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New York Islanders
League: NHL | Official team website
Team colours:  Royal Blue + Orange + White
Town:  Uniondale, NY
Founded:  1972
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 # Player A BornBirthplaceHt Wt SCtrctCap Hit  
#7  Matt Carkner (D) 33 1980-11-03 Winchester, ON, CAN193 105 R14/15 $1,500,000  
#27  Anders Lee (C) 23 1990-07-03 St. Paul, MN, USA191 103 L13/14 $1,750,000  
#36  Eric Boulton (LW) 37 1976-08-17 Halifax, NS, CAN185 102 L14/15 $550,000  
#45  Anders Nilsson (G) 24 1990-03-19 Luleå, SWE195 100 L13/14 $1,750,000  
#3  Travis Hamonic (D)   23 1990-08-16 St. Malo, MB, CAN188 98 R19/20 $3,857,143  
#17  Matt Martin (LW/RW) 24 1989-05-08 Windsor, ON, CAN190 95 L15/16 $1,000,000  
#15  Cal Clutterbuck (RW/LW) 26 1987-11-18 Welland, ON, CAN180 94 R16/17 $2,750,000  
#24  Kevin Czuczman (D) 23 1991-01-09 Port Elgin, ON, CAN191 93 L14/15 $925,000  
#4  Radek Martínek (D) 37 1976-08-31 Havlickuv Brod, CZE182 93 R13/14 $600,000  
#37  Brian Strait (D) 26 1988-01-04 Waltham, MA, USA185 93 L15/16 $775,000  
#13  Colin McDonald (RW) 29 1984-09-30 Wethersfield, CT, USA191 92 R14/15 $637,500  
#21  Kyle Okposo (RW)   26 1988-04-16 St. Paul, MN, USA185 91 R15/16 $2,800,000  
#91  John Tavares (C)     23 1990-09-20 Mississauga, ON, CAN183 91 L17/18 $5,500,000  
#20  Evgeni Nabokov (G) 38 1975-07-25 Öskemen, KAZ183 90 L13/14 $3,250,000  
#11  Lubomir Visnovsky (D) 37 1976-08-11 Topolcany, SVK 178 89 L14/15 $4,750,000  
#14  Thomas Hickey (D) 25 1989-02-08 Calgary, AB, CAN180 88 L14/15 $675,000  
#29  Brock Nelson (C) 22 1991-10-15 Minneapolis, MN, USA193 87 L14/15 $2,825,000  
#53  Casey Cizikas (C) 23 1991-02-27 Mississauga, ON, CAN180 86 L13/14 $900,000  
#44  Calvin de Haan (D) 22 1991-05-09 Carp, ON, CAN185 85 L13/14 $870,000  
#12  Josh Bailey (C/LW) 24 1989-10-02 Oshawa, ON, CAN183 85 L17/18 $3,300,000  
#40  Michael Grabner (LW/RW) 26 1987-10-05 Villach, AUT185 85 L15/16 $3,000,000  
#18  Ryan Strome (C/RW) 20 1993-07-11 Mississauga, ON, CAN185 85 R15/16 $863,333  
#51  Frans Nielsen (C)   30 1984-04-24 Herning, DEN183 84 L15/16 $2,750,000  
Position: G:2 D:8 F:13 | Av Age: 27 years | Av Ht: 185.83 cm | Av Wt: 91.91 kg | Compare with other teams Compare data to other teams
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 John Tavares      Frans Nielsen      Kyle Okposo      Travis Hamonic    

Head Coach Jack Capuano Dir. of Professional Scouting Ken Morrow
Asst. Coach Matt Bertani Franchise Owner Charles Wang
Asst. Coach Brent Thompson Scout David Hymovitz
Asst. Coach Doug Weight Scout Matti Kautto
Goaltending Coach Mike Dunham Scout Tim MacLean
General Manager Garth Snow Scout Dennis Maxwell
Conditioning Coach Derrek Douglas Scout Don McDuff
Development Coach Bernie Cassell Scout Jeff Napierala
Development Coach Bob Corkum Scout Chris O'Sullivan
Development Coach Trent Klatt Scout Mario Saraceno
Dir. of Amateur Scouting Trent Klatt Scout Jayson Saraceno
Dir. of European Scouting Veli-Pekka Kautonen Senior Advisor Doug Weight
Dir. of Player Development Eric Cairns


Links

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Affiliated Teams

- Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
- Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Interesting Facts

League: NHL
Average Age: 27 years
Average Ht: 185.83 cm
Average Wt: 91.91 kg
12 players
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New York Islanders experience: 3898 GP
NHL experience: 6386 GP
WC experience: 186 GP
OG experience: 37 GP
SHL experience: 275 GP
Liiga experience: 27 GP
KHL experience: 54 GP
Czech experience: 239 GP
AHL experience: 2516 GP
NLA experience: 28 GP

 Season League GP W T L OW OL TP # Postseason
2013 - 2014 NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 79 8 Did not make playoffs
2012 - 2013 NHL 48 24 - 17 - 7 55 8 Conference QF loss
2011 - 2012 NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 79 27 Did not make playoffs
2010 - 2011 NHL 82 30 - 39 - 13 73 27 Did not make playoffs
2009 - 2010 NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 79 26 Did not make playoffs


Complete transfer coverage
Date Status Player From To Source 
04/14/2014 Up/Down Matt Donovan (D) New York Islanders Bridgeport Sound Tigers Reassigned 
04/14/2014 Up/Down Scott Mayfield (D) New York Islanders Bridgeport Sound Tigers Reassigned 
04/14/2014 Up/Down Brett Gallant (F) New York Islanders Bridgeport Sound Tigers Reassigned 
04/14/2014 Up/Down Justin Johnson (F) New York Islanders Bridgeport Sound Tigers Reassigned 
04/14/2014 Up/Down Mike Halmo (F) New York Islanders Bridgeport Sound Tigers Reassigned 
04/14/2014 Up/Down Johan Sundström (F) New York Islanders Bridgeport Sound Tigers Reassigned 
04/14/2014 Up/Down John Persson (F) New York Islanders Bridgeport Sound Tigers Reassigned 
04/11/2014 Up/Down Justin Johnson (F) Bridgeport Sound Tigers New York Islanders Recalled 



 
Arena Name: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Location: Uniondale, NY
Capacity: 16250
Construction Year: 1972

 Season Team League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1983 - 1984 New York Islanders NHL 80 50 4 26 - - 357269 104 2 Final loss
1984 - 1985 New York Islanders NHL 80 40 6 34 - - 345312 86 9 Conference SF loss
1985 - 1986 New York Islanders NHL 80 39 12 29 - - 327284 90 5 Conference QF loss
1986 - 1987 New York Islanders NHL 80 35 12 33 - - 279281 82 9 Conference SF loss
1987 - 1988 New York Islanders NHL 80 39 10 31 - - 308267 88 6 Conference QF loss
1988 - 1989 New York Islanders NHL 80 28 5 47 - - 265325 61 20 Did not make playoffs
1989 - 1990 New York Islanders NHL 80 31 11 38 - - 281288 73 16 Conference QF loss
1990 - 1991 New York Islanders NHL 80 25 10 45 - - 223290 60 19 Did not make playoffs
1991 - 1992 New York Islanders NHL 80 34 11 35 - - 291299 79 14 Did not make playoffs
1992 - 1993 New York Islanders NHL 84 40 7 37 - - 335297 87 13 Conference Final loss
1993 - 1994 New York Islanders NHL 84 36 12 36 - - 282264 84 15 Conference QF loss
1994 - 1995 New York Islanders NHL 48 15 5 28 - - 126158 35 25 Did not make playoffs
1995 - 1996 New York Islanders NHL 82 22 10 50 - - 229315 54 24 Did not make playoffs
1996 - 1997 New York Islanders NHL 82 29 12 41 - - 240250 70 22 Did not make playoffs
1997 - 1998 New York Islanders NHL 82 30 11 41 - - 212225 71 19 Did not make playoffs
1998 - 1999 New York Islanders NHL 82 24 10 48 - - 194244 58 25 Did not make playoffs
1999 - 2000 New York Islanders NHL 82 24 9 48 - 1 194275 58 26 Did not make playoffs
2000 - 2001 New York Islanders NHL 82 21 7 51 - 3 185268 52 30 Did not make playoffs
2001 - 2002 New York Islanders NHL 82 42 8 28 - 4 239220 96 8 Conference QF loss
2002 - 2003 New York Islanders NHL 82 35 11 34 - 2 224231 83 16 Conference QF loss
2003 - 2004 New York Islanders NHL 82 38 11 29 - 4 237210 91 15 Conference QF loss
2005 - 2006 New York Islanders NHL 82 36 - 40 - 6 230278 78 24 Did not make playoffs
2006 - 2007 New York Islanders NHL 82 40 - 30 - 12 248240 92 17 Conference QF loss
2007 - 2008 New York Islanders NHL 82 35 - 38 - 9 194243 79 26 Did not make playoffs
2008 - 2009 New York Islanders NHL 82 26 - 47 - 9 201279 61 30 Did not make playoffs
2009 - 2010 New York Islanders NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 222264 79 26 Did not make playoffs
2010 - 2011 New York Islanders NHL 82 30 - 39 - 13 229264 73 27 Did not make playoffs
2011 - 2012 New York Islanders NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 203255 79 27 Did not make playoffs
2012 - 2013 New York Islanders NHL 48 24 - 17 - 7 139139 55 8 Conference QF loss 
2013 - 2014 New York Islanders NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 225267 79 8 Did not make playoffs 
Currently showing the 30 latest seasons, click to view complete team history (41 seasons total)



- #5 Denis Potvin (D) - #19 Bryan Trottier (F) - #23 Bob Nystrom (F)
- #9 Clark Gillies (F) - #22 Mike Bossy (F) - #31 Billy Smith (G)




- 1940 Ed Westfall (F) - 1956 Bryan Trottier (F) - 1972 Zigmund Pálffy (F)
- 1949 Butch Goring (F) - 1957 Mike Bossy (F) - 1972 Darius Kasparaitis (D)
- 1950 Billy Smith (G) - 1957 John Tonelli (F) - 1973 Alexei Yashin (F)
- 1952 Anders Kallur (F) - 1960 Tomas Jonsson (D) - 1974 Kenny Jönsson (D)
- 1952 Bob Nystrom (F) - 1962 Brent Sutter (F) - 1976 Radek Martínek (D)
- 1953 Denis Potvin (D) - 1965 Pat LaFontaine (F) - 1977 Bryan Berard (D)
- 1954 Clark Gillies (F) - 1965 Mikko Mäkelä (F) - 1981 Rick DiPietro (G)
- 1954 Bob Bourne (F) - 1969 Pierre Turgeon (F) - 1983 Matt Moulson (F)
- 1954 Stefan Persson (D) - 1971 Doug Weight (F) - 1990 John Tavares (F)



# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Sean Bentivoglio (F) 2013 - 2014 Asiago Italy 39 26 42 68 34
2.   James Wisniewski (D) 2013 - 2014 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 7 44 51 61
3.   Rob Collins (F) 2013 - 2014 Brampton Beast CHL 39 15 31 46 53
4.   Mark Streit (D) 2013 - 2014 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 10 34 44 44
5.   Olli Jokinen (F) 2013 - 2014 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 18 25 43 62
6.   Cole Jarrett (D) 2013 - 2014 Villacher SV Austria 50 14 29 43 52
7.   Keith Aucoin (F) 2013 - 2014 Chicago Wolves AHL 62 11 32 43 24
8.   Mike York (F) 2013 - 2014 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 38 17 24 41 33
9.   Zdeno Chára (D) 2013 - 2014 Boston Bruins NHL 77 17 23 40 66
10.   Aaron Johnson (D) 2013 - 2014 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 75 4 36 40 70
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# Player GP G A TP
1.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 853 1353
2.   Mike Bossy (F) 752 573 553 1126
3.   Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 742 1052
4.   Clark Gillies (F) 872 304 359 663
5.   Brent Sutter (F) 694 287 323 610
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# Player GP G A TP
1.   Mike Bossy (F) 752 573 553 1126
2.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 853 1353
3.   Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 742 1052
4.   Clark Gillies (F) 872 304 359 663
5.   Brent Sutter (F) 694 287 323 610
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# Player GP G A TP
1.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 853 1353
2.   Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 742 1052
3.   Mike Bossy (F) 752 573 553 1126
4.   Clark Gillies (F) 872 304 359 663
5.   John Tonelli (F) 594 206 338 544
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# Player GP G TP PIM
1.   Mick Vukota (F) 509 16 45 1879
2.   Rich Pilon (D) 509 6 60 1525
3.   Garry Howatt (F) 596 93 213 1466
4.   Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 1052 1356
5.   Bob Nystrom (F) 900 235 513 1248
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# Player GP G A TP
1.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 853 1353
2.   Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 742 1052
3.   Bob Nystrom (F) 900 235 278 513
4.   Clark Gillies (F) 872 304 359 663
5.   Bob Bourne (F) 814 238 304 542
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# Player GP G TP PPG
1.   Mike Bossy (F) 752 573 1126 1.497
2.   Pierre Turgeon (F) 255 147 340 1.333
3.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 1353 1.205
4.   Pat LaFontaine (F) 530 287 566 1.068
5.   Zigmund Pálffy (F) 331 168 331 1.000
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# Player Season League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Mike Bossy (F) 1981 - 1982 NHL 80 64 83 147 22
2.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1978 - 1979 NHL 76 47 87 134 50
3.   Pierre Turgeon (F) 1992 - 1993 NHL 83 58 74 132 26
4.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1981 - 1982 NHL 80 50 79 129 88
5.   Mike Bossy (F) 1978 - 1979 NHL 80 69 57 126 25
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# Player Season League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Mike Bossy (F) 1978 - 1979 NHL 80 69 57 126 25
2.   Mike Bossy (F) 1980 - 1981 NHL 79 68 51 119 32
3.   Mike Bossy (F) 1981 - 1982 NHL 80 64 83 147 22
4.   Mike Bossy (F) 1985 - 1986 NHL 80 61 62 123 14
5.   Mike Bossy (F) 1982 - 1983 NHL 79 60 58 118 20
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# Player Season League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1978 - 1979 NHL 76 47 87 134 50
2.   Mike Bossy (F) 1981 - 1982 NHL 80 64 83 147 22
3.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1981 - 1982 NHL 80 50 79 129 88
4.   Bryan Trottier (F) 1977 - 1978 NHL 77 46 77 123 46
5.   Pierre Turgeon (F) 1992 - 1993 NHL 83 58 74 132 26
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# Player Season League GP G A TP PIM
1.   Brian Curran (D) 1986 - 1987 NHL 68 0 10 10 356
2.   Zenon Konopka (F) 2010 - 2011 NHL 82 2 7 9 307
3.   Mick Vukota (F) 1991 - 1992 NHL 74 0 6 6 293
4.   Rich Pilon (D) 1997 - 1998 NHL 76 0 7 7 291
5.   Mick Vukota (F) 1989 - 1990 NHL 76 4 8 12 290
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Season Roster Link Average Height Average Weight Average Age
2013- 2014 View roster 185.83 cm | 6.01 ft 91.91 kg | 203 lbs 27.00 yrs
2012- 2013 View roster 185.73 cm | 6.01 ft 91.31 kg | 201 lbs 28.12 yrs
2011- 2012 View roster 185.03 cm | 6.01 ft 90.97 kg | 201 lbs 27.87 yrs
2010- 2011 View roster 185.00 cm | 6.01 ft 91.79 kg | 202 lbs 26.72 yrs
2009- 2010 View roster 184.78 cm | 6.01 ft 91.56 kg | 202 lbs 27.59 yrs
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314 players 19 players 8 players 2 players 1 players 1 players
108 players 14 players 3 players 2 players 1 players 1 players
22 players 10 players 3 players 1 players 1 players


Rnd # Player Born Birthplace Ht Wt

 2013

 1 #15 3 Ryan Pulock (D) 1994-10-06 Dauphin, MB, CAN 185 cm 99 kg
 3 #70 6 Eamon McAdam (G) 1994-09-24 Perkasie, PA, USA 188 cm 84 kg
 3 #76 6 Taylor Cammarata (C/LW) 1995-05-13 Plymouth, MN, USA 170 cm 71 kg
 4 #106 6 Stephon Williams (G) 1993-04-28 Fairbanks, AK, USA 188 cm 86 kg
 5 #136 1 Victor Crus Rydberg (C) 1995-03-21 Växjö, SWE 183 cm 86 kg
 6 #166 3 Alan Quine (C/LW) 1993-02-25 Belleville, ON, CAN 180 cm 82 kg
 7 #196 3 Kyle Burroughs (D) 1995-07-12 Langley, BC, CAN 180 cm 84 kg

 2012

 1 #4 3 Griffin Reinhart (D) 1994-01-24 West Vancouver, BC, CAN 192 cm 92 kg
 2 #34 2 Ville Pokka (D) 1994-06-03 Tornio, FIN 183 cm 89 kg
 3 #65 3 Adam Pelech (D) 1994-08-18 Toronto, ON, CAN 188 cm 98 kg
 4 #103 3 Loïc Leduc (D) 1994-06-14 Mercier, QC, CAN 201 cm 99 kg
 5 #125 6 Doyle Somerby (D) 1994-07-04 Marblehead, MA, USA 195 cm 101 kg
 6 #155 3 Jesse Graham (D) 1994-05-13 Toronto, ON, CAN 180 cm 78 kg
 7 #185 6 Jake Bischoff (D) 1994-07-25 Grand Rapids, MN, USA 183 cm 84 kg

 2011

 1 #5 3 Ryan Strome (C/RW) 1993-07-11 Mississauga, ON, CAN 185 cm 85 kg
 2 #34 6 Scott Mayfield (D) 1992-10-14 St. Louis, MO, USA 193 cm 91 kg
 2 #50 1 Johan Sundström (C/RW) 1992-09-21 Göteborg, SWE 190 cm 91 kg
 3 #63 9 Andrey Pedan (D) 1993-07-07 Kaunas, LTU 193 cm 92 kg
 4 #95 6 Robbie Russo (D) 1993-02-15 Westmont, IL, USA 183 cm 86 kg
 5 #125 1 John Persson (RW/LW) 1992-05-18 Östersund, SWE 187 cm 96 kg
 5 #127 3 Brenden Kichton (D) 1992-06-18 Spruce Grove, AB, CAN 183 cm 87 kg
 7 #185 3 Mitchell Theoret (C) 1993-06-08 Montréal, QC, CAN 188 cm 95 kg
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History:

The New York Islanders NHL franchise was founded in 1972 to counter possible expansion of the rival league WHA. A group of investors headed by Roy Boe, the owner of the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association, brought ice hockey to Long Island. The entry to the NHL cost Boe and his partners a total of $10 million with $6 million paid to the NHL as the entry fee and $4 million paid to the New York Rangers as compensation for moving into its territory.

The Islanders became a successful expansion franchise in the 1970s. It was performing strong on ice and had a solid fanbase, but the operating costs were higher than the income. By the end of 1977-1978 season the franchise had accrued a debt of some $22 million and the majority owner Roy Boe's basketball franchise was also in debt for another $20 million. Boe lost the control of the Islanders franchise after being sued by one of the minority owners for using Islanders funds to cover the costs of Boe's ailing basketball franchise.

Before the start of the 1978-79 season John Pickett, one of the many minority owners of the Islanders franchise, set to rescue the franchise burdened by debt. Pickett took on nearly half of the $42 million debt accrued by the New York Islanders and the New York Mets only in six years under Boe's guidance. He also provided the franchise $2 million from his own pocket and persuaded the other partners to provide another $2 million to operate the team.

Working alongside General Manager Bill Torrey Pickett was able to successfully restructure the franchise. By the end of the 1979-80, in just two years, Pickett managed to reduce the Islanders debt of $22 million to some $6.5 million and signed the franchise to a lucrative cable TV contract.

While John Pickett managed to turn around the franchise financially, the franchise management and hockey operations staff led by Bill Torrey, General Manager and President, and Al Arbour, Head Coach, brought tremendous success to Long Island by winning four consecutive Stanley Cups in the early 1980s. There was no shortage of talent in the Islanders roster during that era: future Hall of Fame inductees Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin, Billy Smith and Bryan Trottier.

Pickett was instrumental in saving the Islanders in 1978 and molding it into a powerhouse in the early 1980s. However, the successful financial restructuring, the lucrative cable TV contract and on ice success were only a part of his legacy. In 1985 Pickett signed a 30-year arena lease with the Nassau County and the arena management company, Spectacor Management Group (SMG). This meant that Islanders was slated to play in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum until 2015, a decision that came to haunt the franchise on multiple occasions.

Pickett was never particularly interested in operating the franchise himself and gradually lost interest in the franchise. He eventually stepped down as the Chairman of the Board and named Torrie in his place. In 1992 Pickett opted to first loan and then sell a portion of the franchise to local investors with the intent to further reduce his involvement in the franchise and to become a silent investor. The local investors were set to manage the franchise despite Pickett's role as the majority owner.

The latter half of the 1980s saw the Islanders gradually shift from a winning team to a losing team. With the likes of Bossy, Potvin and Smith retired by 1990, the General Manager Bill Torrey sought to rebuild the team. He sent Islanders star and future Hall of Fame inductee Pat LaFontaine to the Buffalo Sabres and captain Brent Sutter to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the likes of Uwe Krupp, Pierre Turgeon and Steve Thomas. However, the new management brought in had little patience and replaced Torrey as the General Manager with his assistant Don Maloney in time for the 1992-93 season.

Newly appointed Maloney first refrained from making clear changes to the Islanders roster with modest initial success, but by the end of the 1994-95 lockout season he pulled the trigger on a number of players to rebuild the team. His changes included sending fan favorite Pierre Turgeon and Vladimir Malakhov to the Montréal Canadiens for Kirk Muller and Mathieu Schneider, who were both gone in a year. Maloney himself was gone by the end of 1995-1996 season, having been replaced by Head Coach Mike Milbury.

The mid-1990s also saw the team management update the image of the team by changing the team logo, colors and uniforms. The new look and logo were disliked by the Islanders fans and mocked by fans of other teams. The mid-1990s era Islanders were referred to as the "Fishsticks" due to the resemblance of the logo to Gorton's Fisherman, an advertising character for seafood producer Gorton's. Management woes continued as Pickett first sold the franchise to Dallas businessman John Spano, who failed to meet payments to Pickett, and then finally to a group of investors headed by Phoenix Coyotes part-owner Steven Gluckstern.

Gluckstern and his associates, namely the Milstein brothers, were unable to run the team for profit in the already outdated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The new owners feuded with the arena owners and management due to the terms agreed between them and the previous owner John Pickett, which saw nearly all revenue go to arena management company SMG. The Islanders management responded with implying that they had interests in playing home games in other venues, including the Madison Square Garden, the home arena of the rival New York Rangers.

Unable to turn profit with a competitive team under the lease terms of the arena, the owners decided to cut spending accordingly. This led to salary dumping, which saw Islanders core players, such as Bryan Berard, Trevor Linden, Rich Pilon and Zigmund Pálffy, being traded mainly for draft picks. Unable to renegotiate the arena lease or secure a new arena, Gluckstern and the Milstein brothers sold the franchise to Computer Associates executives Sanjay Kumar and Charles Wang in 2000. Wang became the sole owner of the team in 2004 after Kumar's stake in the team.