On Friday, the Islanders unveiled beautiful brass plaques for the Islanders hall of fame that will be constructed for the Lighthouse Project. In the meantime, the plaques will be displayed outside of the Islanders locker room so the players can see them and draw from their meaning as they head down towards the ice.
Per the New York Islanders website:
The Nassau Coliseum may not be getting any younger, but the Islanders locker room area became much more eye-catching thanks to Charles Wang and the Islanders organization.
With the founding of the Islanders Hall of Fame last season, which includes Bill Torrey, Al Arbour, Denis Potvin, Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Billy Smith, Bobby Nystrom, Clark Gillies and Bob Bourne, Friday marked the official unveiling of the Hall of Fame plaques. The event was part of the Allstate Core of the Four weekend that concludes Sunday with the final Allstate Core of the Four celebration when the Islanders host the Florida Panthers at 2 pm.
Legendary Islanders play-by-play man Jiggs McDonald served as Master of Ceremonies for the exclusive event for sponsors and members of the Islanders Business Club, which also featured the Stanley Cup.
I was able to snap some close-up pictures of each of the pictures after yesterday’s game. You can access the pictures in the gallery.
Here is a quick sampling: