Isles Offer Mini-Lockers For Promos

The Islanders recently announced they will give out mini-lockers as promotional items during the 2014-15 season. The lockers are a representation of the team’s final season at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Billy Smith, Bobby Nystrom and Clark Gillies lockers will be released during the first half of the season. Expect all other players with retired numbers, as well as team captain John Tavares, to be released in the second half of the year.

Mini locker dates:
-Billy Smith, Nov. 22
-Bobby Nystrom, Dec. 6
-Clark Gillies, Dec. 13

One issue that popped up with this … Billy Smith’s locker has a regular player helmet and not a goalie mask. It’s all in the details! Let’s hope the team corrects this prior to the release in November.

The team said fans will be able to purchase merchandise that honors the history of Nassau Coliseum throughout the season.

Promo wish list
Some other items that would make sense as promos:
-Bobblehead of something historic that happened at the Coliseum (“The goal”, perhaps)
-Canvas art of a historic moment at the Coliseum
-Mini Coliseum statues (either in color or one metal tone)
-Pucks with the “Final Season” logo on them

chris vaccaro

Chris R. Vaccaro is a journalist, author and professor from Long Island. Vaccaro, who serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Topps Company's digital division, is an adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, the President of the Press Club of Long Island and has written five books about Long Island sports history.