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Dennis Seidenberg | Defenseman | #4

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (172) / PHI
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Dennis Seidenberg was named the Best Defenseman at the 2017 World Hockey Championship.
He produced one goal and seven assists for eight points in eight games for Team Germany. Seidenberg also earned a spot on the tournament All-Star Team. The 35-year-old defender had a strong World Cup of Hockey for Team Europe as well and played well for the Islanders in 2016-17. He will be back with the Isles next season after he signed a one-year extension last month. May 24 - 10:07 AM

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Dennis Seidenberg has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million extension with the New York Islanders.

That's a raise on the $1 million he earned from New York in 2016-17 after being bought out by the Boston Bruins. He had five goals and 22 points in 73 games while averaging 19:26 minutes per contest with the Islanders this season.
Apr 24 - 2:04 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will be back in the lineup for the first time in a week as the Islanders face the Bruins Saturday night.

Seidenberg has 20 points this season with five goals and 15 assists. One of his assists came in his most recent outing against the Blue Jackets March 18. That snapped an eight-game pointless streak.
Mar 25 - 6:41 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

This will be his second consecutive game as a scratch. He has five goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season. Thomas Greiss and Stephen Gionta will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 24 - 6:50 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will be joined by Alan Quine and Stephen Gionta in the press box on Wednesday against the Rangers.

The veteran defender has performed admirably for the Islanders this season, posting five goals and 20 points along with 120 hits and 127 blocks over 64 games. Quine meanwhile has pitched in with five goals as well as 15 points and 64 hits in 52 games. Gionta for his part has posted five points and 38 hits in 17 games this season.
Mar 22 - 6:58 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is tied for ninth place in the league with a plus-21 rating.

That's impressive when you consider that the Islanders' have had a less than ideal campaign and entered the All-Star break with a 21-17-9 record. After Seidenberg, the next best Islanders players are Calvin de Haan and Casey Cizikas at plus-11 each. Seidenberg's analytics have been somewhat muted though. His even strength Corsi For and Fenwick For are 46.3% and 48.8% while his CF% relative and FF% relative are minus-0.2 and plus-1.1 respectively. What that suggests is that from a Corsi perspective, the Islanders have been a slightly better puck possession team when Seidenberg is on the bench rather than on the ice. Fenwick tells a bit of a different story, suggesting that the Islanders are better served from a puck possession perspective when Seidenberg is playing relative to their alternatives.
Jan 28 - 4:07 AM

Dennis Seidenberg picked up two assists in a 5-1 victory versus Buffalo on Friday.

He has contributed two assists in one game three times this season, but this was his first multi-point performance since Nov. 5. Seidenberg has chipped in four goals and eight helpers in 26 contests.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:38:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (broken jaw) has been taken out of the injured reserve list.

Seidenberg will play on Thursday, which means that Scott Mayfield will be a healthy scratch. He has four goals and eight points in 15 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg (broken jaw) is back skating but still is a ways away from returning to the ice.

Seidenberg has his jaw wired shut so he is on a liquids-only diet for now and will continue to lose weight until he is back on solid foods. The defenseman is out indefinitely and the Islanders will miss his presence on the ice as he had four goals and eight points in 15 games with a plus-10 rating.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:29:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (broken jaw) has been put on injured reserve by the Islanders.

He is out indefinitely with a broken jaw, but he won't require surgery for now. That could speed up his recovery time, but it's unclear when he will be ready to return.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 11:35:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg suffered a broken jaw during Saturday's game against Florida.

The defenseman has been a fixture on the Islanders blueline and had four goals and eight points with a plus-10 rating in 15 games. The Islanders will release more information Monday, especially the length of time he will be out. He could miss a month or two but that is just conjecture at this point. Reserve him for now.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 09:13:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg recorded two assists in a 4-3 shootout loss to Edmonton on Saturday.

Seidenberg's point streak has reached four games. He has four goals and eight points in 12 contests this season.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 09:35:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg extended his point streak to three games.

Seidenberg found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Philadelphia. He has four goals and six points in 11 contests this season.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg was the only Islander to score in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Lightning.

Seidenberg's goal was completely insignificant. He cut the Lightning's lead to 6-1 with 30 seconds remaining in the second period. Calvin de Haan and John Tavares picked up the assists on New York's only goal. Seidenberg has three goals and five points in 10 games.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 10:23:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will channel his inner Bobby Orr with the Islanders this season.

Well, okay, maybe that's a bit hyperbolic. Seidenberg will however wear No. 4 for the Islanders this season, a number he wore from 2006-10 with Carolina and Florida. The veteran reached his high-watermark of 28 assists and 32 points in 2009-10 while wearing the number in a season split between Carolina and Boston.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 02:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Alan Quine
4Casey Cizikas
5Mathew Barzal
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Josh Bailey
3Joshua Ho-Sang
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Jason Chimera
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak