New York Islanders

National Hockey League franchise in Long Island, New York

The New York Islanders are an ice hockey team that plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). They were a great team between 1980 and 1983, winning four Stanley Cups and a record 19 consecutive playoff series. The Islanders have played for most of their history in Nassau County, New York on Long Island. They played from 1972 to 2015 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, then temporarily moved to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center starting with the 2015–16 season.[3] However, Barclays Center proved to be less than desirable as a hockey venue, and the team returned to the Coliseum part-time in 2018–19 and 2019–20 and full-time in 2020–21.

New York Islanders
2022–23 New York Islanders season
Conference Eastern
Division Metropolitan
Founded 1972
History New York Islanders
Home arena UBS Arena
City Elmont, New York
Colors Royal blue, orange, white[1][2]
Owner(s) New York Hockey Holdings
General manager Lou Lamoriello
Head coach Patrick Roy
Captain Anders Lee
Minor league affiliates Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Worcester Railers (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 4 (1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83)
Conference championships 6 (1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84) [note 1]
Presidents' Trophies 0 [note 2]
Division championships 6 (1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1987–88)
Official website

In November 2021, the Islanders opened their current home of UBS Arena, next to the Belmont Park horse racing track in Elmont, a community next to the New York City borough of Queens.[4]


  1. "Orange & Blue + You". NHL Enterprises, L.P. August 15, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  2. "Islanders Brand Assets" (PDF). NHL Enterprises, L.P. November 28, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  3. "Islanders moving to Brooklyn". ESPN. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  4. "Islanders playing at UBS Arena for first time". Retrieved 2021-11-21.


  1. *Clarence S. Campbell Bowl (1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81)
    *Prince of Wales Trophy (1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84)
  2. The Presidents' Trophy was not introduced until 1985. Had the trophy existed since league inception, the Islanders franchise would have won three Presidents' Trophies. The winning seasons would have been 1978–79, 1980–81, and 1981–82.

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