Team Facts

2005-2006 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#60
Frédéric Cloutier (G) 38 1981 St-Honoré, QC, CAN 6'0" 176 R
#39 Rick DiPietro (G) 37 1981 Winthrop, MA, USA 6'1" 209 R
#34 Wade Dubielewicz (G) 40 1979 Invermere, BC, CAN 5'11" 181 L
#30 Garth Snow (G) 49 1969 Wrentham, MA, USA 6'3" 201 L
DEFENSEMEN
#4 Joël Bouchard (D) 45 1974 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'1" 209 L
#43 Ryan Caldwell (D) 38 1981 Brandon, MB, CAN 6'3" 212 L
#14 Chris Campoli (D) 34 1984 North York, ON, CAN 6'0" 201 L
#5 John Erskine (D) 39 1980 Kingston, ON, CAN 6'4" 220 L
#6 Bruno Gervais (D) 34 1984 Longueuil, QC, CAN 6'1" 201 R
#37 Denis Grebeshkov (D) 35 1983 Yaroslavl, RUS 6'0" 205 L
#63 Cole Jarrett (D) 36 1983 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN 6'0" 201 L
#25 Brad Lukowich (D) 42 1976 Surrey, BC, CAN 6'1" 201 L
#24 Radek Martínek (D) 42 1976 Havlickuv Brod, CZE 6'0" 205 R
#44 Janne Niinimaa (D) 44 1975 Raahe, FIN 6'1" 220 L
#8 Tomi Pettinen (D) 42 1977 Ylöjärvi, FIN 6'3" 212 L
#38 Al Rourke (D) 39 1980 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'1" 214 L
#3 Brent Sopel (D) 42 1977 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'2" 218 R
#77
Alexei Zhitnik (D)   “A” 46 1972 Kiev, UKR 5'10" 203 L
FORWARDS
#45 Arron Asham (RW) 41 1978 Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN 5'11" 209 R
#17 Shawn Bates (C/LW) 44 1975 Melrose, MA, USA 6'0" 209 R
#10 Sean Bergenheim (LW) 35 1984 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 196 L
#55 Jason Blake (LW) 45 1973 Moorhead, MN, USA 5'10" 190 L
#62
Kevin Colley (C/RW) 40 1979 New Haven, CT, USA 5'10" 174 R
#26 Rob Collins (RW/C) 41 1978 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'10" 172 R
#27 Jeremy Colliton (C) 34 1985 Blackie, AB, CAN 6'3" 201 R
#49 Eric Godard (RW) 39 1980 Vernon, BC, CAN 6'4" 225 R
#18 Jeff Hamilton (C/RW) 41 1977 Englewood, OH, USA 5'10" 185 R
#7 Trent Hunter (RW) 39 1980 Red Deer, AB, CAN 6'3" 218 R
#40 Matt Koalska (C) 39 1980 St. Paul, MN, USA 6'0" 203 L
#12 Oleg Kvasha (LW) 40 1978 Moskva, RUS 6'5" 240 R
#58 Masi Marjamäki (LW) 34 1985 Pori, FIN 6'2" 203 L
#21
Robert Nilsson (LW/RW) 34 1985 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'10" 192 L
#29 Petteri Nokelainen (C) 33 1986 Imatra, FIN 6'1" 190 R
#37 Mark Parrish (RW)   “A” 42 1977 Bloomington, MN, USA 5'11" 196 R
#48 Steven Regier (LW) 34 1984 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'5" 209 L
#81 Miroslav Satan (RW) 44 1974 Topolcany, SVK 6'2" 194 L
#28 Wyatt Smith (C) 42 1977 Thief River Falls, MN, USA 5'11" 196 L
#15 Jeff Tambellini (LW/RW) 35 1984 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'11" 185 L
#11 Mattias Weinhandl (RW) 39 1980 Ljungby, SWE 6'0" 194 R
#79 Alexei Yashin (C)   “C” 45 1973 Yekaterinburg, RUS 6'4" 227 R
#16 Mike York (C) 41 1978 Waterford, MI, USA 5'10" 183 R
Position: G:4 D:12 F:21 | Av Age: 26.89 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt 202 lbs | Compare with other teams

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DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
06/21/2019
06/21/2019 Confirmed Leaving John Stevens (F) Leaving for Unknown
06/14/2019
06/14/2019 Extension Jordan Eberle (F)
05/31/2019
05/31/2019 Confirmed Joining Arnaud Durandeau (F) Joining from Halifax Mooseheads
05/31/2019 Extension Tanner Fritz (F)
05/23/2019
05/23/2019 Extension Brock Nelson (F)
05/14/2019
05/14/2019 Confirmed Leaving Yannick Rathgeb (D) Leaving for Unknown
04/02/2019
04/02/2019 Confirmed Joining Mason Jobst (F) Joining from Ohio State Univ.
03/28/2019
03/28/2019 Confirmed Joining Oliver Wahlstrom (F) Joining from Boston College
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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 82 48 - 27 - 7 228 196 103 2 Conference SF loss
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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 82 47 41 88 34
2. Cory Conacher (F) 2018-2019 Syracuse Crunch AHL 70 22 42 64 95
3. Matt Moulson (F) 2018-2019 Ontario Reign AHL 68 28 34 62 48
4. Tim Wallace (F) 2018-2019 Milton Keynes Lightning EIHL 60 21 36 57 58
5. Aaron Ness (D) 2018-2019 Hershey Bears AHL 71 5 50 55 40
6. Sean Bentivoglio (F) 2018-2019 Cardiff Devils EIHL 56 16 38 54 52
7. Alan Quine (F) 2018-2019 Stockton Heat AHL 41 19 33 52 18
8. Harry Zolnierczyk (F) 2018-2019 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 72 15 36 51 38
9. Sebastian Aho (D) 2018-2019 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 67 9 37 46 36
10. Steve Bernier (F) 2018-2019 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 62 24 18 42 87
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Bryan Trottier (F) 1298 564 959 1523
2. Mike Bossy (F) 881 658 628 1286
3. Denis Potvin (D) 1245 366 850 1216
4. Clark Gillies (F) 1031 351 405 756
5. Brent Sutter (F) 782 311 358 669
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mike Bossy (F) 881 658 628 1286
2. Bryan Trottier (F) 1298 564 959 1523
3. Denis Potvin (D) 1245 366 850 1216
4. Clark Gillies (F) 1031 351 405 756
5. Brent Sutter (F) 782 311 358 669
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Bryan Trottier (F) 1298 564 959 1523
2. Denis Potvin (D) 1245 366 850 1216
3. Mike Bossy (F) 881 658 628 1286
4. Clark Gillies (F) 1031 351 405 756
5. John Tonelli (F) 707 234 393 627
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Mick Vukota (F) 531 16 45 1952
2. Garry Howatt (F) 683 105 239 1755
3. Denis Potvin (D) 1245 366 1216 1609
4. Rich Pilon (D) 524 6 60 1575
5. Bob Nystrom (F) 1057 274 596 1484
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Bryan Trottier (F) 1298 564 959 1523
2. Denis Potvin (D) 1245 366 850 1216
3. Bob Nystrom (F) 1057 274 322 596
4. Clark Gillies (F) 1031 351 405 756
5. Bob Bourne (F) 943 276 358 634
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Mike Bossy (F) 881 658 1286 1.460
2. Pierre Turgeon (F) 270 153 354 1.311
3. Bryan Trottier (F) 1298 564 1523 1.173
4. Pat LaFontaine (F) 580 301 601 1.036
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 99 81 93 174 1.76 22
2. Bryan Trottier (F) 1981-1982 NHL 99 56 102 158 1.60 128
3. Mike Bossy (F) 1980-1981 NHL 97 85 69 154 1.59 36
4. Pierre Turgeon (F) 1992-1993 NHL 94 64 81 145 1.54 26
5. Mike Bossy (F) 1982-1983 NHL 98 77 67 144 1.47 30
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mike Bossy (F) 1980-1981 NHL 97 85 69 154 1.59 36
2. Mike Bossy (F) 1981-1982 NHL 99 81 93 174 1.76 22
3. Mike Bossy (F) 1982-1983 NHL 98 77 67 144 1.47 30
4. Mike Bossy (F) 1978-1979 NHL 90 75 59 134 1.49 27
5. Pierre Turgeon (F) 1992-1993 NHL 94 64 81 145 1.54 26
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Bryan Trottier (F) 1981-1982 NHL 99 56 102 158 1.60 128
2. Mike Bossy (F) 1981-1982 NHL 99 81 93 174 1.76 22
3. Bryan Trottier (F) 1978-1979 NHL 86 49 91 140 1.63 63
4. Bryan Trottier (F) 1980-1981 NHL 91 42 90 132 1.45 108
5. Pierre Turgeon (F) 1992-1993 NHL 94 64 81 145 1.54 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 76 0 10 10 0.13 407
2. Mick Vukota (F) 1989-1990 NHL 77 4 8 12 0.16 307
3. Zenon Konopka (F) 2010-2011 NHL 82 2 7 9 0.11 307
4. Garry Howatt (F) 1979-1980 NHL 98 11 12 23 0.23 303
5. Mick Vukota (F) 1991-1992 NHL 74 0 6 6 0.08 293
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 6'1" 208 lbs 28.37
2017-2018 6'1" 204 lbs 27.35
2016-2017 6'1" 202 lbs 27.56
2015-2016 6'1" 207 lbs 27.39
2014-2015 6'1" 204 lbs 26.90
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Recent NHL Entry Draft Selections
RND # Player Born Birtplace HT WT
2019
1 #23 Simon Holmström (RW) 05/24/2001 Tranås, SWE 6'1" 183 lbs
2 #57 Samuel Bolduc (D) 12/09/2000 Laval, QC, CAN 6'4" 209 lbs
5 #147 Reece Newkirk (C) 02/20/2001 Moose Jaw, SK, CAN 5'11" 172 lbs
6 #178 Félix Bibeau (C) 03/31/1999 Mercier, QC, CAN 6'0" 185 lbs
7 #209 Cole Coskey (RW) 06/01/1999 Zion, IL, USA 6'0" 190 lbs
2018
1 #11 Oliver Wahlstrom (RW) 06/13/2000 Yarmouth, ME, USA 6'1" 205 lbs
1 #12 Noah Dobson (D) 01/07/2000 Summerside, PE, CAN 6'4" 183 lbs
2 #41 Bode Wilde (D) 01/24/2000 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'2" 192 lbs
2 #43 Ruslan Iskhakov (C) 07/22/2000 Moskva, RUS 5'8" 152 lbs
3 #72 Jakub Skarek (G) 11/10/1999 Jihlava, CZE 6'3" 196 lbs
4 #103 Jacob Pivonka (C) 02/28/2000 Woodridge, IL, USA 5'11" 198 lbs
5 #134 Blade Jenkins (LW/C) 08/11/2000 Jackson, MI, USA 6'1" 194 lbs
7 #196 Christian Krygier (D) 05/05/2000 Novi, MI, USA 6'2" 192 lbs
2017
2 #46 Robin Salo (D) 10/13/1998 Espoo, FIN 6'1" 187 lbs
3 #77 Benjamin Mirageas (D) 05/08/1999 Newburyport, MA, USA 6'1" 181 lbs
5 #139 Sebastian Aho (D) 02/17/1996 Umeå, SWE 5'10" 176 lbs
6 #165 Arnaud Durandeau (LW) 01/14/1999 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'11" 174 lbs
7 #201 Logan Cockerill (LW/RW) 03/03/1999 Brighton, MI, USA 5'9" 165 lbs
2016
1 #19 Kieffer Bellows (LW) 06/10/1998 Edina, MN, USA 6'1" 194 lbs
4 #95 Anatoli Golyshev (LW/RW) 02/14/1995 Perm, RUS 5'8" 179 lbs
4 #120 Otto Koivula (LW/C) 09/01/1998 Nokia, FIN 6'4" 220 lbs
6 #170 Collin Adams (LW) 04/24/1998 Brighton, MI, USA 5'9" 172 lbs
7 #193 Nick Pastujov (LW) 01/21/1998 Bradenton, FL, USA 6'0" 203 lbs
7 #200 David Quenneville (D) 03/13/1998 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'8" 190 lbs
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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.