Islanders Rumors & News

  • Islanders sale approved by NHL Board of Governors

    Newsday "The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Islanders from Charles Wang to businessmen Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday. The deal, which Bettman said has not been finalized, calls for Ledecky and Malkin to own a minority stake in..." October 01

  • Islanders still auditioning for wing man for John Tavares

    Newsday "John Tavares received about as lasting an honor as a 24-year-old could have Sunday, with his No. 91 raised to the rafters in Oshawa, Ontario, by his Ontario League junior team. On Monday, it was back to the grind. Tavares still is trying to shake off the rust from not playing a game since..." September 30

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Michael Dal Colle has signed his entry-level contract with NYI.

  • Ryan Pulock gives himself good shot with Islanders by shooting puck

    Newsday "With half of training camp gone, the roster decisions are supposed to be getting clearer for Jack Capuano and the Islanders' coaching staff. But there may be a spot on defense that is even more up for grabs now than it was when camp began last Friday. Griffin Reinhart was thought to be the..." September 28

  • Islanders’ Capuano the man with a playoff plan

    New York Post "When Jack Capuano gets excited, he talks very fast, with little time to pause for sentences or breath. Kind of like Wednesday morning at the Coliseum, when the Islanders coach spoke emphatically about a coming season ripe with lofty goals and historical significance. “The expectations are..." September 25

  • Jack Skille: I'm a stronger player now

    Newsday "Jack Skille is one of a group of new Islanders who probably thought, when they signed towards the end of a busy July 1, they had a better than decent shot to crack an opening-night roster in need of some overhauling. Of course, that changed by the end of business on July 2. Skille, Cory..." September 13

  • Islanders' Okposo: 'I want to take that next step' after career season "Kyle Okposo reached new heights with the New York Islanders in 2013-14, recording career-highs in goals (27) and points (69) in 71 games played during his seventh professional season. Okposo, who is finally living up to his potential at age 26 after being drafted seventh overall in 2006,..." September 11

  • John Spano, disgraced former Islanders' owner, indicted on theft, forgery charges

    Newsday "John Spano, whose infamous bid to buy the Islanders in 1997 landed him in prison for bank fraud, has been indicted by a grand jury in Ohio on one count of theft and 44 counts of forgery. Spano, 50, of Madison, Ohio, was arrested Aug. 21 and pleaded not guilty to accusations that he forged..." September 11

  • Why John Tavares is optimistic about the Islanders

    New York Post "The words “roster changes” were said, and John Tavares’ eyes lit up. Without any more prompting, the Islanders all-world center went straight for the position that has plagued his franchise for almost two decades. “I think obviously goaltending was a big thing,” Tavares told The Post on..." September 11

  • Rick DiPietro's new career path on sports talk radio

    Newsday "Rick DiPietro and Alan Hahn were supposed to be preparing for a radio show, but the conversation again had gone "off the rails," as they like to put it. The subject: Batman vs. Superman. "Batman is Inspector Gadget with a cool suit," DiPietro said before veering into an analysis of Aquaman and..." September 06

  • Islanders have base to be great, says Tonelli "With news last week that New York Islanders team owner Charles Wang was selling a majority ownership of the franchise, there are plenty of changes in store. A group led by Jon Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin has purchased a minority share in the team, with that stake slated to..." September 02

  • Seabrook returns to hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending the 2013-14 season away from the game, defenseman Keith Seabrook is returning to hockey signing a one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday. He is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, and two-time Stanley Cup champion, Brent..." August 23

  • Islanders to be sold to Jon Ledecky

    ESPN New York "Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday. Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin reached a deal to purchase a "substantial minority..." August 19

  • Advisor in failed Islanders sale is NHL commish’s half-brother

    New York Post "This could make for an uncomfortable family reunion. An adviser working for the hedge-fund manager who sued the New York Islanders for reneging on a deal to sell him the team is NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s half-brother, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway hired Jeffrey Pollack several..." August 15

  • Islanders owner Charles Wang hit with $10 million lawsuit for backing out of deal to sell team

    New York Daily News "Islanders owner Charles Wang is being sued for reneging on the sale of his NHL franchise and accused of allowing “greed” motivated by an “unrelated,” more lucrative bid for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to compromise the deal. Wang was whacked on Monday with a $10 million lawsuit from..." August 12

  • Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24

  • Poulin, Islanders agree to two-year contract: report "The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with goaltender Kevin Poulin on a two-year contract, Tim Wharnsby of reported. The signing would avoid a salary arbitration hearing. It is a two-way contract worth $650,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the minors, Wharnsby reported. Poulin went..." July 24

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles have placed F Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers.

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles have signed Casey Cizikas to 2-year, $2-million contract and Calvin de Haan to 3-year, $5.9 million contract.

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    Murray Pam @Pammerhockey

    Pierre-Marc Bouchard signs with @evzug of the Swiss League. Bouchard played 593 #NHL games with #Wild, #Islanders.

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    Daniel Friedman @DFriedmanOnNYI

    Snow, on Josh Ho-Sang: "Probably has the most talent of anyone in that entire draft." #Isles

  • Islanders sign Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to FOUR-YEAR deals

    Islanders Point Blank "The Islanders have signed forwards Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to four-year contracts. (Arthur Staple) Kulemin gets $16.75 million over four years. His cap hit is $4.1875 Grabovski gets $20 million over four-years. His cap hit will be $5 million. They were teammates in Toronto" July 03

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    Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug

    Harry Zolnierczyk signs with Isles. 2 way deal. 600/300

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    Isles add more goaltending depth, agreeing to terms with G David Leggio, client of @BBarts and Steve Bartlett, on 1 yr, 2-way deal

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles have also signed F Jack Skille to 2-way deal. Played for CLB last season, Panthers/Hawks prior. More roster depth.

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    NYIslanders @NYIslanders

    #ISLES TRANSACTION: Islanders Agree to Terms with Forward Cory Conacher -

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs lose Brennan. RT @StapeNewsday: #Isles sign D T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal (one-way).

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles sign G Chad Johnson.

  • Incredulous Isles GM needs some wins to back up his attitude

    New York Post "As usual with the Islanders, it couldn’t just be about the personnel move, in this case the decision to trade up in the draft on Friday to select risk/reward fledgling center Josh Ho-Sang 28th overall. No, it couldn’t be just about that. Instead, as is commonplace with this shipwreck franchise..." June 29

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Islanders GM Garth Snow looking to trade

    Newsday "The Islanders have the fifth pick in Friday's draft and, rather than going into draft weekend looking to add to their prospect pool as in years past, Islanders general manager Garth Snow is looking to trade that pick for NHL-ready talent after an unsuccessful season. "We're open to trading the..." June 22

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    With 2 weeks until free agency, #Isles and G Evgeni Nabokov are not close on a deal. Team needs a backup (or 2) for Jaro Halak.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Isles GM Garth Snow says he's now shopping Dan Boyle's rights, having been unable to sign the pending UFA defenseman...

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    George Bazos, Dan Boyle's agent, says Boyle will let #Isles know by end of this week whether he's interested in starting contract talks.

  • Islanders Acquire Dan Boyle "The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Dan Boyle has been acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft. The exchanged pick becomes a fourth-round selection if Boyle signs with the Islanders. Boyle, 37,..." June 05

  • Graham Agrees To Entry-Level Deal "The New York Islanders announced today that Jesse Graham has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. Graham, 20, scored 54 points (11 goals, 43 assists) in 66 games last season in the Ontario Hockey League. The Oshawa, Ontario, native served as team captain of the Niagara..." June 01

  • Pokka Agrees to Entry-Level Contract with Islanders "The New York Islanders announced today that Ville Pokka has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. Pokka, 19, scored 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 54 games with Karpat during his third full season in the Liiga (Finland). The Tornio, Finland, native was named one of three..." May 28

  • Isles ‘absolutely’ willing to deal No. 5 pick, says Snow

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shortly after announcing he was keeping the fifth overall pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Isles GM Garth Snow said he’d be willing to part with it. From the New York Post: When asked if he is willing to deal the pick, Snow hardly let his questioner finish before saying, “Absolutely. We’re..." May 23

  • Islanders Ink G Halak Four Year deal "The New York Islanders and goaltender Jaroslav Halak have agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Halak, 28, split his eighth NHL seasons between the St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, compiling a 29-13-7 record in 52 games. The Bratislava, Slovakia, native was dealt from..." May 23

  • Islanders Retain First Round Selection in 2014 NHL Draft "The New York Islanders announced today that they will retain their first round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft and transfer their first round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft to the Buffalo Sabres. The selection was packaged in the team’s deal for Thomas Vanek on October 27, 2013." May 23

  • Edmonton Oil Kings captain truly ‘a gamer’

    Edmonton Journal "Griffin Reinhart was feeling the love on Twitter on Tuesday night. And by ‘love,’ I don’t mean unrelenting support and encouragement from adoring Oil Kings fans temporarily heartbroken following the club’s 4-3 double overtime loss to the Val-d’Or Foreurs at the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup..." May 22

  • New York Islanders Sale Talks: Borroway reportedly has financing, partners to meet Wang's price

    Lighthouse Hockey "Rumblings about the proposed sale of the New York Islanders have increased over the past week, with reported bidder Andrew Barroway getting closer to arranging the financing and partners needed to meet Islanders owner Charles Wang's roughly $400 million asking price. According to the Sports..." May 16

  • Tavares’ knee ‘back to normal,’ cleared for full activity

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some good news regarding the health of Islanders captain John Tavares — his recovery from a torn MCL and meniscus in his left knee is going along swimmingly. “Everything’s pretty much back to normal,” Tavares said, per Buffalo’s WGR550 radio. “I was cleared last week to resume full activity, so..." May 15

  • Capitals Acquire Fourth-Round Pick in 2014 NHL Draft from New York Islanders for Halak

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have acquired a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for the rights to goaltender Jaroslav Halak, assistant general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The fourth-round selection was acquired by New York from..." May 01

  • Report: Wang values Isles at $370 million, offering to sell 75 percent

    Pro Hockey Talk "Charles Wang is offering to sell 75 percent of the New York Islanders, according to a report in SportsBusiness Journal. Wang has apparently placed a $370 million value on the team, so any buyer will need to come up with $277.5 million to grab three quarters. There’s also a “five-year option on..." April 26

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Islanders will select fifth in draft, but GM Garth Snow mulls sending pick to Sabres

    Newsday "The Islanders will select fifth in the 2014 NHL draft after the league's draft lottery was conducted Tuesday night -- unless general manager Garth Snow decides to send that pick to the Sabres to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. The Florida Panthers, who had the second-best percentage to win..." April 19

  • Islanders Draw New Suitors As Barroway Continues Efforts

    Sports Business Daily "Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers. "The Islanders are a year away..." April 18

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

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