In case you missed it, James Trotz of the Boston Globe leaked a New York Islanders jersey and logo design online this past weekend, claiming that a source has indicated that it’ll be the team’s new third jersey for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Check it out:
PSA: I interrupt this College Football Saturday with the leaked Isles third jersey. Anon source says this is the legit design.
This morning, Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.com confirmed Trotz report, essentially making the news official.
Leak! An early look at the new alternate uniform for the New York Islanders via TwoTurtleDuffs
Through our sources, SportsLogosNet is able to confirm that this leak is indeed legit.
Check out this description of the new threads, courtesy of SportsLogos.net:
With just a few changes, the uniform is largely a throwback to their Stadium Series uniform, which was then adopted as their alternate uniform a year later, worn from 2013/14 to 2014/15. The uniform has a blue base with the “NY” from their primary logo on the chest in white, unlike the Stadium Series uniform the “NY” is not “chromified”, here it’s just the plain NY now with four orange diagonal lines (for four Stanley Cup victories) on the “Y”. This logo appears again on the pants.
his “NY” logo isn’t quite the same as what the Islanders have used in their primary logo and on their past “NY” alternate uniforms. The four diagonal orange stripes are the more obvious difference but the hockey stick part of the “Y” is straight here where it’s normally at a considerable slant.
A single thin orange stripe at the waist, orange and white stripes on each arm, a white, squared-off shoulder yoke which extends to the collar where it meets a very thin orange line at the neck. Numbers (on the sleeves at least) are orange with white trim, same goes for the captaincy patch.
The Islanders have yet to officially unveil the new uniforms or give any indication of when they may wear them next season, but with this leak now out there look for them to scramble and issue a media alert sometimes this week. What do you think, Isles fans? Pass or fail?
Here's a better look at the new design: