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Andrew Ladd through the years

Newsday The Islanders signed Andrew Ladd to a seven-year, $38.5-million deal on Friday. Here are some photos of the newest Islander throughout his career.
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Ladd Brings Championship Experience, Leadership to Islanders

NHL.com Andrew Ladd has one thing that no other New York Islanders player has: two Stanley Cups. Ladd, whom the Islanders signed to a seven-year deal on Friday, has lifted hockey’s holy grail with two...
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Ageless Chimera Wants To Help Isles Over the Hump

NHL.com Jason Chimera has a hint of grey sprinkled into his beard, but grizzled veteran says age is just a number and that he feels – and skates – like a younger man.“A young 37 is a good way to put it,”...
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Prince Agrees to Two-Year Deal

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced today that Shane Prince has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Prince, 23, scored a total of 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 42 games as a rookie last season...
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Ladd Agrees To Seven-Year Deal

NHL.com The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a seven-year deal with forward Andrew Ladd. Ladd, 30, scored 46 points (25 goals, 21 assists) in 78 games last season with the Winnipeg Jets and...
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Islanders get new look as Andrew Ladd replaces 2 mainstays

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — A couple familiar faces leave, a couple new faces arrive — and so it goes for the Islanders reconstruction. The biggest addition for general manager Garth Snow on Friday at the opening of the...
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Chimera Agrees to Two-Year Deal

NHL.com The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with forward Jason Chimera. Chimera, 37, scored 40 points (20 goals, 20 assists) in 82 games last season with the Washington...
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Andrew Ladd signs with Islanders, who lose Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen

Newsday The Islanders added a top-level forward in the opening minutes of NHL free agency Friday but saw two of their own longtime veterans leave as the frenzy began quickly.
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Jonathan Ledecky, Scott Malkin have 'full confidence' in Islanders' Garth Snow, Jack Capuano

Newsday On their first day as majority owners of the Islanders, Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin wasted no little time in reaching out to their team's fanbase.
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GM looking for right deal to boost Isles, complement John Tavares

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — This is the biggest offseason for Garth Snow since he took over as Islanders general manager in 2006. The franchise might have changed when they drafted John Tavares with the No. 1-overall pick in...
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5 free-agency targets for the Islanders

Newsday Arthur Staple takes a look at five potential free-agency targets the Islanders could pursue this offseason.
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Outgoing Isles owner Wang satisfied with team's progress

Newsday Charles Wang, whose 16-year tenure as majority owner of the Islanders ends on Friday, says he is satisfied with the team's direction but remains disappointed with Nassau politicians who could not...
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Islanders give Andrew Ladd a tour on eve of free agency

Newsday The Islanders are focused on the opening bell of NHL free agency Friday at noon, with three of their own veterans heading to the market and the team's front office doing some wining and dining in...
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Charles Wang praises Islanders GM Garth Snow

Newsday For the first time, Charles Wang admitted that general manager Garth Snow's hands were tied for many years when it came to trying to lure high-priced free agents. In his final interview as...
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The era of Charles Wang is over

Newsday It's the end of an era.
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Fans, Prospects Light Up Blue and White Scrimmage

NHL.com In the midst of a hot, muggy week on Long Island, the ice-cold confines at Northwell Health Ice Center provided an oasis for New York Islanders fans. A capacity crowd packed the Islanders’...
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Kieffer Bellows Following Dad's Path to NHL

NHL.com Walking through the depths of First Niagara Center in Buffalo, Kieffer Bellows was radiating enthusiasm.The 19th-overall pick was high-fiving other prospects left and right, sending out snapchats...
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Islanders miss out on Steven Stamkos when he signs with Lightning

Newsday The Islanders' hopes to upgrade their forward group this week took a bit of a blow on Wednesday when Steven Stamkos opted to stay in Tampa and signed an eight-year deal with the Lightning for an...
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Steven Stamkos’ Isles-thwarting megadeal reveals NHL’s top GM

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — Several seismic moves on this NHL Blockbuster Wednesday, a traditionally sleepy day on the league calendar, appear to have turned Friday’s July 1 opening of the free-agent market into an...
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Blog Articles

Okposo sees better Stanley Cup chance with Sabres than Islanders (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Kyle Okposo saw the right type of winning core with the Buffalo Sabres. The former New York Islanders winger didn’t mind the fact that the team hasn’t made the playoffs since the...
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NHL-National Hockey League roundup (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — July 1 (The Sports Xchange) - The Tampa Bay Lightning signed 6-foot-6, 223-pound defenseman Victor Hedman to an eight-year contract extension worth $63 million on Friday's first day of NHL free...
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New York Islanders: The Case for Andrew Ladd

Eyes On Isles (Brian Dollard) — New York Islanders GM Garth Snow made a bold statement today signing forward Andrew Ladd to $5.5 million to put him in a New York Islanders sweater for the next seven years. Garth Snow knows he...
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NHL Free Agent Frenzy 2016: All the small contracts (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Not every signing is earth shattering on free agent day. Still the addition of less heralded players can mean the difference between winning and losing in the post-season; even though we may not...
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Avalanche busy in free agency Friday, sign Colborne, Tyutin (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Avalanche were busy in free agency Friday, signing a crop of players that includes forward Joe Colborne.
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Campbell returns to Blackhawks after agreeing to 1-year deal (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Brian Campbell wanted to return to Chicago and the Blackhawks were more than willing to welcome him back. It's where my heart was,'' said Campbell, who lives in the Chicago area with his family. ...
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No Controversy: Islanders re-sign Prince to two-year contract worth $850K per

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — The RFAs are coming. After splashing in the unrestricted free agent waters earlier today, the Islanders took care of some internal business in the evening, signing winger Shane Prince to a...
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Islanders sign Ladd, Chimera; lose Nielsen, Okposo (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders moved quickly at the start of NHL free agency, signing forwards Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera but losing longtime stars Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo.
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Maple Leafs sign Matt Martin to four-year, $10M contract (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed bruising energy forward Matt Martin to a four-year contract worth $10 million. The 27-year-old Martin is coming off a four-year $4 million contract with the...
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An Analytic Take: Jason Chimera is a downgrade on Matt Martin

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (garik16) — A quick analytic take on Jason Chimera suggests the Isles downgraded on Matt Martin by signing him. Credit: Ownthepuck.blogspot.com, Domenic Galamini The...
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Okposo sees potential for Cup in Buffalo; signs 7 year deal (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — After Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray couldn’t get his hands on Steven Stamkos, he went after what was felt to be the next best thing for the Sabres in Kyle Okposo and he got him. Okposo, 28,...
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New York Islanders Sign Ladd And Chimera

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — On the first day of free agency the New York Islanders signed Ladd and Chimera. Both are veteran players who have the tough task of replacing some fan favorites and long tenured Islanders that...
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NHL teams make splashes in opening hour of free agency (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — NHL teams combined to make a flurry of deals on the first shift of free agency. Kyle Okposo and Milan Lucic each got $42 million, seven-year contracts, taking advantage of Steven Stamkos being...
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The Latest: Wild agree to 3-year deal with Eric Staal (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — The deal was done Friday, soon after free agency began. Staal spent 12 seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes before being traded to the New York Rangers before the deadline. The second overall...
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Capital Gain? Islanders sign F Jason Chimera to two-year deal

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Character! (and some goals) The free agent spree continued for the New York Islanders ,  signing forward Jason Chimera less than an hour  after inking Andrew Ladd . The second...
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Red Wings land Frans Nielsen with six-year, $31.5 million deal (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — While the New York Islanders added Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera early in free agency, they also said goodbye to a trio of players. With Matt Martin still shopping his services and Kyle Okposo...
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AP Source: Sabres sign free-agent Okposo to 7-year contract (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to sign forward Kyle Okposo to a seven-year, $42...
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AP Source: Red Wings keep Helm, Marchenko, sign Nielsen (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — The Detroit Red Wings were busy just before and after the start of NHL free agency. Center Frans Nielsen agreed to a six-year, $31.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings, a person familiar...
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The End: Frans Nielsen signs with Detroit Red Wings, ending 10-year New York Islanders career

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — I'm gonna need to be left alone for a minute. Until noon today, there was no longer serving New York Islander player than Frans Nielsen . Now there is no longer a New York Islander player Frans...
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Adieu, Kyle: Okposo signs with Buffalo Sabres, ending 8-year Islanders career

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — We had a year to prepare, but seeing #21 depart still feels weird. Free agent right wing Kyle Okposo has signed a r eported seven-year contract worth $6 million per season with the Buffalo...
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