Islanders Logo

Islanders Logo

One of the most known US ice hockey teams, New York Islanders have had almost the same logo throughout their history, with the exception of two seasons.

Meaning and history Islanders Logo

Logo Islanders

The earliest Islanders logo was developed by John Alogna from East Meadow. The emblem featured the name of the team (“NY Islanders”) over the map of Long Island, Nassau, and Suffolk. There was also a hockey stick “growing” out of the letter “Y”.

Now, look at the tip of the letter “I”. It is placed exactly where the team’s home arena was situated (Uniondale).

The “Fisherman” symbol Islanders

Islanders Symbol

Not long before the 1995/1996 season, the team decided to adopt a completely new emblem. It was created from scratch; virtually nothing was taken from the old New York Islanders symbol. At the center of the logo, there was a fisherman dressed in the teal clothes, with a hockey stick in his hands and rather an unfriendly look on his face. The net behind him emphasized the link between a hockey player and a fisherman once again.

Islanders emblem: 1998-present

Islanders Emblem

The “fisherman” emblem lasted not more than two seasons. In 1998 the club returned to its old logo, with a refreshed color scheme. Instead of the royal blue color, navy was used, which was the team’s official color back then. Also, the circle shape acquired an orange outline.

Eventually, in 2008 the Islanders got rid of navy and colored their logo in royal blue once again. As the result of it, the “new” and the old logotype were virtually identical, except for the 4 lines on the hockey stick and the orange outline.

Font of the Islanders Logo

The bold sans serif typeface used for the word “Islanders” looks traditional without being old-fashioned. The letters are slightly transformed in order to fit into the circular shape. The letters “NY” are given in a different, more solid type. The “Y” looks unique due to the “hockey stick effect”.

Color of the Islanders Logo

ny islanders logo

The current Islanders logo features three colors: royal blue, orange, and white. It seems a perfectly natural choice taking into consideration that these are the club’s official colors used for their uniforms, too.