satan to play alongside Yashin. Milbury also remade the defensive corps, replacing departed free agents Adrian Aucoin and Roman Hamrlik and Jonsson, who left the NHL to play in his native Sweden, with Alexei Zhitnik, Brad Lukowich, and Brent Sopel. In the aftermath, Yashin was named the team's new captain. The team played inconsistent hockey, leading to Stirling's replacement on an interim basis by assistant Brad Shaw midway through the season. Although they played .500 hockey for the rest of the season, they missed the playoffs. The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... Mike York (born January 3, 1978 in Waterford, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Miroslav Šatan (born October 22, 1974 in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders. ... Adrian Aucoin (b. ... Roman Hamrlik (April 12, 1974 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues New York Islanders. ... Alexei Zhitnik (born 10 October 1972 in Kiev, U.S.S.R.) is a Ukrainian ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. ... Brad Lukowich born August 12th, 1976 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, is a Canadian ice hockey defenseman who plays for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Lukowich was a 4th round selection, 90th overall by the Islanders in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. ... Brent Sopel (born January 7, 1977 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who last played for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ... Brad Shaw (born April 28, 1964 in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian head coach of the National Hockey League New York Islanders. ...


2006-present: A new look

On the day he replaced Stirling with Shaw, Milbury also announced that he would step down as general manager once a successor was found and become senior vice president of all of Wang's sports properties (Kramar had sold his interest to Wang in 2004).


The offseason was characterized by a degree of tumult. Team owner Charles Wang hired Ted Nolan as coach and Neil Smith as GM, but he fired Smith after a little over a month and replaced him with recently retired goaltender Garth Snow. The Islanders also made several free agent acquisitions, including defensemen Brendan Witt and Tom Poti and forwards Mike Sillinger and Chris Simon. The Islanders also signed goaltender Rick DiPietro to a 15-year, 67.5 million dollar contract, among the longest in professional sports history.[5] Charles B. Wang (王嘉廉, pinyin: Wáng Jiálián) (born August 19, 1944) is the founder of Computer Associates International, Inc. ... Ted Nolan on the red carpet of the 2006 NHL awards. ... Neil Smith (born January 9, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario) was the general manager of the New York Islanders until he was unexpectedly relieved of his duties on July 18, 2006 after only 40 days. ... Garth E. Snow (born on July 28, 1969 in Wrentham, Massachusetts) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender and is currently the general manager for the New York Islanders of the NHL. // Garth Snow was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques out of Mount Saint Charles Academy in the sixth round... Brendan Witt (born February 20, 1975 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders in the NHL. He is a defenseman. ... Tom Poti (b. ... Mike Sillinger (born June 29, 1971 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a veteran ice hockey player currently with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. ... Chris Simon (born January 30, 1972 in Wawa, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Chris Simon is the jerk who hit a guy in the head with his stick. ... Rick DiPietro (born September 19, 1981 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the NHLs New York Islanders. ...


At the trade deadline, the team traded a first round draft pick and prospects Robert Nilsson and Ryan O'Marra to the Oilers for all-star Ryan Smyth.[6] Robert Nilsson (born on January 10, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a NHL player for the New York Islanders. ... Ryan OMarra (born 9 June 1987 in Tokyo, Japan) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Colorado Avalanche. ...


In March, Chris Simon was suspended for the rest of the season and playoffs following a match penalty for intent to injure New York Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg. Chris Simon (born January 30, 1972 in Wawa, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Chris Simon is the jerk who hit a guy in the head with his stick. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Ryan Hollweg (born April 23, 1983 Downey, California) is a left-handed center for the New York Rangers of the NHL. His brother Bryce is an alternate captain for the Army NCAA hockey team. ...


The last four games in the 2006-07 season were crucial and most thought a playoff spot would be out of reach. However, the team won each game and edged out the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final playoff spot in the process. The playoff-clinching game ended in a shootout win over the New Jersey Devils with minor league goalie Wade Dubielewicz poke-checking Sergei Brylin.[7] The team expressed pride that they qualified because many NHL preview predictions had the Isles slated to finish at or near the bottom of the standings. They lost their first round matchup with the Buffalo Sabres, the NHL's best team during the regular season, in 5 games. The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Wade Dubielewicz (born January 30, 1979 in Invermere, British Columbia), is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who plays for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Dubielewicz went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders on May 26, 2003. ... Sergei Brylin (born January 13, 1974 in Moscow, USSR) is a forward on New Jersey Devils NHL team since 1994. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ...


Milbury resigned his post in Wang's organization in May of 2007, saying he missed making day-to-day hockey decisions.[8][9] The team announced that they would buy out Alexei Yashin's contract in June of 2007.[10] Smyth, Viktor Kozlov, Jason Blake, Tom Poti, and Richard Zednik also left in July 2007 via free agency. Alexei Valeryevich Yashin (Алексей Валерьевич Яшин, Aleksej Valerjevič Jašin, born in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia, on November 5, 1973) is a professional hockey player who has signed on to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. ...


Days later, the Islanders signed Bill Guerin, who assumed the captaincy, to a two-year contract. Also in the offseason, free agents Mike Comrie, Ruslan Fedotenko, Andy Sutton, Jon Sim and Josef Vasicek joined the team. William Robert Guerin (born November 9, 1970, in Worcester, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey right wing in the NHL, playing for the San Jose Sharks. ... Mike William Comrie (born September 11, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays center with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. ... Ice hockey player Ruslan Fedotenko (Руслан Федотенко) was born January 18, 1979 in Kiev, Ukraine. ... Andy Sutton (born March 10, 1975 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently is a free agent and rumored to have signed with the Buffalo Sabres, and most recently a member of the Atlanta Thrashers. ... Jonathan Sim (born September 29, 1977 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Josef Vasicek (born 12 September 1980 in Havlickuv Brod, Czechoslovakia) is an ice hockey centreman who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. Vasicek was drafted 91st overall by the Hurricanes in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. ...


On November 3, 2007 Al Arbour returned to coach his 1500th game for the Islanders at the behest of Ted Nolan, who wanted Arbour's regular season games coached total to reach 1500, a round number. The Islanders won the game, which extended Arbour's National Hockey League record for most games coached with one team and extended his NHL record 740 regular season wins with one team.[11] Afterwards, in a post-game ceremony, the Islanders raised a new banner to honor Arbour's 1500th game coached for the Islanders.[12]


Islanders Jerseys

The Islanders debuted in 1972 with traditional-style jerseys: either white with orange and royal blue stripes near the waistline and on the sleeves or royal blue with white and orange stripes. The design remained largely the same, save for minor tweaks, through the 1994-95 season. The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...

The shoulder logo of the Islanders
The shoulder logo of the Islanders

Prior to the 1995-96 season, team executives decided to change the jersey. The fisherman logo replaced the "NY" circular design, and the new uniforms incorporated navy blue and a brighter orange and introduced teal and grey shades as well. The team was seeking increased merchandise revenues, with the outward justification of connecting the team more overtly to Long Island. The jersey included a lighthouse shoulder patch, a nod to the Montauk Lighthouse, and featured uneven stripes resembling an ocean wave near the waistline, on the sleeves, and across the shoulders. All of the numbering and lettering on the jerseys also followed the wave pattern. Late in the season, the team decided to do away with the fisherman logo, but league rules forbade them from switching jersey designs for the 1996-97 season on only a few months' notice. Instead, the Islanders debuted their first third jersey, which was identical to the jerseys then worn by the team except that it used the circular "NY" crest in place of the fisherman. The team wore this jersey in approximately fifteen games during the 1996-97 season and adopted it permanently for 1997-98. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Montauk Lighthouse Montauk Point State Park is located at the eastern tip of Long Island, New York in Suffolk County. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... A third jersey or alternate jersey is a sports teams alternate design for the previously established other two jerseys, the home and away outfits. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


Prior to the 1998-99 season, the team's new ownership reverted to the initial traditional design but kept the navy blue and bright orange from the "wave" era jersey. They added a shoulder patch of four bars, alternating in color, to represent the Islanders' four straight Stanley Cup championships. The new design also changed the borders around the numbers and "C" and "A" letters: instead of leaving no space between the orange border and the white or blue numbers, the jersey featured a raised outline. A third jersey was introduced in 2003. It was orange and had navy blue stripes, outlined in white, going vertically on the sleeves and then cutting horizontally on the bottom of the sleeve. The navy blue stripes came out of the sleeve diagonally and jabbed out to a point into the bottom of the jersey. The team wore these jerseys through the 2006-07 season. A third jersey or alternate jersey is a sports teams alternate design for the previously established other two jerseys, the home and away outfits. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

New 2007-08 jerseys

For the 2007-08 season, all NHL teams changed over to the Rbk Edge jersey system. The design of the Islanders Rbk Edge jersey is similar to the prior generation, with a few exceptions. The new jersey features uniform numbers on the right chest above the logo. The name plates are in two colored format- white on orange on the home navy blue jersey and navy blue on orange on the road white jersey. On the upper arms, between the elbow and shoulders, the jersey has an additional orange stripe, where prior jerseys had no stripe. The new jerseys have a thin stripe tracing around the shoulders, and they feature "retro" laces at the neck.[13] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Rbk Edge is the name of a new line of ice hockey jerseys designed by Reebok. ...


Season-by-season record

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Islanders. For the full season-by-season history, see New York Islanders seasons This is a list of seasons completed by the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. ...


Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes


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Season GP W L T1 OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2001-02 82 42 28 8 4 96 239 220 1255 2nd, Atlantic Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3-4 (Maple Leafs)
2002-03 82 35 34 11 2 83 224 231 1244 3rd, Atlantic Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Senators)
2003-04 82 38 29 11 4 91 237 210 1168 3rd, Atlantic Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Lightning)
2004-05 Season cancelled due to 2004-05 NHL Lockout
2005-06 82 36 40 6 78 230 278 1299 4th, Atlantic Did not qualify
2006-07 82 40 30 12 92 248 240 900 4th, Atlantic Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Sabres)
2007-08 23 13 9 1 27 56 61 - - -
1 As of the 2005-06 NHL season, all games will have a winner; the OTL column includes SOL (Shootout losses).

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Notable players

Current roster

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Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
34 Flag of Canada Wade Dubielewicz L 2003 Invermere, British Columbia
39 Flag of the United States Rick DiPietro R 2000 Winthrop, Massachusetts
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
2 Flag of Canada Aaron Johnson (IR) L 2007 Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
4 Flag of the United States Bryan Berard L 2007 Woonsocket, Rhode Island
8 Flag of Canada Bruno Gervais R 2003 Longueuil, Quebec
14 Flag of Canada Chris Campoli L 2005 North York, Ontario
24 Flag of the Czech Republic Radek Martinek R 1999 Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
25 Flag of Canada Andy Sutton L 2007 Kingston, Ontario
32 Flag of Canada Brendan WittA L 2006 Humboldt, Saskatchewan
44 Flag of the United States Freddy Meyer L 2007 Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
47 Flag of Canada Marc-Andre Bergeron L 2007 Saint-Louis-de-France, Quebec
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
7 Flag of Canada Trent Hunter RW R 2000 Red Deer, Alberta
10 Flag of the United States Richard Park RW R 2006 Seoul, South Korea
11 Flag of the United States Andy Hilbert LW L 2006 Lansing, Michigan
12 Flag of Canada Chris Simon LW L 2006 Wawa, Ontario
13 Flag of the United States Bill GuerinC RW R 2007 Worcester, Massachusetts
16 Flag of Canada Jon Sim (IR) LW L 2007 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
17 Flag of the United States Shawn Bates C R 2001 Melrose, Massachusetts
18 Flag of Canada Mike SillingerA C R 2006 Regina, Saskatchewan
20 Flag of Finland Sean Bergenheim LW L 2002 Helsinki, Finland
26 Flag of Ukraine Ruslan Fedotenko LW L 2007 Kiev, U.S.S.R.
63 Flag of the Czech Republic Josef Vasicek C L 2007 Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
81 Flag of Slovakia Miroslav Satan RW L 2005 Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
89 Flag of Canada Mike Comrie C L 2007 Edmonton, Alberta

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Chris Campoli (born July 9, 1984 in North York, Ontario) the oldest of three sons. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Radek Martínek (born August 31, 1976 in Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia) is an ice hockey defenceman who plays for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Martínek was an 8th round selection, 228th overall by the Islanders in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. ... The 1999 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26th at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Havlíčkův Brod is a town in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Andy Sutton (born March 10, 1975 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently is a free agent and rumored to have signed with the Buffalo Sabres, and most recently a member of the Atlanta Thrashers. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brendan Witt (born February 20, 1975 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders in the NHL. He is a defenseman. ... Jarome Iginla wears the C on his jersey as captain of the Calgary Flames. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... Location of Humboldt, Saskatchewan Humboldt is a small Saskatchewan city located 113 km east of Saskatoon at the junction of Highway 5 and Highway 20. ... 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Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Chris Simon (born January 30, 1972 in Wawa, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Chris Simon is the jerk who hit a guy in the head with his stick. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article on a place of local interest appears to contain only a small amount of verifiable information. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... William Robert Guerin (born November 9, 1970, in Worcester, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey right wing in the NHL, playing for the San Jose Sharks. ... Jarome Iginla wears the C on his jersey as captain of the Calgary Flames. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... For other uses, see Worcester (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jonathan Sim (born September 29, 1977 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Injured reserve is a special sports reserve list for professional teams to use if a player is injured and unable to play for the remainder of the season. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... Website:http://www. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Shawn Bates (b. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... 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Team captains


Edwin Vernon Shadow Westfall (born September 19, 1940 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1961 until 1978-79. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... Brent Colin Sutter (born 10 June 1962 in Viking, Alberta, Canada) is a retired National Hockey League (NHL) player and current owner, president, general manager and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League (WHL). ... Patrick Flatley (born 3 October 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 14 seasons between 1983 and 1997. ... For the politician, see Brian McCabe. ... Trevor Linden, OBC, (ancestrally van der Linden) (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ... Alexei Valeryevich Yashin (Алексей Валерьевич Яшин, Aleksej Valerjevič Jašin, born in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia, on November 5, 1973) is a professional hockey player who has signed on to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. ... William Robert Guerin (born November 9, 1970, in Worcester, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey right wing in the NHL, playing for the San Jose Sharks. ...

Hall of Famers

Players
Builders
  • Al Arbour, Head coach, 1973-86 & 1988-94, 2007, inducted 1996
  • Bill Torrey, GM, VP, President, & Chairman of the Board, 1972-92, inducted 1995

Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Alger Joseph Arbour (born November 1, 1932 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) was a player and was a coach in the National Hockey League. ... Bill Torrey was a General Mangager and executive in the National Hockey League. ...

Retired Numbers & Honored Individuals

The Islanders retired numbers at the Coliseum
The Islanders retired numbers at the Coliseum
  • 5 Denis Potvin, D, 1973-88, number retired February 1, 1992
  • 9 Clark Gillies, LW, 1974-86, number retired December 7, 1996
  • 19 Bryan Trottier, C, 1975-90, number retired October 20, 2001
  • 22 Mike Bossy, RW, 1977-87, number retired March 3, 1992
  • 23 Bob Nystrom, RW, 1973-86, number retired April 1, 1995
  • 31 Billy Smith , G, 1972-89, number retired February 20, 1993
  • °739 Al Arbour Head Coach, 1973-86 & 1988-94, banner raised January 25, 1997 (in honor of his 739 regular season coaching wins with the Islanders)
  • 1500 Al Arbour Head Coach, 1973-86, 1988-94 & November 3, 2007, banner raised at end of game, November 3, 2007 (in honor of the 1500th regular season game he coached for the Islanders)
  • Bill Torrey, GM, VP, President, & Chairman of the Board, 1972-92, (his banner features the words "The Architect" and a bowtie, which was his trademark, in place of a number)
  • Bob Bourne, LW, 1974-86, inducted in Islanders Hall of Fame, November 25, 2006

All of the above are members of the team's Hall of Fame. A banner honors this accomplishment as well. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 869 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 869 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Bob Nystrom (born October 10, 1952 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former ice hockey right-winger. ... Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... Alger Joseph Arbour (born November 1, 1932 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) was a player and was a coach in the National Hockey League. ... Alger Joseph Arbour (born November 1, 1932 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) was a player and was a coach in the National Hockey League. ... Bill Torrey was a General Mangager and executive in the National Hockey League. ... Bob Bourne (born 21 June 1954 in Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL between 1974 and 1988. ...


°739 Banner was lowered and removed on November 3, 2007, a new banner commemorating his 740th win will be re-retired later in the 2007-08 season


First-round draft picks


The 1972 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... William Edward Harris (b. ... 1973 DRAFT HISTORY The 11th NHL Amateur Draft was the first to be held on a separate day from other league activities on May 15th, 1973 at Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec so it would not overshadow the rest of the league meetings. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... The 1974 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... The 1975 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... Pat Price (born March 24, 1955 in Nelson, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 726 NHL games over the course of his career. ... The 1976 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... Alex McKendry (born November 21, 1956 in Midland, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player who played 46 games in the National Hockey League. ... The 1977 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The 1978 NHL Amateur Draft occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec on June 15, 1978. ... Steve Tambellini (born on May 14, 1958 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a former NHL player and is currently the Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Vancouver Canucks hockey franchise in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The 1979 NHL Entry Draft took place on August 9, 1979 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... Duane Calvin Sutter (born March 16, 1960 in Viking, Alberta) is a Canadian former forward player and former head coach in the National Hockey League. ... The 1980 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum. ... Brent Colin Sutter (born 10 June 1962 in Viking, Alberta, Canada) is a retired National Hockey League (NHL) player and current owner, president, general manager and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League (WHL). ... The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was a draft held in Montreal,Quebec. ... Born in 1963, Paul Boutilier was a former player with the New York Islanders playing Defense. ... The 1982 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Patrick Flatley (born 3 October 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 14 seasons between 1983 and 1997. ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Gerald Diduck (born April 6, 1965 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. ... jk;lkkkl;l [popiopi ... Duncan MacPherson (born February 3, 1966 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, presumed death August 1989 in Austria) was a professional ice hockey player who died under mysterious circumstances. ... The first draft outside of Montreal. ... Brad Dalgarno (born August 11, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right wing. ... Derek King (born February 11, 1967, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey left wing who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1986-87 until 1999-00. ... The 1986 NHL Entry Draft was held on 21 June, at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Tom Fitzgerald (born August 28, 1968 in Billerica, Massachusetts) is a professional hockey player who has played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. ... Draft order Round 1 Category: ... Dean Chynoweth (born October 30, 1968 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins. ... The 1988 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Kevin Cheveldayoff (born February 4, 1970, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. ... The 1989 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. ... Dave Chyzowski (born July 11, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who was selected second overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders after a stellar junior career with the Kamloops Blazers. ... B.C. Place, Vancouver, British Columbia The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held June 16th at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Scott Scissons (born October 29, 1971, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a former National Hockey League center. ... The 1991 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 22th at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. ... Scott Lachance (born 22 October 1972 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for Kloten in the Swiss League. ... The 1992 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 20th at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Darius Kasparaitis (born October 16, 1972 in ElektrÄ—nai, U.S.S.R.) is an ethnic Lithuanian professional ice hockey defenseman, also known by the nickname Kaspar. He has Russian citizenship and plays for the Russian national hockey team. ... The 1993 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 26, 1993 at le Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec. ... Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Anaheim Ducks. ... The NHL entry draft occurs during the off season and consists of amateur players being selected for national teams. ... Brett Alexander Blake Lindros (born December 2, 1975, in London, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who used to play in the National Hockey League appearing in 51 games for the New York Islanders from 1994-1996. ... The 1995 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Edmonton Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Wade Redden (born June 12, 1977, in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) is a professional ice hockey defenceman for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... The 1996 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Kiel Arena in St. ... Jean-Pierre Dumont (born April 1, 1978 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Nashville Predators. ... The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 21 June 1997. ... Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks. ... Eric Charles Brewer[1] (born April 17, 1979 in Vernon, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the St. ... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... Michael (Mike) Rupp (born on January 13, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a professional ice hockey player. ... The 1999 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26th at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Tim Connolly (born May 7, 1981 in Baldwinsville, New York) is an American ice hockey player in the NHL. Connolly played for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League prior to 1999. ... Taylor Pyatt was born August 19, 1981 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. ... Branislav Mezei, #5 (born October 8, 1980 in Nitra, Slovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey defenceman currently (2005) with the Florida Panthers of the NHL. He also played with the Slovak national ice hockey team in the 2001 and 2004 Mens World Ice Hockey Championships. ... Kristian Kudroc (born May 21, 1981, in Michalovce, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey defenseman. ... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... Rick DiPietro (born September 19, 1981 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the NHLs New York Islanders. ... Raphael Raffi Torres (b. ... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... The 2002 NHL Entry Draft was held June 22-23 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Sean Bergenheim (born February 8, 1984, Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player. ... The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Robert Nilsson (born on January 10, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a NHL player for the New York Islanders. ... The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Petteri Nokelainen (born January 16, 1986 in Imatra, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ... The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. ... Ryan OMarra (born 9 June 1987 in Tokyo, Japan) is a professional ice hockey player. ... The 2006 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... Kyle Okposo (born April 14, 1988 in St. ... The 2007 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ...

Franchise scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Islanders player

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Bryan Trottier C 1123 500 853 1353 1.20
Mike Bossy RW 752 573 553 1126 1.50
Denis Potvin D 1060 310 742 1052 .99
Clark Gillies LW 872 304 359 663 .76
Brent Sutter C 694 287 323 610 .88
Pat LaFontaine C 530 287 279 566 1.07
John Tonelli LW 594 206 338 544 .92
Bob Bourne C 814 238 304 542 .67
Bob Nystrom RW 900 235 278 513 .57
Derek King LW 638 211 288 499 .78

Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... Brent Colin Sutter (born 10 June 1962 in Viking, Alberta, Canada) is a retired National Hockey League (NHL) player and current owner, president, general manager and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League (WHL). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... John A. Tonelli (born March 23, 1957 in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] was a National Hockey League center. ... Bob Bourne (born 21 June 1954 in Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL between 1974 and 1988. ... Bob Nystrom (born October 10, 1952 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former ice hockey right-winger. ... Derek King (born February 11, 1967, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey left wing who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1986-87 until 1999-00. ...

NHL awards and trophies

Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...

  • 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... Clarence S. Campbell Bowl at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, or the Campbell Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy awarded to the Western Conference playoff champions. ...

  • 1977-78, 1978-79, 1980-81

Prince of Wales Trophy The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article is about the trophy. ...

  • 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84

Art Ross Trophy The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ...

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ...

Calder Memorial Trophy Edwin Vernon Shadow Westfall (born September 19, 1940 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1961 until 1978-79. ... The 1976-77 NHL season was the 60th season of the National Hockey League. ... Mark Fitzpatrick (born November 13, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ...

Conn Smythe Trophy Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... The 1973-74 NHL season was the 57th season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan Wallace Berard (b. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...

Frank J. Selke Trophy Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... Robert Thomas Butch Goring (born October 22, 1949 in St. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ...

Hart Memorial Trophy Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ...

Jack Adams Award Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ...

James Norris Memorial Trophy Alger Joseph Arbour (born November 1, 1932 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) was a player and was a coach in the National Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Norris Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues top defenceman. ...

King Clancy Memorial Trophy Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community. ...

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ...

Lester Patrick Trophy Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Pierre Turgeon (born 28 August 1969 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Colorado Avalanche. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Lester Patrick Trophy has been has presented by the National Hockey League since 1966 to honour a recipients contribution to hockey in the United States. ...

Vezina Trophy Bill Torrey was a General Mangager and executive in the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... Alger Joseph Arbour (born November 1, 1932 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) was a player and was a coach in the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Ken Morrow (born October 17, 1956 in Flint, Michigan was American ice hockey defenseman. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ...

William M. Jennings Trophy Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... William M. Jennings Trophy at the Hockey Hall of Fame The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual award given to the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team in the National Hockey League with the fewest goals scored against it. ...

NHL All-Rookie Team Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... Roland Joseph Rollie Melanson (Born June 28, 1960 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a former Goaltender in the NHL. // Junior Career Rollie Melanson played 3 years of His Junior Career with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL followed by 1 season with the Oshawa Generals. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers Association from the best rookies in the National Hockey League at each position for the season just concluded based on their performance in that year. ...

First All-Star Team The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... As a member of the New York Islanders, David Volek is best remembered for scoring an overtime goal that eliminated the two time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins from the Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Vladimir Malakhov (Russian: Владимир Малахов, Vladimir Malachov; born August 30, 1968 in Yekaterinburg, Russia) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan Wallace Berard (b. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Second All-Star Team The classic NHL shield logo The 1974-75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... Glenn Chico Resch was born on the 10th of July, 1948 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. ... The 1976-77 NHL season was the 60th season of the National Hockey League. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... John A. Tonelli (born March 23, 1957 in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] was a National Hockey League center. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... Roland Joseph Rollie Melanson (Born June 28, 1960 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a former Goaltender in the NHL. // Junior Career Rollie Melanson played 3 years of His Junior Career with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL followed by 1 season with the Oshawa Generals. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ...

Franchise individual records

Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Brian Phillip Curran (born November 5, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ... Chris Osgood (born November 26, 1972 in Peace River, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Rick DiPietro (born September 19, 1981 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the NHLs New York Islanders. ...

Current Television Announcers And Commentators

Howie Rose (born 1954) is an American sportscaster with the New York Mets and the New York Islanders for WFAN and Fox Sports New York. ... Billy Jaffe (born April 2, 1969) is a color analyst for the New York Islanders on Fox Sports Net New York. ... Deb Kaufman is the New York Islanders ice-level reporter on the teams television games which air over FSN New York and its sister network MSG. In addition to her role on Islander broadcasts, Kaufman on occasion hosts MSG,NY on the MSG network, and has filled in on...

See also

National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including the finalists/challengers. ...

References

  1. ^ Bryan Trottier's career hockey statistics. Hockeydb.com. Retrieved on September 19, 2006.
  2. ^ Stan Fischler and Chris Botta, Pride and Passion: 25 Years of the New York Islanders, page 158.
  3. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/capitals/longterm/1998/stanleycup/history/history.htm
  4. ^ Isles shake up draft. SLAM Sports. Retrieved on September 19, 2006.
  5. ^ DiPietro Signed to Fifteen Year Deal. Newyorkislanders.com. Retrieved on September 19, 2006.
  6. ^ Oilers trade forward Smyth to Islanders. tsn.ca. Retrieved on February 27, 2007.
  7. ^ http://islanders.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=307539&page=NewsPage&service=page
  8. ^ http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spisles0530,0,2782722.story?coll=ny-sports-headlines
  9. ^ http://newyorkislanders.com/pressbox/archive.asp?id=1648
  10. ^ http://newyorkislanders.com/pressbox/archive.asp?id=1654
  11. ^ http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/ny-spisles035445063nov03,0,6253574.story
  12. ^ http://islanders.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=342184&page=NewsPage&service=page
  13. ^ http://islanders.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=336012
  14. ^ Hockeydb.com, New York Islanders season statistics and records.
  15. ^ http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=StandingsPage
  16. ^ http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/articles/20050803/637420-p.html

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Works Cited

  • Stan Fischler and Chris Botta, Pride and Passion: 25 Years of the New York Islanders
  • Alan Hahn, Fish Sticks: The Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
  • Alan Hahn, Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders

External links

  • Official website of the New York Islanders
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions
1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83
Succeeded by
Edmonton Oilers

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The New York Islanders hockey club was conceived as the NHL decided to put a hockey team in the newly built Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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