GARY BETTMAN TO NASSAU: VOTE YESNYI's future in Nassau "hangs in the balance"

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has released the following statement to Islanders Point Blank:

“The Islanders’ goal is to stay on Long Island, playing in an arena which they – and the Nassau County community – can be proud to call home. The National Hockey League enthusiastically supports the Islanders’ pursuit of that objective and encourages all to vote ‘Yes’ on August 1.

“A new arena will power the engines that are essential to economic growth while also ensuring the enduring connection of Long Island’s only professional sports franchise with its loyal fans. Plainly, the Islanders’ long-term future in Nassau County beyond 2015 hangs in the balance.”