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Dennis Seidenberg | Defenseman | #4

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (172) / PHI
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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

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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

Dennis Seidenberg's one-year deal with the New York Islanders is official.

The Islanders didn't release the financial terms of the agreement, but based on previous reports, he'll earn $1 million. At the age of 35, Seidenberg might not be the defenseman he once was, but this is still a great way for the Islanders to round out their blueline.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg will reportedly sign with the New York Islanders.

TSN's Darren Dreger expects Seidenberg to join the Islanders after the World Cup of Hockey. It will reportedly be a one-year contract worth $1 million.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:07:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is apparently on Ottawa Senator's GM Pierre Dorion's radar.

Entering his age-35 season and coming off a $4M cap hit, it's unclear how much Seidenberg can provide the Senators. To wit, Ottawa will not want to pay full freight. He has not topped the 20-point plateau since 2011-12, and saw a massive dip in his playing time last season from 22 to 19 minutes on average.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is still hoping to get a contract rather than a professional tryout offer.

That appears to be the sticking point right now because there's reportedly interest in him, but it seems it hasn't been enough yet to land him a contract outright. He'll be playing for Team Europe in the World Cup though and if he looks good in that tournament then it may be enough to land him an NHL deal.
Source: TSN.ca
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Alan Quine
4Casey Cizikas
5Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Anders Lee
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Ryan Strome
2Josh Bailey
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Jason Chimera
5Stephen Gionta
6Joshua Ho-Sang
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Calvin de Haan
7Adam Pelech
8Scott Mayfield
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jean-Francois Berube