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Islanders Unveil Brooklyn-Themed Third Jersey

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Let the overreaction begin!

For months Islanders fans had been waiting for the release of the team's new third jersey and on Wednesday it was finally revealed.

The Brooklyn-themed black-clad alternate, designed by Reebok, will be worn a dozen times during the 2015-16 season, the team's first at Barclays Center following a 43-year run at Nassau Coliseum.

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The New York Islanders' new third uniform was unveiled on Sept. 15, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Islanders will debut the entire uniform when they take on the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on Nov. 3.

"It was extremely important to ensure that our passionate fan base could still see the traditions of the New York Islanders represented in this third jersey," general manager Garth Snow said. "We feel we've created a jersey our players will be proud to wear that has unique features which will also connect with Brooklyn residents."

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The Brooklyn inaugural season patch for the New York Islanders' third uniform. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

According to the team's website: "the jersey is now available for purchase at both Islanders Pro Shops, located at Iceworks, the official team practice facility in Syosset and at the Pro Shop in Dix Hills Park. Fans can also purchase the jersey at the Team Shop at Barclays Center. For information on purchasing the jersey online, visit"

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The matching helmet for the New York Islanders third uniform is photographed during a session on Sept. 15, 2015 at Islanders Iceworks in Syosset, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jersey design has always been a sore spot among the Islanders' fan base due in part to a few ill advised decisions over the years, including the infamous -- and short-lived -- fisherman logo concept the team used from 1995-97 on its way to alienating thousands.

Still, the latest concept piggybacks off the team's Stadium Series design used over the last two seasons that was generally fairly well received.

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A patch dedicated to former coach Al Arbour on the New York Islanders third uniform is photographed during a session on Sept. 15, 2015 at Islanders Iceworks in Syosset, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The following is the list of home games in which the Isles will wear the new jersey:

Tuesday, Nov. 3 vs. New Jersey Devils

Friday, Nov. 20 vs. Montreal Canadiens

Friday, Dec. 4 vs. St. Louis Blues

Tuesday, Dec. 15 vs. Florida Panthers

Tuesday, Jan. 12 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Thursday, Jan. 14 vs. New York Rangers

Sunday, Jan. 17 vs. Vancouver Canucks

Saturday, Jan. 23 vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Tuesday, Feb. 2 vs. Minnesota Wild

Tuesday, March 8 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Tuesday, March 29 vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, April 9 vs. Buffalo Sabres

Islanders forward Matt Martin stopped by the WFAN studios on Wednesday morning to talk to Boomer & Carton and deliver to Craig, an avid Islanders fan, his own black jersey.

The Islanders open the season at home on Oct. 9 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

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