Player News - Islanders

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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

Russian netminder Ilya Sorokin has been most impressive at the Islanders prospects camp this week.

The netminder was the KHL’s top goalie this past season as the 20-year-old was 17-7-4 with a 1.06 GAA and a .953 save percentage. Those are outstanding numbers for the third round pick in the 2014 Draft who also had 10 shutouts in only 28 games. "That’s just one year," Sorokin said through a translator earlier this week at the Isles’ new practice facility in Eisenhower Park. "I have to prove a lot of things. I need consistency. You can have one year of perfect play but you need another year to show you can be on that consistent level." Sorokin has one more year remaining on his KHL contract but is currently the brightest prospect in the Islanders chain and could be a starting goalie for New York in the years to come.
Jul 3 - 9:14 AM

Newsday’s Arthur Staple says Islanders general manager Garth Snow "would dearly love to shed a couple of the onerous contracts he has."

In this market, that seems hard to do. The Islanders have $5.5 million in projected cap space, according to generalfanager.com, and they need to re-sign restricted free agents Ryan Strome and Alan Quine. Staple cites Jaroslav Halak (two years, $4.5 million per) and Mikhail Grabovski (two years, $5 million per), though the latter has dealt with concussions, playing 58 games this past season.
Source: Newsday
Jul 2 - 9:25 PM

P.A. Parenteau could wind up on the same line as John Tavares this season.

He performed well there in his first stint with the Islanders from 2010-12— recording 20 and 18 goals, respectively, and notching career highs in points (53 and 67). Parenteau had a bounce back year in Toronto last season, tallying 20 goals and 41 points. "I got a chance to play with (Tavares) my first year when (Jack Capuano) took over and we had a good thing going," Parenteau said. "I’m not assuming I will play there again but if I do it will be awesome. He’s one of the best in the league, the best on some nights. It’s a big reason why I decided to come back." Remember him in drafts next season.
Source: Newsday
Jul 2 - 9:17 PM

P. A. Parenteau has inked a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the New York Islanders.

Parenteau had 20 goals and 41 points in 77 contests with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16. This signing brings Parenteau back to the Islanders after a four-year absence. He had his best seasons with New York, including his 67-point 2011-12 campaign.
Jul 2 - 5:47 PM

The New York Islanders new owners are fully behind GM Garth Snow and head coach Jack Capuano.

Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky are now the majority owners of the Isles, having taken over on Friday from Charles Wang. "Garth Snow and Jack Capuano, who led the Isles to an exciting playoff run in 2016, have our full confidence," the duo said in a statement. "We commit ourselves to doing what it takes to bring our fans and the team a fifth Stanley Cup, and eagerly await the home opener at Barclays Center on October 16th."
Jul 2 - 10:03 AM

Jason Chimera will replace Matt Martin on the Islanders depth chart.

The Islanders signed Chimera to a two-year contract worth $4.5 million and the 37-year-old is excited to be playing in Brooklyn. "They’re knocking on the door every year, and hopefully I can help get them over the hump," Chimera said. "I’m one of those guys that wants to win a Stanley Cup pretty badly, so I think it’s going to be a good fit going forward." Chimera had 20 goals and 40 points last season in Washington but don't expect that kind of production out of the bottom-six forward this season.
Jul 2 - 9:43 AM


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