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Brooklyn Americans: Hockey’s Forgotten Promise


The 2015 arrival of the New York Islanders in Brooklyn was the second time the borough has been home to a National Hockey League team.

During the 1941-1942 season, a team of NHL players wore a red, white, and blue jersey emblazoned with the name the Brooklyn Americans. This exhibition told the history of the Americans, touching upon prohibition, WWII, and the rough and tumble early years of professional hockey. Brooklyn Americans: Hockey’s Forgotten Promise highlighted the origins, the dreams, and the ultimate misfortune of the Borough of Kings’ first NHL team.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - Sunday, March 27, 2016