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Tavares models Islanders' black-and-white third jersey

This April 11, 2015 file photo show the New York Islanders play against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first period of the Islanders last regular season home game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, NY. For loyal fans of the Islanders, this yearís playoff run is tinged with even more of a sense of finality, and yes, sadness. Win or lose, these will be the last games for Long Islandís only major pro sports franchise, which will move to Brooklyn at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

This April 11, 2015 file photo show the New York Islanders play against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first period of the Islanders last regular season home game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, NY. For loyal fans of the Islanders, this yearís playoff run is tinged with even more of a sense of finality, and yes, sadness. Win or lose, these will be the last games for Long Islandís only major pro sports franchise, which will move to Brooklyn at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

The New York Islanders will indeed feature a black-and-white third jersey this season.

The Islanders' official Twitter account confirmed the change in color scheme by having captain John Tavares pose in his new duds. The jersey eschews the map of Long Island on the chest and replaces the geography with "NY", with the latter letter resembling a hockey stick.

Speculation of the shift to adopt the colors of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets ran rampant earlier this month when photos of the jersey were leaked online by SportsLogos.net.

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The Islanders have had several memorable - or regrettable - third-jersey choices in their history, from the dreaded "Fisherman" fiasco of the mid-1990s to the bright orange sweaters from 2002-07.