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Ben Holmstrom signs with New York Islanders organization

Ben Holmstrom joins New York Islanders organization. (Photo/Getty Images)The New York Islanders announced on Thursday they have agreed to terms on one-year, two-way contracts with former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Ben Holmstrom and five other skaters. Holmstrom spent the 2014-15 season with the Charlotte Checkers, America Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s...
Via Mill City Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign 6 players to 2-way, 1-year contracts

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney, James Wright and four other forwards to one-year, two-way contracts. The team announced the signings Thursday. Justin Florek, Ben Holmstrom, Bracken Kearns and Justin Vaive also joined the team. Whitney played with the Albany Devils of the AHL last season. He had 23 goals and 37 assists in 66 games. He also appeared in...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign 6 players to 2-way, 1-year contracts (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney, James Wright and four other forwards to one-year, two-way contracts.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Slow and Steady: 7/2/15

The New York Islanders flew virtually under the radar yesterday, methodically making the necessary moves, ones most could have expected. Just after 12 P.M., Arthur Staple announced two signings: backup goaltender Thomas Greiss (from the Pittsburgh Penguins) and returning Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey. #Isles sign Thomas Greiss to 2-year, $3 million deal. New backup G to Jaro...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flyers sign Michal Neuvirth

  View image | gettyimages.com  According to reports, the Flyers have signed free agent goalie Michal Neuvirth to a two year deal.     Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2 — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015 Neuvirth has a 2.73 GAA and .912 save percentage in 168 career NHL games...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: All is Quiet For Now: 7/1/15

As free agency looms, starting at 12 P.M. ET, the collective hockey world will be avoiding work at all costs, flipping through Twitter and hoping their team can make a splash. For Islander fans, the mood will be more relaxed. This is not to say they won’t be avoiding work to hear news from around the NHL, but, for the first time in years, fans aren’t crossing their fingers that...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign F Lee to 4-year contract after strong rookie campaign

  The New York Islanders have signed forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract. Islanders general manager Garth Snow announced the signing Tuesday. Lee scored 25 goals in 76 games as a rookie last season, finishing second on the Islanders in goals and fourth among NHL rookies. The Islanders selected the 24-year-old in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He has 57 points (35...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Anders Lee to 4-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have signed forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract. Islanders general manager Garth Snow announced the signing Tuesday. Lee scored 25 goals in 76 games as a rookie last season, finishing second on the Islanders in goals and fourth among NHL rookies. The Islanders selected the 24-year-old in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He has 57...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Before the Frenzy: 6/30/15

The beginning of July often brings up a lot of feelings for hockey fans and writers. It means the true start of summer, Fourth of July weekend (or Canada Day…eh?), and, of course, the start of free agency. As if watching 82 games of your team not shooting the puck on the powerplay and throwing your remote at the T.V. followed by the Stanley Cup playoffs wasn’t enough, fans from...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andong Song becomes first Chinese player ever taken in NHL Draft

For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft, although, by way of New Jersey. Andong Song made history after he was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The baby-faced (even by NHL rookie standards) 6-foot, 160-pound defenseman, who goes by the name "Misha," started playing hockey on a tiny rink in Beijing...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Take Andong Song, First Chinese Player Drafted into NHL

The New York Islanders made history on Saturday, drafting defenseman Andong (Misha) Song, the first ever Chinese player to ever get picked, in the sixth round of the NHL Draft. Very little is known about Song, who was born in Beijing, China. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Song moved to Oakville, Ontario at the age of 10. A member of China’s U18 World Junior team, Song...
Via The Hockey House
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders are finally done paying Alexei Yashin

The story has become infamous. The New York Islanders acquired star forward Alexei Yashin in 2001 at an amazingly high cost, trading future Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara, the 2011 second overall pick (which turned out to be Jason Spezza) and Bill Muckalt for the Russian forward. If dealing those youngsters wasn’t enough, New York general manager Mike Milbury inked Yashin to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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