Islanders owner Charles Wang thanked fans for their "loyalty" and "passion" and vowed to reclaim the Stanley Cup in a letter published Friday in Newsday.
Wang expressed disappointment that Nassau Coliseum will no longer be the team's home and was equally disappointed with the loss to the Washington Capitals in a seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs.
"Suffering that seven-game-series defeat to the Washington Capitals is not something we plan to get used to," Wang wrote. "This franchise is not satisfied with only qualifying for the playoffs because Islanders fans deserve a Stanley Cup. We will not stop until this happens and Lord Stanley returns."
Wang, however, expressed optimism about the Islanders moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
"As disappointing as it is that the Coliseum will no longer be our home, we are thrilled to begin playing at Barclays Center, a state-of-the-art arena with all of the amenities that Islanders fans deserve."