Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
2014 NHL Draft
SHARE

Isles sign Moulson to one-year deal

Tuesday, 07.27.2010 / 10:38 AM / NHL Free Agency 2010

By Brian Compton - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Share with your Friends


Isles sign Moulson to one-year deal
New York Islanders sign Matt Moulson to one-year deal.
Just moments before their arbitration hearing was set to begin, the New York Islanders and Matt Moulson agreed on a one-year contract Tuesday morning. Newsday is reporting Moulson, who made $575,000 last season, will be paid $2.45 million in 2010-11.

In his first full NHL season, the 26-year-old left wing led the Islanders with 30 goals. He also added 18 assists and appeared in all 82 games. He spent the previous two seasons bouncing between the Los Angeles Kings and their AHL affiliate in Manchester, N.H. He had 160 points (74 goals, 86 assists) in 188 AHL games, all with Manchester.

"Matt is one of our young core of players and we're excited to have him return this upcoming season," Isles GM Garth Snow said.  "He was an integral part of our lineup last season, playing in all 82 games and hitting the 30-goal plateau for the first time in his career."

By signing only a one-year deal, Moulson can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the ninth round (No. 263) of the 2003 Entry Draft.

Follow Brian Compton on Twitter: @BComptonNHL
Quote of the Day

It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threatening illness