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Islanders Agree to Terms with Reasoner

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Marty Reasoner.  


The Honeoye, NY native played all 82 games last season with the Florida Panthers, scoring 32 points (14 goals and 18 assists).  

“The addition of Marty solidifies our center position,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said.  “He is a player who can be counted on to win face-offs and kill penalties, while at the same time contribute offensively.”  

Marty Reasoner #19 of the Florida Panthers and Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators wait for linesman Ryan Galloway #82 to drop the puck on March 31, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Senators defeated the Panthers 4-1. Click photo to view gallery.
Prior to last season, Reasoner played two years, with the Atlanta Thrashers, totaling 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 points in 159 games.  The 6’1, 205 pound center played the majority of the six seasons from 2001-2008 with the Edmonton Oilers, with a brief stint with the Boston Bruins in 2006 where he scored eight points (two goals and six assists).  With the Oilers, Reasoner totaled 45 goals and 76 assists for 121 points in 351 games.  

He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (14th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and played three seasons in St. Louis.  Reasoner recorded 47 points (17 goals and 30 assists) in 95 games.  

Internationally, Reasoner has represented the United States at three World Championships in 2002, 2003 and 2006.
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