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Islanders Training Camp Notebook

News, notes and quotes from Islanders Training Camp

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Training camp has officially begun. 

The New York Islanders hit the ice on Friday, skating in a pair of sessions at Northwell Health Center in East Meadow. In total, 49 players - 27 forwards, 16 defensemen and six goalies - will participate in camp, though four players - John Tavares, Nikolay Kulemin, Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss - are still competing in the World Cup of Hockey. 

Here are some news, notes and quotes from the first two days of training camp: 

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Renewed Strome could be back at center

The 23-year-old changed his offseason routine, skated as center to open training camp

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Ryan Strome was back at center on the first day of Islanders training camp - and it's possible he could be there to start the season as well. 

Strome skated between Anders Lee and Josh Bailey in the second group of Friday's skate at Northwell Health Ice Center and while that move back to center isn't official, the 23-year-old would welcome it. 

"If that's the way it shakes out, then that'd be great," Strome said. "Obviously it'd be a bit of an adjustment just trying to get back to it. Nothing I'm not used to, I've been a centerman a lot of my life."

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2016 Islanders Training Camp Roster

49 players make up this year's camp

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders opened 2016 training camp on Friday. 

In total 49 players - 27 forwards, 16 defensemen and six goalies - are participating in this year's camp. See below for a full training camp roster. 

Preseason games begin on Monday, Sept. 26 as the Islanders host the Philadelphia Flyers at Barclays Center at 7 p.m

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

FOLLOW @NYISLANDERS FOR A COMPLETE LOOK AT TRAINING CAMP

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Islanders Optimistic at Training Camp

The Islanders feel good about their team on the first day of camp

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are feeling pretty optimistic about their upcoming season. 

But after coming off the franchise's first playoff series win since 1993, keeping the young pieces of roster relatively intact and adding some impactful veterans, there's reason to feel pretty good at the start of training camp. 

"We have a big year ahead of us with the team that we have right now. I expect nothing less than to go further than we did last year," Casey Cizikas said at the team's media day on Thursday.

 

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Isles Stand Up to Cancer- I Fight For

The New York Islanders are standing up to cancer by raising money and awareness

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / New York Islanders

In some way, shape or form, cancer has affected every one of us. Whether you're a survivor, currently battling the disease, have lost a loved one or had an afflicted friend or family member, cancer has touched our lives.

The New York Islanders are standing up to cancer by raising money and awareness, but are also giving you a platform to share your story with the world. Share your stories on how you or someone you know has stood up to cancer.

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Islanders Raise $100K For Charity At Golf Outing

Ninth annual golf outing raises over $100K for Islanders Children's Foundation

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders usually play golf for themselves over the summer, but on Tuesday, they were playing for the kids. 

The Islanders players, coaches and alumni were teeing off for charity at the team's ninth annual golf outing, raising over $100K for the Islanders Children's Foundation. 

"It's a great day on the course, it's a great cause," Travis Hamonic said. "I think it's something that all of us really enjoy being a part of. Just being out here raising some money and some awareness it's important."

View 2016 Islanders Children's Foundation Golf Outing Gallery

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Rookie Camp Wraps Up

Prospects get tuneup week ahead of main training camp

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

For the past week, the Islanders prospects have been running through drills, learning systems and lifting weights, all in preparation for main camp, which starts Friday. 

It's all practice, but Wednesday night's prospect game against the Philadelphia Flyers offered a chance to show what they'd learned in a game setting. There were no points at stake - the Islanders lost 4-0 - but the stakes on the ice were real. Across from the Islanders was a real opponent, throwing real hits - it was a chippy game highlighted by big hits - forcing them to make real split-second decisions and essentially practice with live rounds. 

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Dal Colle Building Off Bridgeport Experience

The Islanders' 2014 first-rounder is using his six games in Bridgeport as a spring board to his professional career.

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

In a perfect world, Michael Dal Colle would have played in the American Hockey League last season, but age restrictions kept him in the junior leagues. 

So while Dal Colle spent the last season - his fourth in junior - between the Oshawa Generals and Kingston Frontenacs, he got a peek behind the AHL curtain at the end of year with a six-game stint with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. That professional experience spring-boarded him into his first summer as a pro, which he referred to as his "biggest offseason" to date back at Mini Camp in July.

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Islanders Name Claude Loiselle Hockey Ops Consultant

Former Islander joins Management Team

NHL.com

The New York Islanders have named Claude Loiselle to the position of Hockey Operations Consultant.
 
Loiselle served as a hockey operations consultant with the Arizona Coyotes in 2015-16. The Ottawa, Ontario native was part of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization from 2010-14, most recently serving as Vice President and Assistant General Manager. He served as Assistant General Manager with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2005-2009 and was Associate Director, Hockey Operations with the National Hockey League from 1998-2005.

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Strome Agrees To Two-Year Deal

First-round pick in 2011 played 71 games last season

NHL.com

The New York Islanders announced today that Ryan Strome has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. 

Strome, 23, scored 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) in 71 games last season with the Islanders. The Mississauga, ON, native added four points (one goal, three assists) in eight Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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