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Islanders Sign Veteran G Roloson

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

The Islanders have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with goaltender Dwayne Roloson.

Roloson appeared in 63 games for the Edmonton Oilers last season, finishing with a 28-24-9 record and a 2.77 goals-against average.  He back-stopped the Oilers to the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes, posting a 12-5 record during the team’s run.

Roloson, a 39-year-old goaltender, was selected to represent the Minnesota Wild at the 2004 NHL All-Star Game and at the end of the season had the NHL’s best save percentage of.933.

“We are thrilled to add Dwayne to our lineup,” said Garth Snow, New York Islanders General Manager.  “He is a proven winner having led the Edmonton Oilers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006 and we look forward to him bringing his veteran leadership to the Islanders.”

The Simcoe, ON native, was an unsigned free agent and has appeared in 462 career NHL games, playing for the Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild and Oilers.  He has 167 career wins and 23 shutouts.

Playing for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 1990-1994, Roloson finished his college career with a record of 51-44-9 and registered consecutive 20-win seasons during both his junior and senior year.  In his final season with the River Hawks, Roloson was named the Hockey East Player of the Year and was selected to NCAA East First-All-American Team and the Hockey East First All-Star Team.  He finished the year with a 2.76 GAA.


Tony Romano
The Islanders acquired Tony Romano and a conditional pick in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry from the New Jersey Devils Draft on Tuesday, in exchange for center Ben Walter.

Romano played the last two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. The Smithtown native was the leading scorer for the Peterborough Petes last season, scoring 36 goals and 33 assists for 69 points in 65 games. 

The year prior, Romano skated in 66 games for the London Knights and registered 22 points (12 goals and 10 assists).  Romano was drafted in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and played that same year for Cornell University where he totaled nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points in 29 games.

Walter spent the last two seasons with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers where he accumulated 116 points. He played in a total of 12 games for the Islanders during his two seasons with the organization, scoring one goal.
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