New York Islanders News

The Islanders have signed Jan Kovar to a one-year deal worth $2M.

Kovar has spent the last five seasons in the KHL, where he collected 286 points (97G / 189A) in 285 games. Kovar is coming off of his worst season with Magnitogorsk Metallurg but had a lot of interested NHL teams before picking the Islanders. The 5-foot-11, 216 lbs. 28-year-old forward has a good shot to play in the Islanders top-6 after John Tavares left for Toronto.

Source: Chris Johnston 07/9/18, 12:50 pm EST

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The Islanders acquired Matt Martin from the Maple Leafs for Eamon McAdam.

After two years with the Maple Leafs, Martin is headed back to the Islanders, where he spent the first seven years of his career. Martin scored just eight goals and 13 assists (21 points) in 132 games during his time in Toronto. During that stretch, he ranks tied for sixth in the NHL in hits/game (3.4).

Source: Andrew Gross 07/4/18, 9:19 am EST

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The Islanders have signed Robin Lehner to a one-year, $1.5M deal.

Lehner went 14-26-9 with a 3.01 GAA and .908 SV% in 53 starts with the Sabres last season. The 26-year-old has started 50-plus games in back-to-back seasons and is tied for 19th among qualified goalies in SV% (.915) and 37th in GAA (2.83) over that span. Lehner will take over as the Islanders’ starting netminder with Thomas Greiss as the backup.

Source: Andrew Gross 07/4/18, 9:16 am EST

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The Islanders have re-signed Thomas Hickey to a four-year deal worth $10M ($2.5M AAV).

Hickey was the No.4 overall pick in 2007 and has enjoyed moderate success during his first six seasons with the Islanders. Hickey is coming off of a career-year, picking up 25 points (5G / 20A) in 69 games. He is a very mobile, puck-moving defenseman who will be a key part of the Isles’ top-4.

Source: Darren Dreger 07/2/18, 7:02 pm EST

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The Islanders select Oliver Wahlstrom with the No.11 overall pick.

Wahlstrom was a YouTube sensation before his 10th birthday and has since become a star for the United States Development Team. Wahlstrom had 48 goals and 46 assists (94 points) in 62 games with the U.S. National U-18 team. Wahlstrom has outstanding hands, but still needs to polish his defensive game.

Source: Amanda Stein 06/22/18, 8:50 pm EST

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