Barclays Center Running Islanders

The NHL’s New York Islanders are getting a head start on their move from Long Island to Brooklyn with a transfer of business operations.

The Islanders announced July 10  CEO Brett Yormark and his marketing team would take over the team’s business operations.

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“We are excited to collaborate our business efforts with Barclays Center,” Islanders owner Charles Wang said. “Brett Yormark and his staff have established a sound business model in Brooklyn. With the eventual move to Barclays Center, it is imperative that we begin this process to ensure the business side of the organization is fully prepared when we call Barclays Center home.

“By combining our talented staff with the proven practices and management at Barclays Center, this will energize our fan base and convince new fans that the future is extremely bright for the New York Islanders,” Wang said.

The team is planning to move from Nassau Coliseum to the Barclays center in time for the 2015-2016 season.

The first order of business for Yormark and Co. will be deciding on new jerseys for the team, according to the New York Post.