Monday, May 10, 2021 3:08 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have renamed their top minor league affiliate to the Bridgeport Islanders. The NHL club announced the name change Monday. Previously, the AHL team was named the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The AHL’s team’s new logo features a “B” to recognize Bridgeport. The stick, which forms the letter “B,” has the parent Islanders “NY” logo as the tape on the blade, a nod to the affiliation between the two clubs. The Islanders’ blue and orange colors remain the same. Bridgeport and the Islanders have the fifth-longest current affiliation in AHL history, going back to Bridgeport’s inaugural season in 2001-02.