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Team History

The team begins play in 1998-99. They will spend their first season in the AHL playing in the Atlantic Division along with Portland, Fredericton, Saint John and St. John's.

The first game is scheduled for October 9, 1998 agains the Portland Pirates.

Team Record Book

Achievement Date Player Opponent
First Goal 10/9/98 Mark Lawernce Portland
First Assist 10/9/98 Mike Gaul Portland
  10/9/98 Dean Malkoc Portland
First Minor 10/9/98 Mark Lawerence (Holding) Portland
First PPG 10/9/98 Sean Haggerty Portland
First SHG      
First Major 10/9/98 Dean Malkoc vs Mark Major (fighting) Portland
First Hat Trick 11/8/98 Mike Kennedy Portland
First Win 10/9/98 Marcel Cousineau Portland
First Tie 10/28/98 Springfield 2 Lowell 2  
First Shutout 10/21/98 Marcel Cousineau (23 saves) Cincinnati
First Home Win 10/9/98 Lowell 5 Portland 4  
First Road Win 10/16/98 Lowell 5 Portland 2  
First OT Win      
Most Goals in a Game 11/6/98 7 St. John's

While the team is new, the New York Islanders have a long history with developmental teams in the American Hockey League. They were in Springfield MA, with the Springfield Indians in the 1980's and briefly in Troy, NY with the Capital District Islanders.

The Islanders split their players last seaon with their veteran minor league players playing for the Utah Grizzlies. The rest of the players spent their time with Kentucky in the AHL.