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John Tavares Pleased With Extension Talks With Islanders

Aug 17, 2017 11:32 AM

John Tavares is pleased with the state of negotiations with the New York Islanders as he enters the final season of his contract.

Tavares wasn't willing to discuss the talks he's had with Islanders general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight, but it appears the dialogue has been positive.

Tavares was the No. 1 pick in 2009.

Tavares signed a six-year contract with an average annual value of $5.5 million in 2011.

"For me there's really no rush," Tavares told the newspaper. "I'm trying to determine things, let the process run its course, keep the lines of communication open, keep it all internal and it's been good so far. … In terms of signing a new contract, there's a lot that goes into it. To really dive into all the details, get into all the conversations I've had with Garth, the team and Doug, I don't think it's productive to the situation and the negotiating. I prefer to keep it all internal. That's the best way to keep it all open, honest and healthy."

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Scott Gomez Hired By Islanders As Assistant Coach

May 31, 2017 12:36 PM

Scott Gomez has joined the New York Islanders as an assistant coach.

Gomez retired from the NHL following the 15-16 season.

"Scott brings an immense amount of hockey knowledge to our coaching staff," Doug Weight said in a statement. "His offensive instincts, expertise on the power-play and the way he could control the game with his skating and smarts, are all key elements that we want implemented into our group. He played in the league as recently as the 2015-16 season so he can relate to today's NHL player in an effort to bring out the best in each member of the team."

Gomez was a two-time All-Star.


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John Tavares Underwent Hand Surgery

May 9, 2017 12:56 PM

Islanders captain John Tavares had surgery on his right hand in April but should recover in time for the 2017-18 season, the team told Newsday.

The center had been dealing with the hand injury throughout 2016-17. The Islanders told Newsday that his recovery is on schedule.

Tavares, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft, is set to play next season on the final year of his contract. Newsday reports that the Islanders are likely to offer him an eight-year contract that could be worth up to $80 million.

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Isles Looking At Belmont Park, Willets Point For New Arena

Apr 22, 2017 1:24 AM

The Islanders are looking at Belmont Park as the site for their new hockey arena and plan to submit a bid to the state of New York, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday.

Bettman also mentioned the land next to the Mets' Citi Field in Willets Point as a possible spot for the team, while noting that the team's former home, a renovated Nassau Coliseum is "not a long-term option."

"Yes, there is an RFP [request for proposal] for Belmont and I know they are going to participate in that," Bettman told a group from the The Associated Press Sports Editors in New York, according to Newsday. "I believe that everyone thinks there is a terrific opportunity there, if not at Willets Point, to create a more hockey friendly environment for the Islanders, which is something [Islanders co-owner] Scott [Malkin] is committed to do."

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Report: Nassau Coliseum Operator Wants To Bring Back Isles

Apr 13, 2017 2:19 AM

A prominent Long Island businessman says the operator of the Nassau Coliseum is preparing a pitch to bring back the New York Islanders.

Kevin Law, the president and chief executive of Long Island Association, told Newsday that Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment -- the operator of both the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Nassau Coliseum -- will offer to make further additional adjustments to the Coliseum.

The arena, located in Uniondale, New York, and home to the Isles for 43 seasons, recently underwent a $165 million renovation.

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Isles, Thomas Greiss Agree To Three-Year Deal

Jan 31, 2017 1:28 AM

The Islanders announced Monday that goaltender Thomas Greiss has agreed to terms on a three-year contract. The deal is worth $10 million, according to a source.

Greiss, 31, has a 14-7-3 record with a 2.25 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage this season.

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Islanders Reportedly To Talk With Gerard Gallant

Jan 18, 2017 1:58 AM

Jack Capuano is out as head coach of the last-place Islanders, with the team announcing the move Tuesday amid its 17-17-8 start to the season.

Assistant GM Doug Weight will take over as coach on an interim basis. According to an NHL source, the Islanders have received permission from Florida to talk to former Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.

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Isles Fire Head Coach Jack Capuano

Jan 17, 2017 5:49 PM

Jack Capuano is out as head coach of the last-place New York Islanders, with the team announcing the move Tuesday amid its 17-17-8 start to the season.

Assistant general manager Doug Weight will take over as coach on an interim basis.

The move comes one day after the Islanders shut out the Boston Bruins 4-0. Snow said the halfway point of the season played a role in the timing of the move.

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Isles Waive Goalie Jaroslav Halak

Dec 31, 2016 2:23 AM

The New York Islanders waived goalie Jaroslav Halak on Friday.

The move comes one day after Halak was pulled after allowing four goals on 24 shots during a 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

For the season, Halak is 6-8-5 with a 3.23 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage.

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Isles, Cal Clutterbuck Agree To Five-Year Extension

Dec 10, 2016 2:36 AM

The New York Islanders and alternate captain Cal Clutterbuck have agreed to a five-year extension through the 2022-23 season, the team announced Friday.

A source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that the deal is worth $17.5 million, with an average annual value of $3.5 million per season.

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Agent For Two Islanders' Goaltenders Criticizes Team
The Islanders have been criticized by the agent of two of their goaltenders for how they treat the players of the position.

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Devils Claim Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau Off Waivers From Isles
The Devils also placed defenseman Seth Helgeson on waivers Tuesday.

Isles, Dennis Seidenberg Agree To One-Year, $1M Deal
This summer, the Bruins bought out the final two years of Dennis Seidenberg's contract.

Isles, Ryan Strome Agree On Two-Year, $5M Deal
Ryan Strome scored eight goals and had 20 assists in 71 games with the Islanders last season.

Agent: Jimmy Vesey Meets With Seven Teams
NHL prospect Jimmy Vesey is the reigning winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top men's college hockey player.

Isles Reportedly Exploring New Arena Next To Citi Field
On July 13, Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky said he expects the team to remain in Brooklyn long term.

P.A. Parenteau Returns To Islanders
The Islanders and P.A. Parenteau have agreed to a one-year deal.

Kyle Okposo Signs Seven-Year, $42M Contact With Sabres
Kyle Okposo had played nine seasons with the Islanders.

Isles, Casey Cizikas Agree On Five-Year Deal
Casey Cizikas set a career high in points last season with 30.

Isles' Travis Hamonic Has Change Of Heart
The Islanders have confirmed that Travis Hamonic has rescinded his trade request.

Stamkos Is Skating, But Not Close To Returning
Steven Stamkos is not anywhere close to being ready to face the Islanders in the next series.

Yormark Is Pleased With Isles' First Season In Brooklyn
The Islanders moved to Brooklyn this season after spending their first 43 years at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.

Isles Place Jaroslav Halak On IR
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak has an upper-body injury.

Islanders Name George McPhee Special Adviser To Garth Snow
George McPhee served as the Capitals' general manager for 17 seasons beginning in 1997-98.


Isles, Steve Bernier Agree To One-Year Deal
Steve Bernier scored 16 goals for the New Jersey Devils last season.

Leafs Send Five Players To Isles For Michael Grabner
The Maple Leafs have sent Taylor Beck, Carter Verhaeghe, Matt Finn, Tom Nilsson, and Christopher Gibson to the Islanders.

Press Release

Andong Song Becomes First Player From China Drafted
The NHL Islanders have selected Andong Song, 18, with the No. 172nd overall pick in the NHL Draft.

Capitals Win Game 7, Advance To Play Rangers
The Capitals will now face the Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Jamie Benn Wins NHL Scoring Title
Jamie Benn edged John Tavares by one point, finishing the season with 35 goals and 52 assists.

FBI Investigates Threats Against Nick Leddy
The FBI is investigating social media threats made against Isles defenseman Nick Leddy.