The New York Islanders
on Tuesday agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with team captain Doug Weight
The 39-year-old veteran of 19 NHL seasons returns for his third season with the Islanders. In 36 games last season, he had 1 goal and 16 assists. He missed much of the season with a shoulder injury.
"Doug has played an important role in helping to develop our young players over the past two seasons and we're excited to see him continue his historic career on Long Island," Islanders General Manager Garth Snow
said in a statement.
Weight, a four-time NHL All-Star, was named the 12th captain in Islanders history Oct. 2, 2009. Originally drafted by the New York Rangers
in the second round (No. 34) of the 1990 Entry Draft, Weight has 276 goals and 748 assists for 1,024 points in 1,220 NHL games with the Rangers, Edmonton Oilers
, St. Louis Blues
, Carolina Hurricanes
, Anaheim Ducks
and the Islanders. In 2006, Weight helped the Hurricanes capture their first Stanley Cup in team history and the only one of Weight’s career. Weight reached the 1,000-point milestone with the Islanders on Jan. 2, 2009, becoming the eighth U.S.-born player and 73rd NHL player to reach 1,000 points.