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Islanders Announce 23-Man Roster

13 Forwards, Eight Defensemen & Two Goalies Make Season-Opening Roster

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have announced their 23-man roster, consisting of 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies. The Islanders open the 2017-18 regular season on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, Oct. 6 before hosting the 2017-18 home opener against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Barclays Center.


Josh Bailey
Mathew Barzal
Anthony Beauvillier
Jason Chimera
Casey Cizikas
Cal Clutterbuck
Jordan Eberle
Joshua Ho-Sang
Nikolay Kulemin
Andrew Ladd
Anders Lee
Brock Nelson
John Tavares


Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan
Thomas Hickey
Nick Leddy
Scott Mayfield
Adam Pelech
Ryan Pulock
Dennis Seidenberg


Thomas Greiss
Jaroslav Halak

Injured Non-Roster

Shane Prince
Alan Quine


  • The Islanders 23-man roster includes 22 players that suited up for the team last season; only Jordan Eberle did not.
  • The Islanders roster includes 11 first-round draft picks: Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Jordan Eberle, Thomas Hickey, Joshua Ho-Sang, Andrew Ladd, Nick Leddy, Brock Nelson, Ryan Pulock & John Tavares.
  • There are currently three players age 21-or-younger on the Islanders 23-man roster. Mathew Barzal, 20, made his NHL debut last season before returning to his junior club, the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL). Anthony Beauvillier, 20, made his NHL debut and recorded 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in 66 games last year during his rookie season. Joshua Ho-Sang, 21, also made his NHL debut in 2016-17, scoring 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 21 games with the Islanders. 
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