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Josh Bailey | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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Josh Bailey will play in his 500th NHL game Monday when the Islanders host Colorado.
Bailey has 86 goals and 240 points in his first 499 games as his NHL career never took off like it was supposed to when he was drafted ninth overall in 2009. The Islanders kept him as an 18-year-old and in hindsight that was a poor move as he never developed like he should have. "It’s not easy for anyone to come into this League when you’re 18 years old," teammate Frans Nielsen said. "He came in, was moving around, playing center, playing wing. It’s understandable that it takes time to figure out your role." His best season was last year when he had 15 goals and 41 points. Bailey has five goals and 12 points in 23 games this campaign. Nov 29 - 8:45 AM

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Josh Bailey scored in the Islanderes' 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Islanders.

The story in this one was the success that both teams' shooters had in the shootout. Florida scored on all five of their attempts while the Islanders scored on four-of-five attempts. Bailey, Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo and John Tavares scored for the Islanders in the shootout. Bailey has four goals and 11 points in 22 games this season.
Nov 27 - 11:04 PM

Josh Bailey will get back into the lineup Tuesday after he was scratched Sunday.

He hasn't picked up a point in his last five games. Bailey has three goals and three assists in 14 matches this season. Taylor Beck will head back to the press box after making his Islanders debut against Boston.
Nov 10 - 4:33 PM

Josh Bailey is getting more regular minutes with John Tavares.

"They've had success. He's a smart hockey player and he reads off Johnny pretty well," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said of Bailey. This is obviously great news for Bailey as there's not too many players that it's better to play alongside than Tavares. Bailey has three goals and six points in nine games this season.
Oct 29 - 10:48 AM

Josh Bailey's second goal of the playoffs was the only bright spot for the Isles on Thursday in Game 5, as Washington easily beat New York 5-1 to take a 3-2 series lead.

Bailey is having a strong post-season so far with five points in as many games. The 25-year-old had 41 points in 60 games during the regular season, and has eight points in 10 playoff games dating back to last year.
Apr 23 - 9:57 PM

Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 4-1 victory over Washington in Game 1 of the first round series.

Bailey is now on a four-game point streak, including his finish to the 2014-15 regular season. He netted his first career playoff goal in seven games.
Apr 16 - 9:34 AM

Josh Bailey had an assist in the Islanders' 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night.

Bailey has 15 goals and 38 points in 63 contests in 2014-15. At the age of 25 and with 469 NHL games under his belt, we don't see Bailey taking a big step up in the future. At this point what you see if pretty much what you should expect to get going forward.
Mar 27 - 11:27 AM

Josh Bailey scored the lone goal for the Islanders on Saturday night in their 3-1 loss to the Canadiens.

Bailey scored a power-play goal late in the third period to ruin Carey Price’s shutout bid. Bailey has 15 goals and 37 points this season. Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Johnny Boychuk all finished with minus-three ratings. John Tavares had six shots on net.
Mar 14 - 10:16 PM

Josh Bailey recorded his 13th goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars.

Bailey has been a very consistent scorer for the Islanders this season if we ignore the first two months of the campaign. Now that he has settled into his depth role, he has delivered enough production to make him roster-worthy in deeper formats. Anders Lee also scored the New York in the loss.
Mar 3 - 11:55 PM

Josh Bailey registered his ninth goal of the season as part of a 3-2 win over Edmonton Tuesday night.

Bailey's renaissance playing alongside John Tavares was short-lived and the depth forward was moved down the Islanders pecking order recently. Colin McDonald and Casey Cizikas also scored for the Isles in the win.
Feb 10 - 10:28 PM

Josh Bailey had an assist in a 4-2 loss to Florida on Wednesday.

Bailey has eight goals and 23 points in 38 games in 2014-15. He's not likely to do much better from a point-per-game perspective for the remainder of the season.
Feb 4 - 6:19 AM

Josh Bailey had three assists and was a plus-three on Friday.

Bailey has enjoyed his time on the top line this week as he has four assists in three games with Kyle Okposo and John Tavares. Bailey, a former ninth overall pick in 2008 has never had more than 38 points in a season, a feat he accomplished last season, but now has seven goals and 18 points in 32 games with a plus-eight rating. Should he remain on the top unit, get him and put him in your lineup.
Jan 17 - 9:07 AM

Josh Bailey will play left wing next to John Tavares with Kyle Okposo Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

Bailey had an even strength goal Friday night in the Islanders' come-from-behind win over the Devils. He now has seven goals and 14 points in 29 games this season.
Jan 10 - 6:57 PM

Josh Bailey (upper body) will rejoin the Islanders on Friday.

Bailey missed Tuesday's game due to the ailment. Cal Clutterbuck is dealing with an upper-body injury now, so Bailey's return won't push a healthy player out of the lineup.
Jan 9 - 12:14 PM

Josh Bailey (upper body) was able to fully participate in Thursday's practice.

It remains to be seen if he'll be available for Friday's game. He missed Tuesday's contest, which provided Michael Grabner with an opportunity to reenter the lineup. It's possible that Grabner will be a healthy scratch if Bailey is available, but that's pure speculation at this point.
Jan 9 - 11:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Ryan Strome
4Mikhail Grabovski
5Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Taylor Beck
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Eric Boulton
6Matt Martin
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube