Player News - Islanders

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The New York Islanders have yet to re-sign restricted free agent Brock Nelson.

Nelson earned $1.925 million last season and had 20 goals and 42 points in 82 contests. Nelson got off to a hot start with 19 points in his first 20 games but then regressed to normal numbers as he had nine, eight and six points respectively in his final three quarters of the season. Look for a 30-35 point season in 2015-16 for the winger.
Jul 4 - 6:59 AM

The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney to a one-year, two-way contract.

Whitney had 23 goals, 60 points, and 64 penalty minutes in 66 AHL contests in 2014-15. He might play for the Islanders at some point during the 2015-16 campaign as an injury replacement.
Jul 3 - 10:29 AM

The New York Islanders have inked Bracken Kearns to a one-year, two-way deal.

Kearns had 10 goals and 20 points in 45 games in the Finnish Elite League last season. The 34-year-old forward has played in 31 career NHL contests.
Jul 3 - 10:27 AM

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

Holmstrom had 20 points and 92 penalty minutes in 62 AHL contests in 2014-15. The 28-year-old is an organizational depth forward.
Jul 3 - 10:25 AM

The New York Islanders have inked Justin Florek to a one-year, two-way deal.

Florek had 11 goals and 35 points in 73 AHL games in 2014-15. The 25-year-old forward has participated in four career NHL contests.
Jul 2 - 6:38 PM

The New York Islanders have signed center James Wright to a one-year/two-way contract.

The deal is worth $800,000 when Wright is in the NHL. He played last season with Zagreb of the KHL after playing 59 games for the Jets in the 2013-14 season in which he garnered a couple of assists. He has no fantasy value.
Jul 2 - 9:07 AM

Thomas Hickey's three-year deal with the Islanders is official.

He will earn $2.2 million per season. In 81 games last season, Hickey had 22 points and a minus-12 rating.
Jul 1 - 12:31 PM

Kirill Petrov has signed an entry-level deal with the New York Islanders.

He produced five goals and 15 points in 47 games last year with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL Petrov was a third-round pick of the Islanders back in 2008.
Jul 1 - 12:19 PM

Thomas Greiss has inked a two-year, $3 million deal with the New York Islanders.

He will serve as Jaroslav Halak's backup after playing behind Marc-Andre Fleury last season. Greiss had a 9-6-3 record with a .908 save percentage and a 2.59 GAA with the Penguins.
Jul 1 - 12:15 PM

Thomas Hickey is reportedly close to signing a three-year deal with the Islanders.

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the two sides are nearing the completion of a three-year contract with an annual average value of about $2.2 million.
Jun 30 - 4:36 PM

The New York Islanders have signed Anders Lee to a four-year deal.

He will make $3.75 million per year. Lee broke out in 2014-15 with 25 goals and 41 points in 76 games.
Jun 30 - 4:28 PM

There was not a lot of trade talk involving Kyle Okposo at the 2015 Draft.

Okposo remained an Islander and the word is that he is seeking a long-term, big salary contract with one year remaining before free agency. The 27-year-old had 51 points in 60 games this season and will earn $4.5 million in the upcoming season. Contract extension talks should be ongoing but the Islanders could still deal him if the talks prove to be stalling or non-existent.
Jun 28 - 8:26 AM

The New York Islanders drafted AnDong Song, the first ever NHL draftee born in China.

Song learned to play in China and then moved to Canada when he was 10 to further his career. He was drafted in the sixth round and will play next season with Phillips Andeover Academy. He had three goals and 10 points in 26 games with Lawrence Academy and played up front as well as on the blueline. "Being the first Chinese player, it's a lot of pressure from people back home, and good pressure," Song said. "That'll motivate me to become a better player and hopefully make them proud."
Jun 28 - 8:22 AM

The New York Islanders chose defenseman Parker Wothersppon with the 112th pick during the 2015 NHL Draft.

Wotherspoon managed 42 points and 93 PIM in 72 games during the 2014-15 season in the WHL.
Jun 27 - 1:34 PM

The New York Islanders selected defenseman Mitchell Vande Sompel with the 82nd pick.

Vande Sompel can generate some offense from the blueline, generating 63 points in 58 games with Oshawa at the OHL level this past season. It's an interesting gamble at the 82nd pick.
Jun 27 - 1:26 PM


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