New York Islanders transactions

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New York Islanders logo Matt Lorito
Matt Lorito
2019-01-18
Assigned LW Matt Lorito to Bridgeport (AHL).
2019-01-18
New York Islanders logo Matt Lorito
Matt Lorito
2019-01-17
Waived LW Matt Lorito.
2019-01-17
New York Islanders logo Joshua Ho-Sang
Joshua Ho-Sang
2019-01-08
Assigned RW Joshua Ho-Sang to Bridgeport (AHL).
2019-01-08
New York Islanders logo Valtteri Filppula Activated C Valtteri Filppula from injured reserve. 2019-01-08
New York Islanders logo John Stevens
John Stevens
2018-12-28
Assigned C John Stevens to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-12-28
New York Islanders logo Devon Toews
Devon Toews
2018-12-19
Recalled D Devon Toews from Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-12-19
New York Islanders logo Christopher Gibson Assigned G Christopher Gibson to Bridgeport (AHL). 2018-12-09
New York Islanders logo Joshua Ho-Sang
Joshua Ho-Sang
2018-12-09
Recalled RW Joshua Ho-Sang from Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-12-09
New York Islanders logo Christopher Gibson Recalled G Christopher Gibson from Bridgeport (AHL). 2018-12-04
New York Islanders logo Stephen Gionta
Stephen Gionta
2018-12-04
Assigned RW Stephen Gionta to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-12-04
New York Islanders logo Bode Wilde
Bode Wilde
2018-12-03
Signed D Bode Wilde to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2018-12-03
New York Islanders logo Tanner Fritz
Tanner Fritz
2018-11-28
Assigned C Tanner Fritz to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-11-28
New York Islanders logo Casey Cizikas
Casey Cizikas
2018-11-28
Activated C Casey Cizikas from injured reserve.
2018-11-28
New York Islanders logo Matt Martin
Matt Martin
2018-11-26
Activated LW Matt Martin from injured reserve.
2018-11-26
New York Islanders logo Tanner Fritz
Tanner Fritz
2018-11-24
Recalled C Tanner Fritz from Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-11-24
New York Islanders logo Michael Dal Colle Assigned LW Michael Dal Colle to Bridgeport (AHL). 2018-11-24
New York Islanders logo Michael Dal Colle Recalled LW Michael Dal Colle from Bridgeport (AHL). 2018-11-15
New York Islanders logo Stephen Gionta
Stephen Gionta
2018-11-15
Recalled RW Stephen Gionta from Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-11-15
New York Islanders logo Andrew Ladd
Andrew Ladd
2018-11-15
Placed LW Andrew Ladd on IR.
2018-11-15
New York Islanders logo Matt Martin
Matt Martin
2018-11-15
Placed LW Matt Martin on IR.
2018-11-15
New York Islanders logo Casey Cizikas
Casey Cizikas
2018-11-15
Placed C Casey Cizikas on IR.
2018-11-15
New York Islanders logo Tom Kuhnhackl
Tom Kuhnhackl
2018-11-05
Recalled LW Tom Kuhnhackl from Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-11-05
New York Islanders logo Christopher Gibson Assigned G Christopher Gibson to Bridgeport (AHL). 2018-11-03
New York Islanders logo Christopher Gibson Recalled G Christopher Gibson from Bridgeport (AHL). 2018-10-31
New York Islanders logo Tom Kuhnhackl
Tom Kuhnhackl
2018-10-31
Assigned LW Tom Kuhnhackl to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-10-31
New York Islanders logo Casey Cizikas
Casey Cizikas
2018-10-17
Activated C Casey Cizikas from injured reserve.
2018-10-17
New York Islanders logo Stephen Gionta
Stephen Gionta
2018-10-17
Assigned RW Stephen Gionta to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-10-17
New York Islanders logo Stephen Gionta
Stephen Gionta
2018-10-15
Waived RW Stephen Gionta.
2018-10-15
New York Islanders logo Stephen Gionta
Stephen Gionta
2018-10-13
Signed RW Stephen Gionta to a one-year contract.
2018-10-13
New York Islanders logo Tanner Fritz
Tanner Fritz
2018-10-11
Assigned C Tanner Fritz to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-10-11
New York Islanders logo Fyodor Tyutin
Fyodor Tyutin
2018-10-10
Waived C Jan Kovar.
2018-10-10
New York Islanders logo Matt Lorito
Matt Lorito
2018-10-03
Placed RW Matt Lorito on IR.
2018-10-03
New York Islanders logo John Stevens
John Stevens
2018-10-03
Placed C John Stevens on IR.
2018-10-03
New York Islanders logo Stephen Gionta
Stephen Gionta
2018-10-03
Released RW Stephen Gionta.
2018-10-03
New York Islanders logo Dennis Seidenberg Released D Dennis Seidenberg. 2018-10-03
New York Islanders logo Devon Toews
Devon Toews
2018-10-02
Assigned D Devon Toews to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-10-02
New York Islanders logo Fyodor Tyutin
Fyodor Tyutin
2018-10-02
Assigned C Jan Kovar to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-10-02
New York Islanders logo Tom Kuhnhackl
Tom Kuhnhackl
2018-10-01
Waived LW Tom Kuhnhackl.
2018-10-01
New York Islanders logo Luca Sbisa
Luca Sbisa
2018-09-24
Signed D Luca Sbisa to a one-year contract.
2018-09-24
New York Islanders logo Kyle Burroughs
Kyle Burroughs
2018-09-23
Assigned D Kyle Burroughs to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-09-23
New York Islanders logo Pius Suter
Pius Suter
2018-09-22
Released C Pius Suter.
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo
2018-09-22
Released C Chris Bourque.
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo
2018-09-22
Released C Ryan Bourque.
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo David Ullstrom
David Ullstrom
2018-09-22
Released G Evan Buitenhuis.
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo Patrik Rybar
Patrik Rybar
2018-09-22
Released D Mike Cornell.
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo Scott Eansor
Scott Eansor
2018-09-22
Assigned C Scott Eansor to Bridgeport (AHL).
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo Nolan Vesey
Nolan Vesey
2018-09-22
Released RW Matt Gaudreau.
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo Jan Kovar
Jan Kovar
2018-09-22
Released G Mitch Gillam.
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo Juuso Ikonen
Juuso Ikonen
2018-09-22
Released LW Ryan Hitchcock.
2018-09-22
New York Islanders logo Connor Jones
Connor Jones
2018-09-22
Released C Connor Jones.
2018-09-22

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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