Player News - Islanders

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The New York Islanders have hired Chris Lamoriello to be their director of player personnel.

He's the son of Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello. Like his father, Chris spent time in the Devils organization, but left in Sep. 2015 shortly after his father's departure from the team. Chris Lamoriello spent 20 years in New Jersey.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 28 - 10:44 AM

P.A. Parenteau is excited to be back with the New York Islanders.

Parenteau was an Islander back in 2010-11 and 2011-12 and he re-joined the team as a free agent this summer. "The Islanders have made some big steps in the past few years, winning in the first round last year," said Parenteau. "It’s pretty impressive and with Johnny [Tavares] getting older, Travis [Hamonic], the D-corps they have there, there’s a lot of depth up front too, anything can happen. I’m really excited to be a part of this team like I said. When I played there four or five years ago we weren’t Stanley Cup contenders and now this team is. There are so many good players, I think Cappy [Head Coach Jack Capuano] has done a really good job too." The 33-year-old scored 20 goals and 41 points in 77 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
Aug 21 - 4:12 PM

The Islanders' off-season moves haven't sunk in for John Tavares.

The Islanders lost Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin in free agency and added Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera and P.A. Pareanteau. "It hasn’t even really sunk in, maybe until you don’t see them at training camp or during the season, and that hasn’t happened yet," Tavares said. "I don’t think people realize how much I lean on Kyle and Frans, as well as guys like Travis [Hamonic], Clutter [Cal Clutterbuck], Johnny Boychuk. Having those different perspectives is a huge help. And personally for me, you go through a lot of ups and downs and you’re trying to manage a lot of things. When you have people you can rely on, especially with those friendships I have with Kyle and Frans are deep."
Aug 21 - 12:49 PM

John Tavares isn't interested in leaving the New York Islanders.

Tavares is scheduled to become a free agent in the summer of 2018, but it sounds like has has no intention of leaving the team. "I don’t really have any reason to leave and I think we have a great makeup and a team that can do something special this year," Tavares said in an exclusive interview with Newsday. "I’ve always expressed my love for playing for Long Island. It’s where I started, it’s all I know in the NHL. The opportunity they’ve given me, I would love to see it all the way through and win a Stanley Cup. It’s rare to see players stay in one place their whole career. There’s obviously still a lot of time, but Long Island is where I enjoy playing, I love being the captain there and they’ve treated me so well."
Aug 15 - 6:10 PM

The New York Islanders re-signed Christopher Gibson to a one-year, two-way deal.

The 23-year-old played in four games with the Isles last season. Gibson had a 1-1-1 record with a 3.40 goals-against-average and a .882 save percentage in the NHL and a 19-11-6 record, with a 2.70 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage at the AHL level. He currently sits fourth on the Isles' depth chart behind Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss and Jean-Francois Berube. He won't have any fantasy value in 2016-17. He'll make $660,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL, per General Fanager.
Aug 15 - 2:49 PM

Marek Zidlicky is searching for a new team as an unrestricted free agent.

He picked up four goals and 16 points in 53 games with the Islanders last season, while averaging just 13:39 of ice time at even strength. The 39-year-old defender may have to settle for a professional tryout if he can't find another team before training camps open.
Jul 30 - 4:35 PM

John Tavares can become an unrestricted free agent in two seasons, but he wants to stay with the New York Islanders.

"I think I've always showed my commitment, my appreciation and my desire to play on Long Island," Tavares told Sportsnet 590. "I would love for that to continue for the long haul. I think you look at some of the greatest players in the game have been able to spend their entire career somewhere. I hope I'm in that same position." The Islanders can begin negotiating a contract extension next July 1 and that will be a top priority for GM Garth Snow.
Jul 27 - 12:58 PM

Eric Boulton's recently inked two-way contract with the Islanders comes with a $575,000 should he play in the NHL.

Boulton would earn $150,000 annually when he's playing in the minors, but he's been guaranteed a minimum salary of $200,000 even if he spends the full season in the AHL. The 39-year-old might make the Islanders' opening game roster, but he would probably spend a lot of time in the press box if that does happen.
Jul 24 - 4:13 PM

Eric Boulton has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the New York Islanders.

Boulton had no points and two penalty minutes in six games with the Islanders in 2015-16. The 39-year-old has 79 points and 1,421 penalty minutes in 654 career games.
Jul 24 - 12:34 PM

New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky said that the new ownership group is willing to be a team that spends to the cap.

"We should be the world-class destination for free agents," Ledecky said. "If you think about a capped world, everybody can spend to the cap, and we certainly have no constraints on our GM and our staff to spend. We want to create and continue to progress toward John Tavares lifting that Stanley Cup, so we should be world-class in everything we do." We've already seen an example of that with Andrew Ladd getting a seven-year, $38.5 million contract this summer. The Islanders are now just $3.6 million under the cap, per general fanager.
Jul 17 - 8:20 AM

Alan Quine has signed a two-year contract with the New York Islanders.

Quine had 19 goals and 48 points in 56 AHL contests last season. He also appeared in two regular season games with the Islanders and scored a goal over that span, but he got far more attention for his work in the playoffs. He scored a double-overtime goal against the Panthers in Game 5 of their first round series. He finished the postseason with five points in 10 contests.
Jul 14 - 5:56 PM

Scott Mayfield has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the New York Islanders.

Mayfield had 12 points and 80 penalty minutes in 54 AHL contests in 2015-16. He also had a goal and 11 penalty minutes in six games with the New York Islanders.
Jul 12 - 11:26 PM

Matt Carkner has decided to hang up his skates after a 15-year pro career.

Carkner is one of those players that can provide some hope to those who are still fighting to get their big break in the NHL long after the conventional wisdom suggests they won't get it. Carkner didn't make his NHL debut until 2006 when he was 25 years old and that was just a one-game stint with the San Jose Sharks. After that he wouldn't get another chance to play in the NHL until 2009 when he was 28 years old and participated in a single game with Ottawa. He finally secured a regular role with the Senators the following season though and he went on to play in 237 career NHL games, recording 27 points and 556 penalty minutes over his tenure.
Jul 7 - 1:10 PM

Jean-Francois Berube's recently signed one-year deal with the Islanders is a one-way contract.

That gives them three goalies signed to one-way deals, although that shouldn't imply that the Islanders plan on carrying three netminders. Berube's salary will be $675,000, so the Islanders can simply bury that contract in the minors if they so choose.
Jul 6 - 6:36 PM

Jean-Francois Berube has inked a one-year deal with the New York Islanders.

Berube had a 2.71 GAA and .914 save percentage in seven games with the Islanders last season. He's projected to be the organization's third-string goaltender.
Jul 6 - 11:37 AM


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