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2018-2019 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct Cap Hit
GOALTENDERS
#1 Thomas Greiss (G) 32 1986 Füssen, GER 185 103 L 19/20 $3,333,330
#40 Robin Lehner (G) 27 1991 Göteborg, SWE 192 111 L 18/19 $1,500,000
DEFENSEMEN
#55 Johnny Boychuk (D)   “A” 34 1984 Edmonton, AB, CAN 188 103 R 21/22 $6,000,000
#4 Thomas Hickey (D) 29 1989 Calgary, AB, CAN 182 85 L 21/22 $2,500,000
#2 Nick Leddy (D) 27 1991 Eden Prairie, MN, USA 183 93 L 21/22 $5,500,000
#24 Scott Mayfield (D) 26 1992 St. Louis, MO, USA 193 103 R 22/23 $625,000
#3 Adam Pelech (D) 24 1994 Toronto, ON, CAN 191 98 L 20/21 $1,600,000
#6 Ryan Pulock (D) 24 1994 Dauphin, MB, CAN 188 97 R 19/20 $2,000,000
#21
Luca Sbisa (D) 28 1990 Ozieri, ITA 188 95 L 18/19 $1,500,000
FORWARDS
#12 Josh Bailey (RW) 29 1989 Oshawa, ON, CAN 185 92 L 23/24 $5,000,000
#13 Mathew Barzal (C) 21 1997 Coquitlam, BC, CAN 183 86 R 19/20 $863,333
#18 Anthony Beauvillier (LW/C) 21 1997 Sorel, QC, CAN 180 83 L 18/19 $1,106,670
#53 Casey Cizikas (C) 27 1991 Toronto, ON, CAN 180 91 L 20/21 $3,350,000
#15 Cal Clutterbuck (RW)   “A” 30 1987 Welland, ON, CAN 180 98 R 22/23 $3,500,000
#28 Michael Dal Colle (LW) 22 1996 Richmond Hill, ON, CAN 191 93 L 18/19 $3,063,330
#7 Jordan Eberle (RW) 28 1990 Regina, SK, CAN 180 85 R 18/19 $6,000,000
#51 Valtteri Filppula (C) 34 1984 Vantaa, FIN 182 89 L 18/19 $2,750,000
#72 Stephen Gionta (RW/C) 35 1983 Rochester, NY, USA 170 79 R 18/19 $650,000
#32 Ross Johnston (LW) 24 1994 Charlottetown, PE, CAN 195 107 L 21/22 $1,000,000
#47
Leo Komarov (LW/RW) 31 1987 Narva, EST 180 95 L 21/22 $3,000,000
#14 Tom Kühnhackl (RW/LW) 26 1992 Landshut, GER 187 89 L 18/19 $700,000
#16 Andrew Ladd (LW)   “A” 32 1985 Maple Ridge, BC, CAN 190 87 L 22/23 $5,500,000
#27 Anders Lee (LW)   “C” 28 1990 Edina, MN, USA 191 105 L 18/19 $3,750,000
#17 Matt Martin (LW) 29 1989 Windsor, ON, CAN 191 100 L 19/20 $2,500,000
#29 Brock Nelson (C/LW) 27 1991 Minneapolis, MN, USA 191 96 L 18/19 $4,250,000
Position: G:2 D:7 F:16 | Av Age: 27.8 years | Av Ht: 185.84 cm | Av Wt 94.52 kg | Compare with other teams
Total Cap Hit: $68,415,833
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DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
15/11/2018
15/11/2018 Up/Down Joining Michael Dal Colle (F) Joining from Bridgeport Sound Tigers
15/11/2018 Up/Down Joining Stephen Gionta (F) Joining from Bridgeport Sound Tigers
05/11/2018
05/11/2018 Up/Down Joining Tom Kühnhackl (F) Joining from Bridgeport Sound Tigers
03/11/2018
03/11/2018 Up/Down Leaving Christopher Gibson (G) Leaving for Bridgeport Sound Tigers
31/10/2018
31/10/2018 Up/Down Joining Christopher Gibson (G) Joining from Bridgeport Sound Tigers
31/10/2018 Up/Down Leaving Tom Kühnhackl (F) Leaving for Bridgeport Sound Tigers
17/10/2018
17/10/2018 Up/Down Leaving Stephen Gionta (F) Leaving for Bridgeport Sound Tigers
13/10/2018
13/10/2018 Extension Stephen Gionta (F)
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1988-1989 NHL 80 28 5 47 - - 265 325 61 20 Did not make playoffs
1989-1990 NHL 80 31 11 38 - - 281 288 73 16 Conference QF loss
1990-1991 NHL 80 25 10 45 - - 223 290 60 19 Did not make playoffs
1991-1992 NHL 80 34 11 35 - - 291 299 79 14 Did not make playoffs
1992-1993 NHL 84 40 7 37 - - 335 297 87 13 Conference Final loss
1993-1994 NHL 84 36 12 36 - - 282 264 84 15 Conference QF loss
1994-1995 NHL 48 15 5 28 - - 126 158 35 25 Did not make playoffs
1995-1996 NHL 82 22 10 50 - - 229 315 54 24 Did not make playoffs
1996-1997 NHL 82 29 12 41 - - 240 250 70 22 Did not make playoffs
1997-1998 NHL 82 30 11 41 - - 212 225 71 19 Did not make playoffs
1998-1999 NHL 82 24 10 48 - - 194 244 58 25 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 NHL 82 24 9 48 - 1 194 275 58 26 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 NHL 82 21 7 51 - 3 185 268 52 30 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 NHL 82 42 8 28 - 4 239 220 96 8 Conference QF loss
2002-2003 NHL 82 35 11 34 - 2 224 231 83 16 Conference QF loss
2003-2004 NHL 82 38 11 29 - 4 237 210 91 15 Conference QF loss
2005-2006 NHL 82 36 - 40 - 6 230 278 78 24 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 NHL 82 40 - 30 - 12 248 240 92 17 Conference QF loss
2007-2008 NHL 82 35 - 38 - 9 194 243 79 26 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 NHL 82 26 - 47 - 9 201 279 61 30 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 222 264 79 26 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 NHL 82 30 - 39 - 13 229 264 73 27 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 203 255 79 27 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 NHL 48 24 - 17 - 7 139 139 55 8 Conference QF loss
2013-2014 NHL 82 34 - 37 - 11 225 267 79 8 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 NHL 82 47 - 28 - 7 252 230 101 3 Conference QF loss
2015-2016 NHL 82 45 - 27 - 10 232 216 100 4 Conference SF loss
2016-2017 NHL 82 41 - 29 - 12 241 242 94 5 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 NHL 82 35 - 37 - 10 264 296 80 7 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 NHL 18 8 - 6 2 2 61 49 22 2 -
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. John Tavares (F) 2018-2019 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 12 11 23 6
2. Tim Wallace (F) 2018-2019 Milton Keynes Lightning EIHL 17 7 13 20 22
3. Taylor Beck (F) 2018-2019 Kunlun Red Star KHL 26 9 10 19 20
4. Jesse Joensuu (F) 2018-2019 Jokerit KHL 26 10 7 17 31
5. Harry Zolnierczyk (F) 2018-2019 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 14 4 12 16 14
6. Joshua Ho-Sang (F) 2018-2019 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 17 1 15 16 10
7. Nikolai Kulyomin (F) 2018-2019 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 20 9 6 15 2
8. Cory Conacher (F) 2018-2019 Syracuse Crunch AHL 9 7 8 15 14
9. Sean Bentivoglio (F) 2018-2019 Cardiff Devils EIHL 15 6 9 15 16
10. Matt Donovan (D) 2018-2019 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 18 7 7 14 18
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 853 1353
2. Mike Bossy (F) 752 573 553 1126
3. Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 742 1052
4. Clark Gillies (F) 872 304 359 663
5. John Tavares (F) 669 272 349 621
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mike Bossy (F) 752 573 553 1126
2. Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 853 1353
3. Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 742 1052
4. Clark Gillies (F) 872 304 359 663
5. Brent Sutter (F) 694 287 323 610
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 853 1353
2. Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 742 1052
3. Mike Bossy (F) 752 573 553 1126
4. Clark Gillies (F) 872 304 359 663
5. John Tavares (F) 669 272 349 621
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Mick Vukota (F) 509 16 45 1879
2. Rich Pilon (D) 509 6 60 1525
3. Garry Howatt (F) 596 93 213 1466
4. Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 1052 1356
5. Bob Nystrom (F) 900 235 513 1248
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 853 1353
2. Denis Potvin (D) 1060 310 742 1052
3. Bob Nystrom (F) 900 235 278 513
4. Clark Gillies (F) 872 304 359 663
5. Bob Bourne (F) 814 238 304 542
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Mike Bossy (F) 752 573 1126 1.497
2. Pierre Turgeon (F) 255 147 340 1.333
3. Bryan Trottier (F) 1123 500 1353 1.205
4. Pat LaFontaine (F) 530 287 566 1.068
5. Zigmund Pálffy (F) 331 168 331 1.000
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mike Bossy (F) 1981-1982 NHL 80 64 83 147 1.84 22
2. Bryan Trottier (F) 1978-1979 NHL 76 47 87 134 1.76 50
3. Pierre Turgeon (F) 1992-1993 NHL 83 58 74 132 1.59 26
4. Bryan Trottier (F) 1981-1982 NHL 80 50 79 129 1.61 88
5. Mike Bossy (F) 1978-1979 NHL 80 69 57 126 1.58 25
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mike Bossy (F) 1978-1979 NHL 80 69 57 126 1.58 25
2. Mike Bossy (F) 1980-1981 NHL 79 68 51 119 1.51 32
3. Mike Bossy (F) 1981-1982 NHL 80 64 83 147 1.84 22
4. Mike Bossy (F) 1985-1986 NHL 80 61 62 123 1.54 14
5. Mike Bossy (F) 1982-1983 NHL 79 60 58 118 1.49 20
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Bryan Trottier (F) 1978-1979 NHL 76 47 87 134 1.76 50
2. Mike Bossy (F) 1981-1982 NHL 80 64 83 147 1.84 22
3. Bryan Trottier (F) 1981-1982 NHL 80 50 79 129 1.61 88
4. Bryan Trottier (F) 1977-1978 NHL 77 46 77 123 1.60 46
5. Pierre Turgeon (F) 1992-1993 NHL 83 58 74 132 1.59 26
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Brian Curran (D) 1986-1987 NHL 68 0 10 10 0.15 356
2. Zenon Konopka (F) 2010-2011 NHL 82 2 7 9 0.11 307
3. Mick Vukota (F) 1991-1992 NHL 74 0 6 6 0.08 293
4. Rich Pilon (D) 1997-1998 NHL 76 0 7 7 0.09 291
5. Mick Vukota (F) 1989-1990 NHL 76 4 8 12 0.16 290
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 185.84 cm 94.52 kg 27.80
2017-2018 184.97 cm 92.32 kg 27.74
2016-2017 184.56 cm 91.74 kg 28.04
2015-2016 185.32 cm 94.14 kg 27.86
2014-2015 184.83 cm 92.80 kg 27.33
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Recent NHL Entry Draft Selections
RND # Player Born Birtplace HT WT
2018
1 #11 Oliver Wahlstrom (RW) 13/06/2000 Yarmouth, ME, USA 186 cm 94 kg
1 #12 Noah Dobson (D) 07/01/2000 Summerside, PE, CAN 190 cm 80 kg
2 #41 Bode Wilde (D) 24/01/2000 Montréal, QC, CAN 192 cm 90 kg
2 #43 Ruslan Iskhakov (RW) 22/07/2000 Moskva, RUS 173 cm 69 kg
3 #72 Jakub Skarek (G) 10/11/1999 Jihlava, CZE 191 cm 89 kg
4 #103 Jacob Pivonka (C) 28/02/2000 Woodridge, IL, USA 182 cm 91 kg
5 #134 Blade Jenkins (C) 11/08/2000 Jackson, MI, USA 185 cm 95 kg
7 #196 Christian Krygier (D) 05/05/2000 Orlando, FL, USA 188 cm 87 kg
2017
2 #46 Robin Salo (D) 13/10/1998 Espoo, FIN 185 cm 85 kg
3 #77 Benjamin Mirageas (D) 08/05/1999 Newburyport, MA, USA 185 cm 82 kg
5 #139 Sebastian Aho (D) 17/02/1996 Umeå, SWE 177 cm 77 kg
6 #165 Arnaud Durandeau (LW) 14/01/1999 Beaconsfield, QC, CAN 183 cm 83 kg
7 #201 Logan Cockerill (LW) 03/03/1999 Brighton, MI, USA 176 cm 75 kg
2016
1 #19 Kieffer Bellows (LW/C) 10/06/1998 Edina, MN, USA 183 cm 90 kg
4 #95 Anatoli Golyshev (LW/RW) 14/02/1995 Perm, RUS 172 cm 81 kg
4 #120 Otto Koivula (LW/RW) 01/09/1998 Nokia, FIN 193 cm 100 kg
6 #170 Collin Adams (LW) 24/04/1998 Brighton, MI, USA 175 cm 78 kg
7 #193 Nick Pastujov (LW) 21/01/1998 Bradenton, FL, USA 183 cm 92 kg
7 #200 David Quenneville (D) 13/03/1998 Edmonton, AB, CAN 173 cm 88 kg
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History:

The New York Islanders NHL franchise was founded in 1972 to counter possible expansion of the rival league WHA. A group of investors headed by Roy Boe, the owner of the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association, brought ice hockey to Long Island. The entry to the NHL cost Boe and his partners a total of $10 million with $6 million paid to the NHL as the entry fee and $4 million paid to the New York Rangers as compensation for moving into its territory.

The Islanders became a successful expansion franchise in the 1970s. It was performing strong on ice and had a solid fanbase, but the operating costs were higher than the income. By the end of 1977-1978 season the franchise had accrued a debt of some $22 million and the majority owner Roy Boe's basketball franchise was also in debt for another $20 million. Boe lost the control of the Islanders franchise after being sued by one of the minority owners for using Islanders funds to cover the costs of Boe's ailing basketball franchise.

Before the start of the 1978-79 season John Pickett, one of the many minority owners of the Islanders franchise, set to rescue the franchise burdened by debt. Pickett took on nearly half of the $42 million debt accrued by the New York Islanders and the New York Mets only in six years under Boe's guidance. He also provided the franchise $2 million from his own pocket and persuaded the other partners to provide another $2 million to operate the team.

Working alongside General Manager Bill Torrey Pickett was able to successfully restructure the franchise. By the end of the 1979-80, in just two years, Pickett managed to reduce the Islanders debt of $22 million to some $6.5 million and signed the franchise to a lucrative cable TV contract.

While John Pickett managed to turn around the franchise financially, the franchise management and hockey operations staff led by Bill Torrey, General Manager and President, and Al Arbour, Head Coach, brought tremendous success to Long Island by winning four consecutive Stanley Cups in the early 1980s. There was no shortage of talent in the Islanders roster during that era: future Hall of Fame inductees Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin, Billy Smith and Bryan Trottier.

Pickett was instrumental in saving the Islanders in 1978 and molding it into a powerhouse in the early 1980s. However, the successful financial restructuring, the lucrative cable TV contract and on ice success were only a part of his legacy. In 1985 Pickett signed a 30-year arena lease with the Nassau County and the arena management company, Spectacor Management Group (SMG). This meant that Islanders was slated to play in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum until 2015, a decision that came to haunt the franchise on multiple occasions.

Pickett was never particularly interested in operating the franchise himself and gradually lost interest in the franchise. He eventually stepped down as the Chairman of the Board and named Torrie in his place. In 1992 Pickett opted to first loan and then sell a portion of the franchise to local investors with the intent to further reduce his involvement in the franchise and to become a silent investor. The local investors were set to manage the franchise despite Pickett's role as the majority owner.

The latter half of the 1980s saw the Islanders gradually shift from a winning team to a losing team. With the likes of Bossy, Potvin and Smith retired by 1990, the General Manager Bill Torrey sought to rebuild the team. He sent Islanders star and future Hall of Fame inductee Pat LaFontaine to the Buffalo Sabres and captain Brent Sutter to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the likes of Uwe Krupp, Pierre Turgeon and Steve Thomas. However, the new management brought in had little patience and replaced Torrey as the General Manager with his assistant Don Maloney in time for the 1992-93 season.

Newly appointed Maloney first refrained from making clear changes to the Islanders roster with modest initial success, but by the end of the 1994-95 lockout season he pulled the trigger on a number of players to rebuild the team. His changes included sending fan favorite Pierre Turgeon and Vladimir Malakhov to the Montréal Canadiens for Kirk Muller and Mathieu Schneider, who were both gone in a year. Maloney himself was gone by the end of 1995-1996 season, having been replaced by Head Coach Mike Milbury.

The mid-1990s also saw the team management update the image of the team by changing the team logo, colors and uniforms. The new look and logo were disliked by the Islanders fans and mocked by fans of other teams. The mid-1990s era Islanders were referred to as the "Fishsticks" due to the resemblance of the logo to Gorton's Fisherman, an advertising character for seafood producer Gorton's. Management woes continued as Pickett first sold the franchise to Dallas businessman John Spano, who failed to meet payments to Pickett, and then finally to a group of investors headed by Phoenix Coyotes part-owner Steven Gluckstern.

Gluckstern and his associates, namely the Milstein brothers, were unable to run the team for profit in the already outdated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The new owners feuded with the arena owners and management due to the terms agreed between them and the previous owner John Pickett, which saw nearly all revenue go to arena management company SMG. The Islanders management responded with implying that they had interests in playing home games in other venues, including the Madison Square Garden, the home arena of the rival New York Rangers.

Unable to turn profit with a competitive team under the lease terms of the arena, the owners decided to cut spending accordingly. This led to salary dumping, which saw Islanders core players, such as Bryan Berard, Trevor Linden, Rich Pilon and Zigmund Pálffy, being traded mainly for draft picks. Unable to renegotiate the arena lease or secure a new arena, Gluckstern and the Milstein brothers sold the franchise to Computer Associates executives Sanjay Kumar and Charles Wang in 2000. Wang became the sole owner of the team in 2004 after purchasing Kumar's stake in the team.