Islanders will not change colors for move to Brooklyn but third jersey possible

Thursday September 12th, 2013

The Islanders plan to keep their same colors when the team moves to Brooklyn in 2015. The Islanders plan to keep their same colors when the team moves to Brooklyn. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said Thursday that the New York Islanders will not change their team colors when they move to Brooklyn in 2015.

According to a tweet from Islanders and Rangers beat writer Christian Arnold of the New York Hockey Journal, Yormark said the team will keep the current color scheme of royal blue, orange and white but the team will in fact look to add a badge and a third jersey that "speaks to Brooklyn." Although more details weren't immediately available, it's possible the team adopts a scheme similar to the black and white colors adorned by the Barclays Center's first tenants, the Brooklyn Nets.

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Last spring, Yormark said when the Islanders leave the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for Brooklyn, it's possible that the team will "weave" the Nets' new colors into the team's new hockey jerseys.

"The colors black and white are the new badge of honor in Brooklyn. The question is, can we weave that into their color scheme, and create a connection to the fans here in Brooklyn?”
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