In the six years that have passed since the New York Islanders used the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft to select Ryan Strome, the Mississauga native has yet to live up to expectation. However, after being sent to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for veteran forward Jordan Eberle, the soon-to-be 24-year
It is rumored that there are four potential teams giving their first-round draft picks to the Vegas Golden Knights as part of their plan to protect as many of their current roster as possible. Those teams are the New York Islanders, Columbus Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning. The New York Islanders may
With the NHL Expansion Draft looming, the New York Islanders could lose two defensemen. The core of any hockey team needs top-flight d-men and the Isles have a talented group. With Ryan Pulock and Devon Toews in the AHL as well, the Islanders have organizational depth. Islanders Forced to Make Decisions on Defence Travis Hamonic
Jiggs McDonald is one of the most iconic voices in NHL broadcasting history. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame since 1990, McDonald has done it all. This season, he celebrated his 50th consecutive year calling hockey games in the NHL, making him a rarity: How many broadcasters can say they’ve called games featuring
The New York Islanders hired former NHL veteran Scott Gomez as an assistant coach on May 30. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) The Islanders have three coaches who all have 1,000 games in the NHL under their belts—head coach Doug Weight, assistant coach Luke Richardson and now Gomez. Veteran presence is great for the blue and orange,
Once upon a time, the New York Islanders were the hardest hitting team in the NHL. Teams were simply scared to play them. First, they hit you with their dynamic fourth line of Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin. Then the snarl of Travis Hamonic, Anders Lee and even Thomas Hickey came into play.
Watching Joshua Ho-Sang develop as player in 20 games with the New York Islanders this season was a blast. Dynamic, creative and energetic, Ho-Sang has the tools to be a 40-assist guy at the NHL-level one day. While Islanders head coach Doug Weight was one of the best playmakers in the NHL during his playing