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Donovan, Gallant accept Islanders qualifying offers

Tuesday, 07.15.2014 / 11:20 AM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Donovan, Gallant accept Islanders qualifying offers
Defenseman Matt Donovan and forward Brett Gallant accepted their qualifying offers from the New York Islanders.

Defenseman Matt Donovan and forward Brett Gallant accepted their qualifying offers from the New York Islanders, the team announced Tuesday.

Terms of each contract were not disclosed, but Donovan will be paid $826,875 next season, according to CapGeek.com. The 24-year-old had two goals and 14 assists in 52 games for the Islanders in 2013-14. He had seven goals and 14 assists in 27 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.

Donovan was New York's fourth-round pick (No. 96) at the 2008 NHL Draft.

Gallant, 25, had no points and 17 penalty minutes in four games with the Islanders last season and one goal, one assist and 255 penalty minutes in 58 AHL games.

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

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