Islanders Primary Logo
The New York Islanders have had a long and storied history, and their primary logo has changed many times over the years. The first iteration of the team’s logo came in 1972 when they were initially known as the New York Americans. This original design featured a red, white, and blue shield with an American eagle and two crossed hockey sticks behind it.
In 1975, when they became part of the NHL expansion teams and adopted their new name, “Islanders”; this was also accompanied by a change to their primary logo, which now featured an orange-and-blue shield that included four stripes at its base representing Long Island Sound's four counties: Nassau County (orange), Suffolk County (blue), Queens County (white), and Kings county(red). In addition to this, there was also an interlocking ‘NY’ for New York located within it. This version remained until 1995, when another redesign took place using more modernized colors such as navy blue instead of royal blue while still keeping all other elements intact from before.
Finally, in 1998, after several minor changes throughout those three years prior, A brand new look was unveiled featuring what is now considered one of the most recognizable logos in sports today: An orange fisherman silhouette that would become affectionately known simply as "Fisherman." Even though slight modifications have been made since then, such as changing out some colors or altering how certain elements are presented, the basic idea remains unchanged even up till the present day making Fisherman one of the most iconic symbols associated with not just Islanders but the entire National Hockey League itself!
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2011 - Present
Beginning in 2008, the Islanders introduced another modification to their original logo. The “new” logo, once again in royal blue, now features four orange stripes on the hockey stick instead of three, representing the four consecutive Stanley Cup titles in the 1980s. A wordmark “ISLANDERS” in orange on the bottom. The letters “NY” stand for the city of New York.
1999 - 2010
The original logo is brought back and the only change to the classic logo is its colors; as the team had replaced its original royal blue with navy, the logo was recolored to match. The letters “NY” stand for the city of New York.
Initials “NY” in white in a blue circle with a map of Long Island below in orange.
Temporary one-year-only logo created to quickly replace the infamous Fisherman logo in 1997.
1996 - 1997
Before the 1995 – 1996 season, the Islanders attempted to update their look. The result was the unveiling of a logo depicting a fisherman in a teal pancho and hat holding a striped hockey stick. A wordmark “ISLANDERS” in white with orange bottom border. A hockey net in the background.
1973 - 1995
An advertising executive named John Alogna from East Meadow hired Jacob Morris Strongin–a freelance graphic designer who resided in Syosset, L.I. who created the original version of the Islanders logo with the “NY” over a silhouette of part of Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk counties. Part of the “Y” is made to resemble a hockey stick, with three orange stripes near the bottom of the shaft and a puck located to the right of the stick blade. The Tip of the “I” ends in a point aimed at Uniondale, Nassau County, representing where the team’s home arena is located above the “Islanders” name at the bottom. The letters “NY” stand for the city of New York.