Islanders Rumors & News

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Jordan Eberle starting to settle in with Islanders

    Sporting News "When Jordan Eberle arrived on Long Island, the scenery wasn’t anything that he had imagined. Four months since his trade to the Islanders, the 29-year-old is beginning to settle into his new environment. “My impression isn’t really what I expected,” Eberle said. “You get traded to New York..." September 15

  • John Tavares willing to negotiate contract during season

    Sportsnet "John Tavares is the pending unrestricted free agent to watch this season. Since Steven Stamkos signed just before he would have tested the market in 2016, the soon-to-be 27-year-old Tavares has the potential to become the best UFA of the salary cap era. The first day of training camp brought..." September 14

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • John Tavares: 'I just try to control what I control' in contract uncertainty with Islanders

    Sporting News "John Tavares isn’t letting talk of his ongoing contract situation or rumors of leaving New York get in his head when the Islanders open up their season next month. Tavares is sticking to what he does best and putting the rest of the drama in the back of his mind. “I’m a hockey player so I..." September 13

  • Islanders expect Alan Quine to miss 4-6 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Islanders announced that forward Alan Quine is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with an upper-body injury. (You might say that their injury descriptions are already in regular-season form.) The Isles didn’t specify how Quine was hurt, but this puts his timetable somewhere..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t see Nassau Coliseum as option for Islanders

    Newsday "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said his “gut reaction” is that the renovated Nassau Coliseum is not a realistic option for the Islanders, even on a temporary basis. “I don’t view the Nassau Coliseum as a viable option,” Bettman said Friday at a news conference at Citi Field to announce the..." September 08

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Tavares calm, composed without extension from Islanders "New York Islanders captain John Tavares hit the links at Sebonack Golf Club on Wednesday looking the same calm and composed individual he's always been. But Tavares is in the midst of arguably the biggest year of his life. Not only did he get engaged this summer, he's in the final season of a..." September 07

  • Tavares: Contract talks with Isles 'more complicated' than people think "New York Islanders captain John Tavares hit the links at Sebonack Golf Club on Wednesday looking the same calm and composed individual he's always been. But Tavares is in the midst of arguably the biggest year of his life. Not only did he get engaged this summer, he's in the final season of a..." September 06

  • John Tavares never turned down $84 million from Islanders

    Sportsnet "John Tavares hasn’t turned down an $84-million extension offer from the New York Islanders, according to Athur Staple of Newsday. In fact, the two parties have “barely talked numbers” as Tavares heads into the final year of his contract. The attention given to Tavares this season will be..." August 29

  • Islanders add Terreri as goaltending development coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Islanders made a coaching move Wednesday, naming former NHL puckstopper Chris Terreri as a goalie development coach and goalie coach for the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers. “Chris has a vast amount of knowledge and experience, both as a player and a coach,” said Islanders general..." August 23

  • Islanders' Ho-Sang favors bigger nets

    Sportsnet "Bright, shiny things await Josh Ho-Sang. After wrapping up Day 1 at BioSteel Camp, rushing up and down the St. Michael’s College ice pad alongside friend Connor McDavid, the New York Islanders’ super rookie is off to take in the solar eclipse with his mom. “She’s really excited about it,”..." August 23

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • John Tavares talks thumb surgery, Doug Weight

    Newsday "A few more items from Newsday’s conversation with John Tavares on Wednesday, plus a note about Islanders 2012 draft pick Doyle Somerby: — Tavares gave some detail on the thumb surgery he had in April. “It’s something I’ve had for a few years,” Tavares said. “I kind of did it, aggravated it..." August 20

  • Islanders’ Eberle and Tavares hoping to rekindle old chemistry

    Sportsnet "Though they lost a few key pieces this summer, the New York Islanders managed to swing one of the most talked-about deals of the off-season, completing a trade that brought them five-time 20-goal scorer Jordan Eberle in late June. That long-rumoured swap was likely music to John Tavares‘ ears,..." August 19

  • John Tavares: What’s going into my patient Islanders decision

    New York Post "John Tavares is considering “everything” before signing a contact extension with the Islanders, and that includes going into this season without a new deal in place. The captain explicitly said so when asked on the phone Wednesday by The Post during a late-summer check in. “Yea, I am,”..." August 18

  • John Tavares isn’t stressed, but Islanders fans should be

    Sportsnet "Curious why your left eye keeps twitching? Why your forehead’s a cold-sweat mess, you can hear your heart pulse like it’s tethered to your Beats by Dre, and you feel an urge to grasp something stable so you don’t faint? The cause of your symptoms is simple and frightening. You are a New..." August 17

  • Islanders’ John Tavares not in a rush to get extension done

    Newsday "John Tavares is not worried about his contract situation. Training camp begins in less than a month, but the Islanders’ captain and star player said the fact that he’s prepared to enter this season, the last under his current deal, without an extension is not causing him to lose any..." August 17

  • Prokhorov pressuring Islanders to play at Nassau Coliseum

    New York Post "Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, looking to protect a $165 million investment in the Nassau Coliseum, is pressuring the New York Islanders to play a significant number of games at the Long Island arena in the 2018-2019 season, The Post has learned. Prokhorov, who owns Brooklyn’s..." August 16

  • Isles' Prince (ankle) out 4-6 months

    TSN "The New York Islanders announced on Monday that forward Shane Prince will be sidelined four to six months after undergoing ankle surgery. Prince, 24, missed the last four games of the regular season with a high ankle sprain. The team notes that Prince felt "increasing discomfort" as his..." August 14

  • Islanders' Lee not concerned with Tavares' contract situation "New York Islanders captain John Tavares has yet to sign a contract extension and is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after this season, but one of his linemates isn't worried about his center going elsewhere. "Johnny's taking his time," left wing Anders Lee told on..." August 11

  • Stephen Gionta: Secures one-year, two-way deal

    CBS Sports "Gionta signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Tuesday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. The deal is worth $650,000 in the NHL or $225,000 if he's sent to the minors. Gionta inked a one-year AHL deal with Bridgeport, a minor-league affiliate of the Islanders, last October,..." August 08

  • John Tavares says he wants time with Islanders ‘to continue’

    Pro Hockey Talk "For years, John Tavares was the easy answer to the question: “What’s the best bargain NHL contract that isn’t a rookie deal?” After years of enjoying that steal of a deal, the New York Islanders face the threat of losing their crucial star altogether via unrestricted free agency. With that..." August 05

  • De Haan believes Tavares will re-sign with Islanders "New York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan is confident center and captain John Tavares will eventually agree to a long-term contract. Tavares, who has one season left on a six-year, $33 million contract he signed with the Islanders in 2011, can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1...." August 03

  • Isles, de Haan avoid arbitration

    TSN "The New York Islanders have avoided arbitration with defenceman Calvin de Haan, reaching a one-year deal with the defenceman. According to multiple reports, the Islanders signed de Haan to a $3.3 million contract before entering their hearing on Wednesday. The team did not disclose terms. He..." August 02

  • John Tavares keen on remaining with Islanders

    TSN "John Tavares isn't tipping his hand on contract discussions with the New York Islanders this summer, but maintains he wants to remain with the only National Hockey League team he's ever played for. "I think I'll just keep that all internal," he told TSN at Connor McDavid's Power Edge Pro camp..." August 01

  • After making NHL debut, Jones re-ups with Isles

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the Isles’ feel-good stories from last season wrote a new chapter on Thursday. Connor Jones, the undrafted 26-year-old that made his NHL debut in April, has signed a one-year, two-way extension, the club announced. Jones certainly earned his way to the show. He spent four years at..." July 27

  • Islanders sign Adam Pelech to a four-year deal, $1.6m AAV "The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with defenseman Adam Pelech on a four-year contract. Pelech, 22, scored 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 44 games last season with the Islanders during his rookie campaign. The Toronto, ON, native added five points (one goal, four assists) in..." July 24

  • Islanders-Tavares standstill: Why it’s not panic time yet

    New York Post "It has been three weeks since John Tavares became eligible to sign a contract extension with the Islanders, and yet he still remains without a long-term commitment to the team. With each passing day, anxiety rises that the superlative captain will leave the only organization he has known. The..." July 21

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Could Tampa Bay Package Johnson, Palat For Tavares?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Don’t be surprised if the Tampa Bay Lightning attempt to flip their recently signed restricted free agents within the next year. At least that’s what the New York Post’s Larry Brooks believes will happen. He writes the long-term signings of Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are likely going to be..." July 16

  • Barzal ready to take next step with Islanders "Center Mathew Barzal admitted he was in awe during his brief NHL experience with the New York Islanders last season. "Last year, I was maybe a little star-struck sometimes playing against [Nicklas] Backstrom and [Alex] Ovechkin and those guys," Barzal said. "This year, I just want to hopefully..." July 15

  • Analyzing five potential trade destinations for Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "What are you expecting to get from Matt Duchene if you trade for him? A Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie season, Duchene’s production has been all over the map in his eight-season career. Peaking as nearly a point-per-game player in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (43 points in 47 games and 70 in 71..." July 14

  • Why there’s no John Tavares Islanders contract extension yet

    Newsday "The message has been clear for over a year now, ever since Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky took over majority control of the Islanders: John Tavares is the face of the franchise and everyone, from the owners on down, wants Tavares to be an Islander forever. But with no extension talks currently..." July 05

  • Breaking down the Islanders’ John Tavares dilemma

    New York Post "As July 4th fireworks arrived, a contract extension between John Tavares and the Islanders remained unsigned. It has been three whole days that he could have inked a deal, and in that short time, the panic began to rise inside the fanbase that knows their captain is more than just a cog on the..." July 04

  • Lightning acquire forward Carter Verhaeghe from Islanders for goalie Kristers Gudlevskis "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Carter Verhaeghe from the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Verhaeghe, 21, skated in 45 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey..." July 01

  • Jean-Francois Berube agrees to two-year contract with Blackhawks "Goalie Jean-Francois Berube agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year contract Saturday. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but TVA Sports reported it is worth $1.5 million, an average annual value of $750,000. Berube, who will turn 26 on July 13, was 3-2-2..." July 01

  • Leafs offered JVR for Hamonic

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs made a concerted effort to land defenceman Travis Hamonic at last week’s NHL Draft, offering a 2018 first-round pick and winger James van Riemsdyk to the New York Islanders, according to a report from Arthur Staple of Newsday. Hamonic would eventually be dealt to Calgary..." June 27

  • Snow open to trading picks, prospects to improve roster now

    Pro Hockey Talk "Garth Snow may not be done dealing. After trading defenseman Travis Hamonic to Calgary, the New York Islanders’ general manager said the return from the Flames could be used as “currency” to bolster the roster. The Isles received a first-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2018,..." June 24

  • Flames acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic from Islanders

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Hamonic, 26, is earning $3.857 million against the salary cap for the next three seasons before becoming UFA eligible. In November of 2015, Hamonic requested to be..." June 24

  • Ryan Strome happy to be joining surging Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Just about every player who has ever been traded to the Edmonton Oilers has gone on and on about how excited he was to be coming to a young, fast and exciting team. And for a good 10 years there, during one losing season after another, most of them were lying. But as the Oilers embark on a..." June 23

  • Dealing Jordan Eberle has long been necessary for Edmonton Oilers

    Sportsnet "As another player once considered a pillar of the Edmonton Oilers rebuild gets shipped out of town, here’s the kicker: Trading a 25-goal man for 15-goal Ryan Strome is exactly what had to happen. Exactly 51 weeks after the explosive fan favourite Taylor Hall was dealt to the New Jersey Devils..." June 22

  • A 'relieved' Jordan Eberle welcomes deal to Islanders, 'a storied franchise'

    Sporting News "Calling his new team a "storied franchise," and new teammate John Tavares "a generational player," Jordan Eberle could not contain his excitement over Thursday's trade in which he was dealt to the New York Islanders from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome. "The Islanders are a..." June 22

  • Oilers trade Eberle to Islanders for Strome

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have dealt forward Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for Ryan Strome, the teams confirmed Thursday. Eberle was drafted 22nd overall by Edmonton in 2008, registering 165 goals and 217 assists in 507 career games in seven seasons with the Oilers. The..." June 22

  • Golden Knights acquire 1st, 2nd-round picks, Grabovski from Islanders

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Mikhail Grabovski, Jake Bischoff, a 2017 first-round pick and 2019 second-round pick from the New York Islanders. In exchange the New York Islanders received Expansion Draft Considersations. Grabovski has yet to be cleared to play after suffering a..." June 22

  • Islanders dealing first-round pick to Vegas, also likely trading Grabovski to expansion franchise, sources say

    Newsday "The Islanders have a deal in place to send their first-round pick to Vegas to steer the expansion franchise toward selecting a designated player off the Isles’ unprotected list, two NHL sources confirmed to Newsday on Monday. TSN first reported the existence of the deal. The player..." June 20

  • Islanders leave Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome, Calvin de Haan unprotected ahead of expansion draft

    Newsday "The Islanders’ list of nine protected players for Wednesday’s expansion draft included a surprising name and a few surprising omissions, but that only fueled chatter that general manager Garth Snow already has a deal in place with Vegas GM George McPhee to essentially protect a few more Islanders..." June 19

  • Islanders will give up first rounder to keep Vegas from taking forwards

    TSN "The New York Islanders protected five defencemen and three forwards ahead of the Vgas Golden Knights expansion draft. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Islanders will give up a first round pick to keep Vegas from taking one of their forwards. The Islanders only protected..." June 18