After playing in the NHL for 15 seasons, Travis Zajac decided to call it a career. The long-time New Jersey Devil was a trade deadline acquisition for the New York Islanders this past year and provided solid depth to the bottom six in 13 regular-season games and 14 playoff games.
The New York Jets had their home opener this Sunday and the New York Islanders returned the courtesy the Jets players showed during their playoff run by heading to the MetLife Stadium to take in the game (too bad it couldn’t have been a better showing for them).
New York Islanders fans didn’t have to wait long for general manager Lou Lamoriello to sign a defender after he solidified the forward group earlier this month, officially signing Zdeno Chara to a one-year deal (terms undisclosed).
After signing Erik Gustafsson to a PTO earlier in the week, the New York Islanders continued to add depth to their blue line. The team announced on Twitter that they’ve signed veteran defenseman, Zdeno Chara to a one-year deal.
The future Hall of Fame defenseman comes home to the place where his NHL career began. I joked about it a couple of weeks ago, but it is actually happening now: The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Zdeno Chara, more than 20 years after trading him in the Alexei Yashin deal.
The KHL is easily the second-best professional hockey league in the world. It’s not quite the NHL, but it’s still a high-caliber league. And a former New York Islanders player is currently near the top of the goal-scoring table.
The New York Islanders are gearing up for their 2021-2022 season which opens up with Training Camp beginning September 23. Their first preseason game is shortly thereafter on September 26 and we’re starting to see some movement with this date rapidly approaching.
We have another rush of New York Islanders signings to talk about. While these signings weren’t announced by the team each of these players was listed on the team’s website as part of their roster before CapFriendly announced the signings.
Probably not the original plan, to be honest. Still needing to fill the blueline void created by the salary cap ejection of Nick Leddy, the New York Islanders may be adding a surprising and less-than-perfect name to the mix.
On Thursday, Chris Johnston reported that the New York Islanders were bringing in UFA left-shot defenseman Erik Gustafsson. The move seems to indicate that Lou Lamoriello has set his blueline for the 2021-22 season.
Zach Parise has signed a contract with the New York Islanders according to TSN. The Islanders become Parise’s third National Hockey League team as he previously played seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils and nine seasons with the Minnesota Wild.
In the eyes of many, the New York Islanders prospect pool doesn’t project to be anything special. Corey Pronman of The Athletic ranked the organization’s prospect depth 27th of the 32 NHL teams after an in-depth look at every team’s future.