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Isles' trio accept qualifying offers

Friday, 07.15.2011 / 8:04 PM / NHL Free Agency 2011

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Forward Micheal Haley and defensemen Ty Wishart and Dylan Reese all accepted their qualifying offers from the New York Islanders on Friday, agreeing to one-year, two-way deals. 
 
Haley, a 25-year-old center, split the season between the Islanders and their AHL affiliate in Bridgeport. He had 2 goals and 1 assist in 27 NHL games, along with 85 PIM. He also played 67 games with the Sound Tigers, going 6-8-14 with 196 PIM.
 
Wishart, a 23-year-old former first-round pick by San Jose, came to the Isles in a Jan. 1 trade that sent goaltender Dwayne Roloson to Tampa Bay. He played 20 games with the Islanders after the deal, scoring 1 goal and adding 4 assists along with 10 PIM.
 
Reese, who turns 27 next month, was acquired from Columbus late in the 2009-10 season. He had 6 assists and 15 PIM in 27 games with the Islanders last season after going 2-2-4 with New York in 2009-10.
 

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1