Statement of Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino Concerning Reports of Barclays / Islanders Split

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino released the following statement with regard to reports that the Barclays Center and the New York Islanders may be terminating their lease agreement, after the 2018-19 season:

 “Recent news reports have raised the possibility of an early termination of the lease agreement that provides for the Islanders Hockey Team to play NHL games at the Barclays Center.  In response to these news accounts, I will be reaching out to Mr. Ledecky and Mr. Malkin of the Islanders organization to convey my sincere and enthusiastic desire to facilitate the return of the Islanders Hockey Team to Nassau County.  The Islanders’ Stanley Cup dynasty of the early 1980’s is part of Long Island’s identity and is among my great sports memories.  I stand ready to lend my staff and offices to work towards an exhilarating and triumphant Islanders homecoming.”