12 Facts About New York Islanders

1. New York Islanders are unusual among professional sports teams in their use of a noncommercial radio station as its primary outlet.

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2. New York Islanders retired the Stadium Series third jersey after only one season, replacing it with a new black alternate that was unveiled to coincide with the team's move to Brooklyn.

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3. On May 22, 2018, the New York Islanders officially announced that former New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello was named their president of hockey operations, with "full authority over all hockey matters with the organization", and would become general manager on June 5, replacing Garth Snow.

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4. In June 2015, the New York Islanders selected forward Andong Song in the 6th round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, making him the first Chinese player to be drafted by an NHL team.

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5. New York Islanders barely squeezed past the Panthers to make the 1994 playoffs before being swept in a lopsided opening series by the first-place Rangers, who went on to win the Cup.

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6. The New York Islanders bowed out of the playoffs after a hard-fought five games, two of which went to overtime.

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7. In 1980, the New York Islanders dropped below the 100-point mark for the first time in five years, earning only 91 points.

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8. In 1976 and 1977, the New York Islanders were knocked out in the semi-finals by eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Montreal Canadiens.

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9. In 1975, the New York Islanders made one of the biggest turnarounds in NHL history.

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10. The New York Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships between 1980 and 1983, the seventh of eight dynasties recognized by the NHL in its history.

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11. The New York Islanders are one of three NHL franchises in the New York metropolitan area, along with the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers, and their fan base resides primarily on Long Island.

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12. New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in the New York metropolitan area.

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