Player News - Islanders

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Kevin Poulin has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders.

Poulin comes with a $650,000 annual cap hit, but he'll technically only make $175,000 per season at the AHL level. We say technically because his contract comes with a guarantee that he'll earn no less than $275,000 annually, so he'll end up getting at least that amount even if he never gets called up to the Islanders.
Jul 24 - 10:46 AM

Defenseman Griffin Reinhart thinks he will make the New York Islanders in the coming season.

New York's first-round pick (No. 4 overall) at the 2012 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-4, 217-pound defenseman impressed Islanders brass at training camp and scored a goal in a preseason game against the Calgary Flames. But the Isles decided Reinhart would be better served returning to the WHL. In his final season of junior hockey, Reinhart learned what it takes to become a champion. The Oil Kings captain played 66 games in the regular season and playoffs, and combined for 34 points and a plus-31 rating, leading Edmonton to a Memorial Cup championship. Now, he's itching to make the Islanders. And, if he does, he'll be circling Dec. 27 on his calendar. That will be New York's first game against the Buffalo Sabres, who used the second pick of the 2014 draft on center Sam Reinhart, Griffin's younger brother. Many believe Sam will play in the NHL as early as this season. He had 105 points (36 goals, 69 assists) in 60 games for the WHL's Kootenay Ice in 2013-14.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 20 - 10:54 AM

Matt Donovan has taken the Islanders' one-year qualifying offer.

Donovan's deal is two-ways and will pay him $826,875 annually at the NHL level. He had two goals and 16 points in 52 games with the Islanders last season.
Jul 15 - 6:46 PM

Brett Gallant has accepted his qualifying offer from the New York Islanders.

That's a two-way deal that comes with a $605,000 annual cap hit, according to Cap Geek. Gallant had two points and 255 penalty minutes in 58 AHL games in 2013-14.
Jul 15 - 6:44 PM

The New York Islanders have signed Calvin De Haan to a three-year, $5.9 million contract.

De Haan had three goals and 13 assists in 51 contests with the Islanders in 2013-14. He also spent some time in the minors, but this contract all-but guarantees that he'll stay on the Islanders' roster next season.
Jul 15 - 4:32 PM

Casey Cizikas has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the New York Islanders.

Cizikas had 16 points and 30 penalty minutes in 80 games with the Islanders last season. He was rather productive offensively in the minors before he established himself in the NHL, but he's not likely to spend much time on a scoring line with the Islanders.
Jul 15 - 4:29 PM

Kirill Kabanov has been placed on unconditional waivers.

Kabanov has one season left on his entry-level contract, but this is probably the first step towards terminating that deal. He was taken in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but he struggled in the minors and ended up being loaned to the Swedish League's MoDo in January.
Jul 15 - 1:09 PM

Anders Lee has re-signed with the New York Islanders.

Lee accepted the qualifying offer the Islanders made to him as a restricted free agent. He had nine goals and 14 points in 22 games in 2013-14.
Jul 11 - 12:52 PM

Aaron Ness has accepted the New York Islanders' qualifying offer.

That's presumably a two-way contract. Ness had three points and 10 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Islanders in 2013-14.
Jul 11 - 12:50 PM

Kevin Poulin has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 30.

Poulin is coming off of a one-year, two-way contract that paid him $577,500 annually at the NHL level. He's not expected to make the Islanders' opening game roster.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 4:28 PM

The New York Islanders' move to Brooklyn appears to have been part of Nikolai Kulemin's willingness to sign with the team.

"I think it's going to be great to get a new building. It's going to be a good experience to play there," he said when asked if he was excited about the move. "I know a lot of Russian people live in the Brooklyn area, so it'll be a good experience for us and maybe a lot of Russia fans will start going to the games." He inked a four-year deal with the Islanders and the team is expected to cal Barclays Center in Brooklyn home for the 2015-2016 season.
Jul 5 - 5:18 PM

Nikolai Kulemin has agreed to a four-year, $16.75 million contract with the New York Islanders.

Kulemin is reuniting with former Maple Leafs teammate Mikhail Grabovski and it wouldn't be surprising to see them play regularly on the second line together. Kulemin is coming off of a rough season where he scored just nine goals and 20 points in 70 contests, but he has the potential to flirt with the 50-point mark in 2014-15.
Jul 2 - 5:01 PM

Mikhail Grabovski has inked a four-year, $20 million contract with the New York Islanders.

Grabovski struggled in the second half of the 2013-14 campaign, in part due to injury, but he's capable of recording over 50 points per season. In New York, he'll likely serve as the team's second-line center behind John Tavares. That might cause Frans Nielsen to shift from center as he should also be on one of the Islanders' top two lines.
Jul 2 - 4:58 PM

The New York Islanders reportedly made competitive offers to Brad Richards, Thomas Vanek, Jarome Iginla, and Dan Boyle, but all of them chose to sign elsewhere.

In the case of Vanek and Richards, they likely left quite a bit of money on the table to play for Minnesota and Chicago respectively. The Islanders have been largely unable to lure top-tier free agents for years and that's not likely to change until they have a couple competitive seasons under their belt.
Jul 2 - 11:04 AM

The New York Islanders signed winger Jack Skille to a two-way deal on Tuesday.

He isn't likely to be a major contributor in fantasy terms, if he's even an NHL regular.
Jul 1 - 7:06 PM


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