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HAMONIC AGREES TO TERMS ON SEVEN-YEAR DEAL
Islanders’ Defenseman Signs Long-Term Contract
UNIONDALE, NY (July 5, 2013) - The New York Islanders announced today that Travis Hamonic has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal.
Hamonic, 22, scored 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 48 games this past season with the Islanders. The St. Malo, MB, native also made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, recording one assist in six games during the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.
“We are excited to come to terms with Travis, who is an important part of our young core,” General Manager Garth Snow said. “He has shown that he can play important minutes, in any situation and we’re thrilled that he’ll be an Islander for seven more years.”
In three years with the Islanders, Hamonic has totaled 10 goals and 50 assists (60 points) in 183 regular-season games. The Islanders selected Hamonic in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2008 NHL Draft. He played in the Western Hockey League for four seasons with the Moose Jaw Warriors and Brandon Wheat Kings.
On the International stage, Hamonic won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships. He won gold the previous year with Canada at the Under-18 World Junior Championships.
ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH NABOKOV
Veteran Goaltender Posted 23-11-7 Record With Islanders Last Season
UNIONDALE, NY (July 5, 2013) – The New York Islanders announced today that Evgeni Nabokov has agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Nabokov, 37, started 41-of-48 games this past season with the Islanders, posting a 23-11-7 record with three shutouts, a 2.50 goals-against average (GAA) and .910 save percentage (SV%). The Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, native’s 23 wins were one shy of the league lead; he climbed to 18th place on the National Hockey League’s all-time wins list.
In 646 career NHL games with San Jose and the Islanders, Nabokov has posted a 335-207-29-47 record (W-L-T-OT), with a 2.41 GAA and .912 SV%. He’s also appeared in 86 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with San Jose and the Islanders, compiling a 42-42 record with a 2.43 GAA and .908 SV%.
On the international stage, Nabokov represented Russia at two Winter Olympic Games (2010 – Vancouver, 2006 – Torino) and two World Championships (2011 – Slovakia, 2008 – Halifax & Quebec City). In 2008, he helped Russia win its first World Championship gold medal since 1993.
ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH BOUCHARD
Former First-Round Pick Signs One-Year Contract
UNIONDALE, NY (July 5, 2013) – The New York Islanders announced today that Pierre-Marc Bouchard has agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
Bouchard, 29, scored 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 43 games this past season with the Minnesota Wild. The Sherbrooke, Quebec, native added two points (one goal, one assist) in five 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Minnesota selected Bouchard in the first round, eighth overall, of the 2002 National Hockey League Draft. In 565 career NHL games, all with Minnesota, he’s scored 106 goals and 241 assists for 347 points with a plus-15 rating. Bouchard ranks second in Wild history with 565 games, fourth with 106 goals, second with 241 assists and third with 347 points.
Bouchard played two seasons of major junior hockey with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, earning QMJHL Rookie of the Year honors in 2000-01 and QMJHL Most Valuable Player and Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year in 2001-02. Since turning pro in 2002-03, his only professional season outside the NHL came during the 2004-05 lockout, when he scored 54 points (12 goals, 42 assists) in 67 American Hockey League games with the Houston Aeros.
On the international stage, Bouchard won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championships. He also represented Canada at the 2002 Under-18 World Junior Championships and played with Canada-Quebec at the 2001 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH REGIN
Danish Center Signs One-Year Contract
UNIONDALE, NY (July 5, 2013) – The New York Islanders announced today that Peter Regin has agreed to terms on a one-year deal. Regin, 27, recorded three assists in 27 games last season with the Ottawa Senators. A native of Herning, Denmark, Regin was limited to 92 games over the past three seasons due to injury. During his first full season with Ottawa in 2009-10, the center established career highs in games (75), points (29), goals (13), assists (16) and plus-minus (+10). In 178 career National Hockey League games, Regin has 55 points (19 goals, 36 assists) with a plus-5 rating. He’s also appeared in six Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Senators in 2010, scoring four points (three goals, one assist). Regin played for Timra of the Swedish Elite League for three seasons from 2005-06 to 2007-08. In his first season in North America and his only American Hockey League campaign, Regin scored 47 points (18 goals, 29 assists) in 56 games with the Binghamton Senators in 2008-09.