Islanders Rumors & News

  • Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour passes away at 82

    TSN "Hockey Hall of Famer and four-time Stanley Cup winning coach Al Arbour has died at the age of 82. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Arbour made his NHL debut in 1953 with the Detroit Red Wings and went on to compete in 653 NHL games over the course of 16 seasons in the league, also playing for the..." August 29

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Eric Boulton agrees to tryout with #Isles. Between him and Matt Carkner, BPT could be an interesting place this season.

  • Hockey legend Mike Bossy reunited with famed puck after 30 years

    New York Post "New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy has recovered a key piece of memorabilia thanks to a Las Vegas high roller. The puck Bossy slapped into the net at Nassau Coliseum on Jan. 24, 1981, to reach his milestone 50th goal in 50 games was put up for auction in May. Bossy’s young daughter had..." August 24

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Tyler Kennedy skates with former teammates, hopes to catch on with a team

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As an unrestricted free agent, winger Tyler Kennedy could have skated in plenty of places to make sure he's ready for the season. He's from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and played junior hockey there. He started last season with the San Jose Sharks and finished with the New York Islanders. But..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Islanders Re-Sign RFA Kevin Poulin

    The Hockey Writers "The New York Islanders have made a depth signing, locking up goaltender Kevin Poulin to a one-year, two-way contract, according to Newday’s Arthur Staple. Staple reports that the terms of the contract are the same that Poulin played under last year, $600,000 at the NHL level and $275,000 in the..." August 12

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles and UFA D Marek Zidlicky have been discussing a contract past few weeks. Nothing decided on either side, but interest is there.

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Nassau Coliseum is a dump, but it’s our dump, and it’s hard to say goodbye

    New York Post "If you’ve been to enough of these, you know what to expect once the lights go on, once the last encore is done and the roadies take the stage to pack it up and tear it down: Half the arena is already climbing up stairs, sprinting for exits (though they’ll deny it to their friends), hoping to win..." August 06

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Nassau agrees to $3.55 million settlement with Islanders, SMG for back payment

    Newsday "The New York Islanders and SMG, their lease partner at the Nassau Coliseum, have reached an agreement to pay the county $3.55 million in unpaid rent, utilities, parking, concessions and revenue payments for the Uniondale arena, county officials said Friday. The deal, which came on the final day..." August 02

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement From Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Former NHLer Taylor Pyatt has announced that he will retire from hockey after playing 859 NHL games split between the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He played for Geneve Servette in Switzerland last..." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Islanders show off their new digs in Brooklyn

    New York Post "Nostalgia finally can be left behind, because it was all so real for the Islanders on Wednesday night. Their new digs at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center were no longer an abstract, but a home. The Islanders played their Blue-and-White prospect scrimmage in front of 6,311 surprisingly engaged and..." July 09

  • This brash, talented 19-year-old is looking to stick with Islanders

    New York Post "Along the way, there have been many detractors of Josh Ho-Sang. And yet nobody has disputed his talent, to be on display when the Islanders’ 2014 first-round pick (28th overall) takes the ice at the team’s Blue-and-White prospects scrimmage Wednesday night at Barclays Center. But the..." July 08

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Flyers sign RW Colin McDonald to one-year, two-way deal

    Broad Street Hockey "In another organizational depth signing by Ron Hextall, the Flyers have picked up right winger Colin McDonald from the New York Islanders on a one-year, two-way contract." July 03

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #Isles Transaction: @thomas_hickey14 agrees to terms on a three-year contract → http://t.co/UdCxW9B7c9 pic.twitter.com/vNSVlaDLBG

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles sign G Thomas Greiss.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    I think it's down to Philly or Edmonton for Neuvirth

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hearing that the Oilers have kicked the tires on UFA goalies Ramo and Neuvirth... but I think Ramo more likely to re-sign with Flames

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Flyers among the teams that have shown solid interest in Michal Neuvirth... we shall see

  • Flyers ink G Neuvirth to two-year deal

    TSN "Michal Neuvirth has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. The deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million in the first year and $1.75 million in the second year. " July 01

  • Islanders sign Anders Lee to 4-year, $15 million extension

    CBS Sports "The New York Islanders signed promising forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract extension. The deal for the would-be restricted free agent is worth $15 million total according to Craig Custance of ESPN.com. With this deal, Lee gets a healthy annual average of $3.75 million, but that also..." June 30

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Isles and Thomas Hickey closing in on an extension

    Islanders Point Blank "The Islanders and Thomas Hickey should agree on an extension in the next few days, according to Newsday’s Art Staple (June 29). Staple says the deal will pay Hickey $2-2.5 million per season. Staple reported earlier this month that Hickey and the Isles were close on a new deal. In 81..." June 29

  • Islanders maneuver to grab top talent in draft

    Newsday "The Islanders added to their defense prospect depth on Day 2 of the NHL Draft, which, when this event began, was going to be the only day the Isles were active. But general manager Garth Snow worked his way from not having a first-round pick when the draft began to coming away with two..." June 28

  • Isles make Andong Song the NHL's first Chinese-born draft pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the New York Islanders selected Andong Song in the sixth round (172nd overall), they made history, as Song became the first-ever Chinese-born NHL draft pick. Here are some interesting little tidbits about the 18-year-old, via the NHL: Song, a native of Beijing, moved to North America at..." June 28

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles get pick 147 from FLA for 2016 5th rounder

  • Islanders Trade for 28th Pick in 2015 NHL Draft, Select Anthony Beauvillier

    Lighthouse Hockey "The New York Islander already dealt Griffin Reinhart for the 16th overall pick at the 2015 NHL Draft, but they weren't done there. Later in that first round, they acquired the 28th overall pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 33rd overall pick (acquired earlier from the Oilers in..." June 27

  • Islanders pick Mathew Barzal of Seattle at 16

    Lighthouse Hockey "The New York Islanders selected Mathew Barzal with the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. The center for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL could be a steal, as he missed a third of his draft year with a fluke knee injury (horsing around in the locker room) but put up good numbers for..." June 27

  • Isles ship touted young defenseman for 2 high picks

    New York Post "The Islanders entered the NHL draft Friday night without a first-round pick, but they ended the night with two. The Islanders made sure they didn’t miss out on any top talent, acquiring the 16th and 33rd overall picks from the Oilers in exchange for Griffin Reinhart. General manager Garth..." June 27

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    Lubomir Visnovsky, who turns 39 in August, is "definitely" going to play next season per his agent. "He really likes #Isles, for sure."

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Rumblings: Isles have openings to fill

    ESPN "You never know what New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow is up to, right? He’s certainly not shy to make a bold move or two. He’s assembled a talented, young squad that made the playoffs this past season. Now he’s looking to make that group better if he can. "We’re in the same boat..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • Should Wings look into trading for Islanders' Okposo?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings are exploring trade possibilities as they seek to improve their lineup, and one intriguing name could be available from the New York Islanders. Newsday is reporting Kyle Okposo may be a trade chip, as the Islanders seek to get something for him now rather than spend later..." June 23